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From George R. Adase

By Staff | Oct 15, 2008

I am writing to express my endorsement of Barack Obama for President of the United States.

As a paraplegic, I am especially concerned with the civil rights of people with disabilities. It is very important that each and every individual with a disability vote for Barack Obama for President on Election Day, November 4th, 2008. It is clear that Barack Obama is the best candidate for people with disabilities. Barack Obama supports the needs of those with disabilities through many important initiatives including, living independently in the community, as a co-sponsor of the Community Choice Act of 2007, improving education for individuals with disabilities, by fully funding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, implementing Universal Health Care, and the Promoting Wellness for Individuals with Disabilities Act.

John McCain has repeatedly opposed these important measures that help people with disabilities. Additionally, Barack Obama has supported expanding health care for veterans, expanding health care for millions of uninsured children, and prohibiting discrimination against individuals with pre-existing conditions. Again, John McCain has opposed this additional help for sick and injured vets, children, and unfortunate individuals.

It is also important to remember that Barack Obama is a strong supporter of Medicare and Social Security while John McCain wants to cut Medicare and privatize Social Security. Finally, I want to again remind everyone to vote on November 4th for Barack Obama because he has helped and continues to help those of us who have disabilities including his endorsement of the Help America Vote Act which ensures that all poling places are accessible. Remember, John McCain repeatedly voted against the Help America Vote Act, therefore, if it were up to John McCain you wouldn’t even get to vote.

Very Concerned Citizen,

George R. Adase