The National Forum on Disability Issues was an historic nonpartisan event, focusing on the disability positions of the 2012 Presidential candidates. Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA) spoke on behalf of their respective parties to present their campaigns’ positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities. Ohio Senate Republican nominee Treasurer Josh Mandel and Rep. Nancy Garland (D-New Albany) on behalf of Ohio Sen. Brown participated, as well as Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown. The speakers discussed their positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability community. Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University and former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief, served as Forum moderator.
The National Forum on Disability Issues is the only national electoral event to focus specifically on disability issues.
Registration to attend the National Forum on Disability Issues is now full. Please contact Sue Hetrick at firstname.lastname@example.org if you wish to be added to a waiting list.
If you registered before the 500 attendee limit, you will receive an email confirmation one week before the Forum. If you do not receive a confirmation email you will not be admitted to the Forum. We encourage you to register to view the live webcast on this webpage.
Registration to view the live webcast of the National Forum on Disability Issues is now closed.
Over 3,000 individual registrants and 'viewing parties' logged in to watch the live webcast. We hope the Forum informed and inspired you in an important election year!