IDAC Questions for Candidates: A tool for civic action.
Click on the picture above to download the questions. By printing the document double sided, you will be able to fold it into a tri-fold brochure.
What are the questions for candidates?
The Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) has created five disability related questions for members of faith and spiritual communities to ask candidates running for federal, state, and local office in 2012. The questions cover areas of importance to IDAC and the disability community: independence and community living, employment, education, and access to health care. This resource can be used by congregations and religious organizations to question candidates in public appearances, create a public record of their positions, and inform them about issues that affect people with disabilities, their families, and their communities.
*This information is provided for educational purposes and is not intended to support or oppose any specific candidate.
How can I use these questions?
- E-mail a question to the candidate’s campaign.
- Ask a question at a candidate’s town hall meeting or other public appearance.
- Write a letter to the editor of your local newspaper encouraging them to include disability issues in their coverage of the candidate’s policy positions.
- Tweet your question to the campaign and/or during a Twitter town hall, using the hashtag #IDACvote.
- Sponsor a town hall meeting at your congregation and use these questions.
- Share the candidates’ answers widely.
- Email the candidate's answers to IDACVote@aapd.com
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Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition
The mission of the Interfaith Disability Advocacy Coalition (IDAC) is to mobilize the religious community to speak out and take action on disability policy issues with Congress, the President and Administration, and society at large. IDAC is a diverse nonpartisan coalition of religious and religiously-affiliated organizations whose core spiritual values affirm the rights and dignity of people with disabilities.
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