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I spent weeks interviewing #LGBTQ people for my three-part series on #disability.
At #ADA29 it's critical to remember #disabled Americans are THE largest minority group, yet most invisible.
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LGBTQ disability and Pride: The case for inclusion epgn.com/news/local/148…
The 2nd installment of my series on #LGBTQ #disability addresses the impact of being queer and #disabled. Exclusion from our own communities is common for disabled people--and a layer of macro-aggression disabled people fight daily.
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The 3rd installment of my series on #LGBTQ #disability deals with access, employment & discrimination. The unemployment rate for #disabled Americans is double that of non-disabled and can be even higher for people with LGBTQ identities.
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epgn.com/news/local/149…
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On the 29th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, I’m thinking about my first job out of college—teaching students with speech and learning disabilities at a public school. I saw the difficulties my kids faced navigating a world that wasn’t designed for them. #ADA29
That changed with the passage of the ADA—which came about thanks to activists and leaders in Congress like Rep. Major Owens. It not only helped dismantle prejudices about Americans with disabilities, it recognized their right to live, work, and love independently. #ADA29
The ADA is about civil rights, opportunity, and our values—but there’s more work to be done. As I celebrate the ADA today, I'm committing to continue the fight to protect these rights every step of the way. #ADA29
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For 29 years, the Americans with Disabilities Act has helped defend the rights of disabled Americans. It is integral to building an inclusive, fair, and just nation and as president, I will defend and strengthen it. #ADA29
I've already proposed a start with my #PeopleFirst policies:

✅Fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities in Education Act (IDEA)

✅Reforming school discipline practices that punish students with disabilities

✅Repealing the Trump admin's discriminatory policies

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As president, I would strengthen housing protections by:

✅Defending disability protections

✅Ensuring individuals with disabilities have priority for affordable housing

✅Expanding Medicare to cover long-term support services

My housing plan: bit.ly/castro2020hous…

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