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Candidates Respond to the NCIL / AAPD Questionnaire on Disability Politics

Tonight is the third Democratic presidential debate. Will you be tuning in? 

In August, NCIL and the American Association of People with Disabilities teamed up to release the 2020 Presidential Questionnaire on Disability Politics. The questionnaire covers a broad range of policies that are important to over 35 million eligible voters with disabilities.

Ahead of tonight’s debate, the following candidates have submitted responses:

AAPD will continue to post major party candidates’ responses, as well as track public statements on disability and when applicable, sponsorship of disability-related bills. You can find all of this information on their 2020 presidential election webpages. AAPD will post candidates’ responses on a rolling basis, and we will make sure to inform you when new information is available. 

If your favorite candidate has not yet responded to the questionnaire, download a copy below or on the 2020 presidential election webpage and contact their campaign to urge them to fill out the questionnaire!

If you’re watching the debate tonight, make your voice heard! Join #CripTheVote’s live tweet of the Democratic debate tonight at 8:00 Eastern / 5:00 Pacific on Twitter using the hashtags #CripTheVote and #DemDebate. #CripTheVote is a nonpartisan campaign to engage both voters and politicians in a productive discussion about disability issues in the United States. Learn more on the #CripTheVote website.

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