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The Ohio Candidate Forum on Disability Issues will provide a format for the candidates for Ohio Governor and U.S. Senate to inform the disability community about their positions on disability-related issues/policy. Rarely are these platform issues a priority, or even considered, by public officials, yet they affect approximately 2 million Ohioans with disabilities, at least 13% of our state’s population.

When: Thursday, July 26, 2018, 12:30 – 4:30 p.m.

Location: Ohio State University Fawcett Event Center, 2400 Olentangy River Rd., Columbus, OH 43210

Moderator: Mr. Alan Johnson, (Retired) Columbus Dispatch Statehouse Reporter

Keynote: John D. Kemp, Esq., Life-long advocate and co-author of ADA.

Organizers: Ohio’s 12 Centers for Independent Living, The Ohio Statewide Independent Living Council, Ohio Area Agency on Aging, Disability Rights Ohio, Ohio League of Women Voters, The University of Cincinnati Center for Excellence in Development Disabilities (UCCEDD), Coalition on Homelessness and Housing in Ohio (COHHIO).

Note: Forum organizers do not make any endorsements or show any preference toward any candidates or political party. The 2018 Candidate Forum on Disability Issues constitutes nonpartisan voter education allowed under state and federal law.


The Center for Disability Empowerment

510 E. North Broadway, 4th Floor, Columbus, Ohio 43214 • 614-575-8055

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