South Dakota Disability Voter Guide Released: State has Highest Rate of Employment for People with Disabilities

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: South Dakota Voter Guide, images of presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Washington, May 31 – As voters head to the polls in South Dakota next week, RespectAbility is releasing its South Dakota Disability Voter Guide.

South Dakota ranks first in the nation for employment of people with disabilities as more than half the working-age people with disabilities (50.1 percent) in South Dakota have a job. Indeed, individuals with disabilities in South Dakota are TWICE as likely to be working as those in the worst performing state of West Virginia where only 25.6 percent have jobs. Rounding out the top five states in terms of best outcomes are North Dakota, Iowa, Nebraska and Wyoming.

There are 108,112 people with a disability living in South Dakota, 47,700 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). The 4,000 youth with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 20 living in South Dakota have increasing chances to successfully transition into the world of work. South Dakota’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

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Washington, D.C., Disability Voter Guide Released

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: Washington, D.C., Voter Guide, images of presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Washington, May 30 – As the District’s Democrats head to the polls in two weeks, RespectAbility is releasing its Washington, D.C., Disability Voter Guide.

There are 68,830 people with a disability living in Washington, D.C., 40,200 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 4,800 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. The District’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions. They each have significantly different views on the issues.

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Updated North Dakota Disability Voter Guide Released: State has Second Highest Rate of Employment for People with Disabilities

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: North Dakota Voter Guide, images of presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Washington, May 30 – As North Dakota’s Democrats head to the polls next week, RespectAbility is releasing its updated North Dakota Disability Voter Guide.

North Dakota has the coveted distinction of being the state with the second highest rate of employment for individuals with disabilities, employing 49.9 percent of their citizens with disabilities, coming in closely behind South Dakota at 50.1 percent.

Fully 49.9 percent of the 38,037 working-age (between the ages of 21 and 64) people with disabilities are employed in North Dakota. The 2,100 youth with disabilities between the ages of 16 and 20 living in North Dakota have increasing chances to successfully transition into the world of work. North Dakota’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

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New Mexico Disability Voter Guide Released: State’s Apprenticeship Program Serves People with Disabilities

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: New Mexico Voter Guide, images of presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Washington, May 30 – As voters head to the polls in New Mexico next week, RespectAbility is releasing its New Mexico Disability Voter Guide.

There are 311,773 people with a disability living in New Mexico, 157,900 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 9,900 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. New Mexico’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions. They each have significantly different views on the issues.

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New Jersey Disability Voter Guide: State Puts Employment First for People with Disabilities

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Washington, May 25 – As voters head to the polls in New Jersey next month, RespectAbility is releasing its New Jersey Disability Voter Guide.

There are 935,833 people with a disability living in New Jersey, 409,000 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 20,300 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. New Jersey’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions. They each have significantly different views on the issues.

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Montana Disability Voter Guide Released: 40 Percent of Montanans with Disabilities Are Employed

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: Montana Voter Guide, images of presidential candidates: Hillary Clinton, Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump

Washington, May 19 – As voters head to the polls in Montana next month, RespectAbility is releasing its Montana Disability Voter Guide. Montana’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions. They each have significantly different views on the issues.

Despite numerous requests in person and by phone and email, presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump has not yet filled out the questionnaire. However, several Republican candidates who have since dropped out of the race did respond to the questionnaire including former Gov. Jeb Bush, who addressed all of the questions, and Dr. Ben Carson, Gov. Chris Christie and Gov. John Kasich, all of whom filled out parts of the questionnaire.

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California Disability Voter Guide Released: 5.9 Million Eligible Voters with a Disability in California

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Washington, May 18 – As voters head to the polls in California next month, RespectAbility is releasing its California Disability Voter Guide for the 5.9 million eligible voters with a disability in the state. California’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

“Closing the turnout gap is a high priority for voters with disabilities,” Ted Jackson, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers’ Community Organizing Director, said. “It will demonstrate that we are building electoral power and hold our elected officials accountable to the strength of our voting bloc.”

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions. They each have significantly different views on the issues.

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Washington Disability Voter Guide Released: Candidates Showcase Huge Differences in #PwDsVote 2016 Questionnaire

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: Washington Voter Guide, images of presidential candidatesWashington, May 3 – As voters head to the polls in Washington later this month, RespectAbility is releasing its Washington Disability Voter Guide.

There are 894,509 people with a disability in the state of Washington, 425,700 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 25,400 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. Washington’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled out parts of the questionnaire. They each have significantly different views on the issues. Despite numerous requests in person and by phone and email, the campaigns of Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump have not yet filled out the questionnaire.

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Nebraska Disability Voter Guide Released: State Ranks 4th in Country in Employment Rate of People with Disabilities at 46 Percent

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Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: Nebraska Voter Guide, images of presidential candidatesWashington, May 3 – As voters head to the polls in Nebraska next week, RespectAbility is releasing its Nebraska Disability Voter Guide. There are 205,354 Nebraskans with a disability, 88,700 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 5,500 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. Nebraska’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled out parts of the questionnaire. They each have significantly different views on the issues. Despite numerous requests in person and by phone and email, the campaigns of Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump have not yet filled out the questionnaire.

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Kentucky Disability Voter Guide Released: State Ranks Near Bottom in Country in Employment Rate of People with Disabilities at Just 27.3 Percent

Text: #PwDsVote Presidential Questionnaire: Kentucky Voter Guide, images of presidential candidatesWashington, D.C., May 3 – As voters head to the polls in Kentucky later this month, RespectAbility is releasing its Kentucky Disability Voter Guide. There are 734,781 people with a disability in Kentucky, 399,100 of whom are of working age (between the ages of 21 and 64). There are an additional 21,400 people ages 16-20 with disabilities, many of whom are hoping to enter the workforce. Kentucky’s voters are looking to know where the candidates stand on important disability issues in order to increase opportunities for competitive, integrated employment for people with disabilities.

The #PwDsVote 2016 Campaign Questionnaire was designed for people with disabilities (PwDs) and those who love them to know where candidates stand on the issues. The questionnaire asked all of the presidential candidates on both sides of the aisle to comment on 16 disability questions. Former Sec. of State Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders responded by addressing all of the questions, and Ohio Gov. John Kasich filled out parts of the questionnaire. They each have significantly different views on the issues. Despite numerous requests in person and by phone and email, the campaigns of Sen. Ted Cruz and Republican frontrunner Donald Trump have not yet filled out the questionnaire.

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