Ep 79: Disabled Candidates

From The Disability Visibility Project: For More Info, Go Here…

For the last four years I’ve been a co-partner #CripTheVote which is an online movement encouraging the political participation of disabled people. Getting involved can mean voting, volunteering, attending a public meeting, or running for office. Learning about the issues counts too.

Today’s episode features a conversation with Amanda Siebe, a disabled candidate who ran for a Congressional House seat representing District one in Oregon. Please note that Amanda and I spoke last year before the recent May primary. Unfortunately Amanda was not elected as the candidate for the Democratic general election but you will hear about her experiences running for office, her platform, and why political change and representation is so important.

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