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USA: Republican Senate candidate critical of Americans with Disabilities Act

Posted 26/05-10 at 18.17

Rand Paul, the newly nominated Republican Senatorial candidate for Kentucky, has voiced opposition to both the Civil Rights Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Paul, who claims to have a mandate from the ultra-rightwing Tea Party, m ...

Europe: European Disability Forum (EDF) meets President of the European Council

Posted 20/04-10 at 22.18

On April 16th, leaders of the EDF met Herman Van Rompuy, the new President of the European Council. The meeting was called to lobby for the mainstreaming of disability in the forthcoming 10-year strategy for economic and social development in the ...

UK: Tories promise £1m to help disabled people into political office and the civil service

Posted 28/01-10 at 13.42

If they come to power in the forthcoming elections, the Conservative Party says they will create a fund to support disabled people who want to become MPs, local councilors or civil servants.The money will be spent to cover such things as adapting ...

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