The Ohio Candidate Forum on Disability Issues will provide a format for the candidates for Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate to inform the disability community about their positions on disability-related issues/policy. Engagement with our elected officials about disability-related issues is important. It impacts policy matters affecting approximately two million Ohioans with disabilities, at least 13% of our state’s population.
When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.
Location: Ohio State University Fawcett Event Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43210
Moderator: Mr. Alan Johnson, (Retired) Columbus Dispatch Statehouse Reporter
Keynote: John D. Kemp, Esq., Life-long advocate and co-author of ADA.
The Forum is free but you must register here
Organizers: Ohio’s 12 Centers for Independent Living, The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council, Ohio Association of Area Agencies on Aging, Disability Rights Ohio, League of Women Voters of Ohio, The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCCEDD), Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO).
Note: Forum organizers do not make any endorsements or show any preference toward any candidates or political party. The 2018 Candidate Forum on Disability Issues constitutes nonpartisan voter education allowed under state and federal law.
FOR MORE INFORMATION: The Center for Disability Empowerment, 510 E. North Broadway, 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43214 • 614-575-8055