2020 Presidential Primary Candidate Survey on Disability

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In an effort to inform individuals with disabilities about the 2020 presidential primary candidates twenty-four New Hampshire based organizations joined together and requested that each campaign answer five disability related questions. You can view candidate responses below, either by selecting a particular candidate or by selecting a particular question.

“One in five Americans, including nineteen percent of likely voters, experience a disability. They, along with their families, friends and allies, vote. The survey will educate voters so that they can make informed choices on Election Day. It is also an opportunity to raise awareness of disability issues with the campaigns themselves as this is a demographic that candidates cannot afford to ignore,” said Stephanie Patrick, Executive Director of DRC-NH.

Responses by Question

Interested in a particular issue? Check out all candidate responses at the same time.

  • Employment: What are your views on paying a subminimum wage based on disability?
  • Assistive Technology: What do you plan to do to increase access to assistive technology for people with disabilities who need it to effectively and independently engage in their communities?
  • Special Education: How would you propose to strengthen the IDEA when it is reauthorized so that it truly fulfills its stated purpose of preparing children with disabilities for post-secondary education, employment, and independent living, including children with the most significant disabilities?
  • Mental Health Services: What is your vision for a system of services to support people with mental illness?
  • Workforce Shortage: Please explain how you would address this immediate and growing workforce shortage?

Responses by Candidate

Find out what each candidate has to say about disability, inclusion, and accessibility.

The Disability Rights Center-NH is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. DRC-NH is the federally designated Protection and Advocacy agency for New Hampshire and is authorized by federal statute to protect the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. As part of this federal mandate, DRC-NH receives funding from the Help America Vote Act to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities. Survey responses appearing on our website are not intended to endorse or oppose any candidate for elected public office.  Our goal is to make nonpartisan, impartial information available to New Hampshire voters with disabilities. More information about DRC-NH can be found at http://www.drcnh.org.

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