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October 12, 2012

By TED KENNEDY, JR.

My father, the late Senator Edward M. Kennedy, instilled in me a deep appreciation for life’s rare moments. Total solar eclipses and meteor showers fascinated me, but weren’t nearly as precious as the few times I saw my father elated by some hard-earned major bipartisan agreement. Those rare moments of political accord offer unique opportunities for America to shine brighter and brighter. Today, our fiercely partisan Senate has that rare opportunity to come together to promote values on which America has always led: protecting rights, promoting freedoms, and ensuring equality and access. The Senate has the chance to secure and expand America’s leadership status by ratifying the U.N. Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD).

Read more at
http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1012/82316.html

October 11, 2012

With Medicaid a key topic in the presidential campaign, a new infographic from the Kaiser Family Foundation’s Commission on Medicaid and the Uninsured illustrates that while the majority of people served by Medicaid are children and families, most Medicaid spending - two of every three dollars - goes to care for elderly enrollees and people with disabilities.

Read more at
http://www.kff.org/medicaid/medicaid_infographic.cfm

October 10, 2012

October 9, 2012

Friends --

If you care about disability issues and support President Obama, them click on this link right now.
https://donate.barackobama.com/page/contribute/o2012-October11ReceptionDC

October 7, 2012

On November 6, the country will vote to elect the President, a third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives. Thousands of state and local level officials will also be elected on this day. In order to help individuals concerned with disability issues make informed decisions, The Arc has developed a side-by-side comparison of the 2012 Republican and Democratic party platforms.

October 6, 2012

By Jamal Mazrui, DP&P board member

As a blind American, I am struck by a difference in how I experienced the Presidential debate last Thursday compared to a lot of others who watched.

October 5, 2012

DP&P welcomes the first-ever video prepared by a major Presidential candidate to directly address voters with disabilities!