Wednesday, September 26, 2012


This Friday, September 28th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST in Columbus, Ohio, the second National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI) will take place!  The National MS Society is proud to be sponsoring the event along with over 80 other organizations.  

The venue is scheduled to be filled to capacity, but you can still register to watch the live webcast for free and join more than 2,000 people who have already registered!  To register for the live webcast that will be aired this Friday, September 28th from 12:30 – 3:30 PM EST click here.

The forum will be moderated by Frank Sesno, director of the School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University.  He is a former CNN White House correspondent, anchor and Washington bureau chief.
The event’s speakers include Edward M. “Ted” Kennedy, Jr. and Rep. Cathy McMorris Rodgers (R-WA).  Each representative will represent their party’s campaign positions on matters relating to Americans with disabilities.
Invitations were also extended to Ohio Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) and Republican nominee Treasurer Josh Mandel.  Ohio State Representative Nancy Garland (D-20th) will be attending on behalf of Senator Brown.   
On Friday, each representative will be given 30 minutes to address topics such as employment, health care, long-term community-based services and supports, education, transportation, housing, and research.  During the first 10 minutes, the representative will present their party’s vision for the future of disability policies, followed by 20 minutes to respond to questions.  The questions will be presented by Sesno, the moderator, but have been generated by the disability community! 

This event is an excellent opportunity for you to get education on the disability policies of both Presidential candidates.  Take a moment and register now!  Once you register, click here to view the forum!

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