Friday, October 19, 2007

Announcement: Presidential Candidates' Forum Webcast

Dear Advocates,
As the date for our presidential candidate forum rapidly approaches, we invite each of you to join the event via our national webcast.
We encourage you to get together in groups to view the event. Have fun forming house parties or office parties to view the event with other advocates. As the following invitation details, if you plan to "tune in" to the webcast, be sure to contact Terri Voth at Granite State Independent Living Center, who will keep tabs on who plans to participate.
We especially encourage advocates in Iowa, South Carolina, and Nevada to organize group gatherings, as these primary states will be of particular interest to the campaigns, and we would all benefit from telling the campaigns who have not yet responded to our invitation to attend the event that their message will have broad reach into these primary states.

Presidential Candidates' Forum
A National Forum on Equality, Opportunity and Access Hosted by Granite State Independent Living

Friday November 2, 2007
8:30 am to 4:00 pm EST
Made possible by generous support from:
Hands On Video Relay Services, Inc. & and Manchester Community Television
This day-long live event will take place in Manchester, New Hampshire and will feature presidential candidates speaking on disability issues, panel discussions with national disability leaders, and more!

Please invite your consumers and local constituents to view this important, pre-primary event at your local office or another common gathering area with Internet access.
If your organization will host a Webcast viewing, please contact Terri Voth at Granite State Independent Living, (603) 228-9680 or e-mail

The Presidential Candidates' Forum is co-hosted by:
NH Developmental Disabilities Council (NH DDC) NH Disabilities Rights Center (NH DRC) NH Institute on Disability (NH IOD) NH Spinal Cord Injury Association People First of New Hampshire TASH

Sponsored by:
AARP, ADA Watch, ADAPT, American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) Association of University Centers on Disabilities (AUCD) Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF) Easter Seals Epilepsy Foundation National Association of the Deaf (NAD) National Coalition of Mental Health, Consumer/ Survivor Organizations National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) National Spinal Cord Injury Association New England Chapter Paralyzed Veterans America (NEPVA) Paralyzed Veterans of America (PVA) Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE) Telecommunications for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, Inc. (TDI) The Arc of the United States United Cerebral Palsy (UCP) United Spinal Association and VSA Arts.

This webcast will include CART translation and an on-camera interpreter.
Visit for more information.

(Information provided by Jim Dickson, AAPD and Justice for All)

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