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The Disability Community is Politically Engaged

The Disability Community is Politically Engaged

National Youth Transitions Center Logo“The sheer number of people with disabilities makes them an important voting block, researchers say, but turnout among the group is severely lagging,” said  of DisabilityScoop.com .

A recent survey of more than 1000 found that “those touched by special needs are turning out to vote in high numbers and care deeply about candidate views on supports and services.”

“Too many politicians across the political spectrum have been ignoring disability issues for too long,” said Will Swenson, political director at United Cerebral Palsy, one of more than 45 disability organizations that are part of the Youth Transitions Collaborative which commissioned the survey. “Our community votes and we are going to be paying very close attention to whether elected officials are fighting for us or not.”

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