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People in the disability community are working to bring issues that affect disabled people to the forefront of presidential campaigns. (Pixabay)MoreCloseclosemore
People in the disability community are working to bring issues that affect disabled people to the forefront of presidential campaigns. (Pixabay)

The issues and concerns of disabled people haven’t been brought up much during the presidential campaign, even though one in five adults lives with some kind of disability.

Some people in the disability community are trying to change that, raising awareness of issues that affect disabled people and encouraging disabled people to be more involved in politics.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson talks to Alice Wong, founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project and co-partner in the #CripTheVote campaign.

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Alice Wong, founder and project coordinator of the Disability Visibility Project and co-partner in the #CripTheVote campaign. She tweets @DisVisibility. The campaign tweets @CripTheVote.

This segment aired on November 2, 2016.

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