National Forum on Disability Issues webinar
Date: Friday, September 28th, 2012
Time: 11:30 am
Duration: 3 hours
Location: Mathers, Pearsons Hall
Sponsored by: Learning Enrichment and Disability Services / Contact: Joy de Leon ext. 2572
Contact: Joy de Leon
Please join this webinar as Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) talk about policies and issues that affect individuals with disabilities at the National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI).
If you are planning on bringing a large group, please contact Joy de Leon at ext. 2572.
Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr., and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) are speaking on behalf of their respective parties at the National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI) to present their campaign’s positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities. The event takes place between 11:30 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. (cst), Friday, Sept. 28, at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio.
The non-partisan forum is the only national event that brings together representatives from Obama’s and Romney’s campaigns and provides them with a platform to present their candidate’s policy positions on disability issues.
“There are more than 57 million Americans with disabilities,” said Sue Hetrick, director of public policy of the Ability Center of Greater Toledo and coordinator of the Ohio Disability Vote Coalition. “This is an opportunity for the growing disability community to hear the policy viewpoints of the people who will represent them in Washington.”
Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University, and former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, is serving as moderator.
Format of the Forum
Each representative will occupy the stage exclusively for 30 minutes. During that time, they will have 10 minutes to present their party’s vision for the future on disability policy in America and 20 minutes to respond to questions presented by Sesno. Questions for the session have been generated by the disability community. Each candidate has the opportunity to address such topics as employment, health care, long-term community-based services and supports, education, transportation, housing, and research.
Individuals interested in registering for the live webcast can do so at http://www.nfdi.org/.
More than 80 organizations are sponsoring the forum representing local and national partners and their members including Paralyzed Veterans of America, National Council on Independent Living and the National Council on Aging.
For more information, visit http://www.nfdi.org/.