Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

Event Postponed

We are disappointed to share that Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability has been postponed due to the timing of the January Democratic presidential debate, the impeachment proceedings in the Senate and other factors. A statement from organizers, the American Association of People with Disabilities and REV UP Texas, can be found here.

We remain committed to engaging candidates about issues of importance to people with disabilities. We are so grateful to all of the chapters and advocates who have been planning watch parties and are looking forward to working together to make the forum a success when a new date is set.

What Is the Forum?

This year, there will be a presidential forum on disability issues in Austin, Texas! The forum is organized through the American Association of People with Disabilities’ REV UP campaign and sponsored by The Arc. The forum will be an invaluable opportunity to learn about candidates’ stances on disability issues.

All presidential candidates have been invited to attend this forum. It is a non-partisan, non-political event in accordance with 501(c)(3) rules.

How Can You Watch It?

The forum will be livestreamed – so even if you don’t have a TV, you can watch it online!

Host a Watch Party With Our Free Toolkit!

This is an important opportunity for the disability community to come together and learn about candidates’ stances on issues that are important to us.

A watch party, where you bring together a group of people to view a forum or debate together, is great way to watch this forum. People can spend time with each other, eat and drink, play games, and learn how candidates approach disability issues!

Use our watch party toolkit to get tips on what to do before, during, and after your watch party. The toolkit includes marketing materials, a bingo game, signs to make, and more!




In Person: In Austin, TX. Get your tickets here.

Online: It will be livestreamed – more information to come!

Make sure you’re following The Arc’s Facebook and AAPD’s Facebook for the most up to date information.