Disability Party (United States)

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Disability Party (United States)
President:Andrew U D Straw
Party:Disability Party
Website:http://www.disabilityparty.net/
The Disability Party is a new political party in the United States focused on disability civil rights and protecting the interests of mentally and physically disabled people. According to their Facebook page, "The Disability Party advances the civil rights and interests of disabled people. We seek ballot access so disabled people can more easily run for public office without the burden of signature requirements.[1]

The party's motto is Access and Opportunity.[2]

History

The Disability Party exists in five states, Indiana, Illinois, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Michigan, as of July 11, 2013. Andrew Straw established the party with the Indiana Secretary of State's office on February 5, 2013.[2]

Issues

2013

The Disability Party's is currently pursuing ballot access and vote by mail. They have filed a complaint with the U.S. Department of Justice.[1]

The following is an abbreviated list of the issues listed on the party's website:[2]

  • EEOC employment discrimination process reformed
  • Accessible judicial systmem
  • ADA Enforcement
  • Medicare expansion and reformation
  • Creation of a two-year jobs program
  • Creating a cabinet position responsible for disability affairs

Leadership

When state chairs exist in enough states to pass an amendment to the U.S. Constitution, a party convention will be conducted with Party Founder Andrew Straw as initial national chair and chair of the convention. Straw as founder and national chair fills all vacancies until a convention is held. Contact: andrew@andrewstraw.com

2014 Elections

The Disability Party as of July 11, 2013, has one exploratory congressional candidate, Andrew Straw, who is exploring running for Congress in Illinois' 8th District.[3]

Recent news

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