[Athen] Influence the Campaign, the Election & Disability Policy

Lissner, Scott Lissner.2 at osu.edu
Thu Sep 6 12:14:36 PDT 2012

AHEAD <http://www.ahead.org/> joins over seventy organizations
representing nearly every facet of the disability community as an
enthusiastic supporter of the 2012 National Forum on Disability Issues
(NFDI <http://www.nfdi.org/> ), a non-partisan forum where both
Presidential candidates invited to share their perspective and policy on
disability issues with America. Streamed live the Forum's webcast will
provide the candidates or their senior staff an opportunity to share
with millions of voters with disabilities, their families and friends
their stances on issues such as employment, transportation, healthcare,
and education for people with disabilities We have had individual
contacts with each of the campaigns but no final decision on who will
represent the respective parties. Now that both candidates have their
formal nominations and the NFDI is only four weeks, we expect a decision
soon. With that in mind I encourage you to participate; add voice to
the chorus of the disability community and encourage both candidates to
come to Columbus or to make sure they are well represented on September
28th .

If you can spare 10 minutes in the next 24 hours please take these four
simple actions to influence the campaign, the election and disability

Invite: compose an e-mail, send a letter, make a video, or take a photo
and send it to both candidates then encourage others to do the same. By
inviting them to attend you are telling them that people with
disabilities are informed voters who matter in this election. View
other invitations and get contact information here
<http://www.nfdi.org/invite_candidates/> .

Register: The forum will be webcast live for free. Encourage everyone
to register today at http://www.nfdi.org/

Facebook: Friend us, and share the posts frequently with your audience:
6236416370> .

Twitter: Encourage everyone who has a Twitter account to Follow the NFDI
feed by going to https://twitter.com/nfdi <https://twitter.com/nfdi>
and clicking on the follow button. The more folks that are following the
twitter feed the more seriously it will be taken by the social media
watchers in the campaigns. Also, re-tweet (RT) the messages of others
and include the hash tag #nfdi2012, thus making sure all of the tweets
will be able to be collected in one place or feed.

Once you have taken the four simple steps If you have not registered to
vote - do so! Plan on voting for someone this November.

Join me and AHEAD <http://www.ahead.org/> in this nonpartisan request
for the campaigns to share their perspectives, proposed policies and
priorities on disability issues with the community.

L. Scott Lissner, President, Associaiotion on Higher Education And
Disabilty (AHEAD <http://www.ahead.org/> )

Ohio State University ADA Coordinator, Office Of Diversity And Inclusion

Associate, John Glenn School of Public Affairs

Lecturer, Knowlton School of Architecture, Moritz College of Law &
Disability Studies

President, Association on Higher Education And Disability

Appointed, Ohio Governor's Council For People With Disabilities, State
HAVA Committee & Columbus Advisory Council on Disability Issues

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