Presidential Candidate Positions on Issues and Legislation of Interest to Persons with Disabilities

October 17, 2008

By Charlie Lakin, Institute for Community Integration, Minneapolis, MN

"Are you wondering where presidential candidates stand on various disability issues? A detailed chart was developed by Access Press to provide a brief summary of the position of the five primary presidential candidates on legislative proposals of interest to persons with disabilities.

The chart summarizes the positions of John McCain (Republican), Barack Obama (Democrat), Ralph Nader (Independent), Bob Barr (Libertarian) and Cynthia McKinney (Green) on issues of importance to the disability community. Positions on actual legislation and appropriations are reported to provide direct comparisons on concrete proposals..."