RUNNING OFFICE WITH A DISABILITY: A PRIMER
Senator Tammy Duckworth, Governor Greg Abbott, Lieutenant Governor Cyrus Habib — these are just a few of the people with disabilities who are leaving their mark on U.S. politics today. But despite the success of these high-profile politicians, people with disabilities continue to face barriers when it comes to running for office. From prejudice to inaccessibility, it’s difficult for people with disabilities to fit the mold of what people expect a politician to be.
But as people with disabilities know all too well, a barrier is an obstacle to overcome, not a dead end.
The City of Johnsonville is happy to offer this key information about running for office with a disability and resources for getting started.