Washington Post: 2016 Presidential Debates Have Ignored Disability Issues

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Washington Post: 2016 Presidential Debates Have Ignored Disability Issues

On February 10, 2016, The Washington Post published an article titled, "The 2016 Conversation Has Ignored Disabled People. Now, They Want to Be Heard," by Caitlin Gibson.

It’s a safe bet that certain hot-button issues will be addressed in the next round of Democratic and Republican presidential debates this week: unemployment, health care, gun control, the economy.

But will the candidates talk about how the unemployment rate among the disabled is more than double that of non-disabled Americans? Or that people with disabilities are far more likely to be victims of violent crime? Will there be any mention of the many disabled people whose struggles are compounded by poverty and inadequate health care? Read more.