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Representing Everyone: Why It’s Important That the Disabled Run for Office

Guest Blogger: Amanda Henderson

If you’re in a room with eight people, U.S. statistics calculate that two of them are likely to have a life-impacting disability.

That’s right – about 61 million Americans have a disability, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Yet, even with some high-profile officeholders like Texas Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth, and U.S. President Joe Biden, the disabled are grossly misrepresented in public office.

It’s important to encourage and support those with disabilities who are considering becoming a candidate for public service. It’s a pursuit that should be encouraged, promoted, and highly publicized, so that every American – disabled or not – becomes motivated to overcome challenges, and accepting of those with disabilities participating in all endeavors and professions. The Pinellas Democratic Party presents some tips that can turn that run for office into a successful and rewarding campaign.

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