Join over 2,000 others who have registered to hear the views of President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney on disability policy at the National Forum on Disability Issues. To register for the live webcast that will be aired this Friday, September 28th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST click here.
U.S. Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash., will speak on behalf of Romney and Edward M. Kennedy, Jr. will represent Obama at the forum in Columbus, Ohio.
Best Buddies is one of more than 80 organizations from across the country sponsoring this event, the only event of the presidential campaign to exclusively address issues of interest to the disability community. McMorris Rodgers and Kennedy will each appear for 30 minutes to offer their party’s vision and answer questions presented.
The forum will be moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University. He is a former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief.
Ask President Obama and Governor Romney to participate in The National Forum on Disability Issues! Best Buddies is proud to be a sponsor of this nonpartisan event on September 28, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Both candidates will have the chance to tell us their position on the many issues facing those with disabilities. Read More…
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