"There is nothing more difficult to take in hand, more perilous to conduct, or more uncertain in its success, than to take the lead in the introduction of a new order of things."

~ Niccolo Machiavelli, historian and writer

Sunday, February 3, 2008

For Our American Friends

Seeing as we do get a fair number of American visitors (thanks to Google), I thought I would pass this on for their benefit.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is a national nonprofit cross-disability member organization that works in coalition with other disability organizations for the full implementation and enforcement of disability nondiscrimination laws, particularly the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990 and the Rehabilitation Act of 1973.

Recently, AAPD, ADAPT, National Council on Independent Living (NCIL), and Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) worked collaboratively to create a list of questions for the presidential candidates that reflect the issues most important to their members. They sent a letter signed by all four organizations to the presidential
candidates, requesting their responses as soon as possible but no later than May 31, 2007.

As of today, only some of the candidates have responded - you can visit their 2008 Presidential Election Action Center at:

http://www.aapd.com/News/election/peac2008.php

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