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An ally in the White House

Posted 07/11-08 at 14.46

Disabled People were explicitly included in the acceptance speech of the new President elect. He stated that America is a place were all things are possible.
"It's the answer spoken by young and old, rich and poor, Democrat and Republican, black, white, Latino, Asian, Native American, gay, straight, disabled and not disabled -- Americans who sent a message to the world that we have never been a collection of individuals or a collection of Red States and Blue States: we are, and always will be, the United States of America".

Obama's Disability Plan:

Disabled people will have an equal opportunity to fulfil the American dream with the Obama Plan on Disability. Disabled people should be empowered to take full advantage of their talents and become independent and fully included members of society. In addition to becoming a signatory to - and having the Senate ratify - the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the four point plan aims to realize disabled people's full rights. Firstly, provide Americans with disabilities with the educational opportunities they need to succeed. Secondly, end discrimination and promote equal opportunity. Thirdly, increase the employment rate of workers with disabilities. And finally, support independent, community-based living for Americans with disabilities.

Read the full details at http://www.barackobama.com/issues/disabilities/


Read Obama's acceptance speech at:


http://www.barackobama.com/2008/11/04/remarks_of_presidentelect_bara.php

A video link to You Tube is

http://uk.youtube.com/watch?v=FrXkBuWNx88

Comments:

Comment added 08/11-08 at 14.59 by: DAA Team (mysay4daa@live.co.uk)

We should thank Obama — and also Kareem Dale — for including disabled people in Obama’s acceptance speech of November 4th.
It matters a lot to us. How did you feel when Obama mentioned us? Share your story here.
You can also send an email to Kareem Dale, Obama’s National Disability Vote Director (at kdale@barackobama.com), WITH COPIES TO Anne Hayes, a volunteer on the Obama Disability Policy Committee (at ahayesku@hotmail.com).

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