Recorded in July 2021

According to the CDC, approximately one in four Americans has a disability, making disabled Americans the largest minority group in the country. However, there are very few groups or efforts dedicated to tracking candidates or elected officials or teaching disabled Americans how to run for office. The National Council for Independent Living (NCIL) states that they “envision a world in which people with disabilities are valued equally and participate fully,” and asserts that “people with disabilities are the best experts on their own needs, that they have a crucial and valuable perspective to contribute to society, and are deserving of equal opportunity to decide how to live, work, and take part in their communities.”

At She Should Run we know that part of this societal contribution depends on representation in elected leadership and that equal representation does not happen without investment, information, and resources. That’s why we partnered with NCIL to talk about how members of the disabled community can use their skills of adaptability, resilience, creativity, and problem solving to lead in elected positions.

After watching this webinar, you will be better able to:

  • Share your personal story and experiences
  • Navigate political spaces while advocating for disabled rights
  • Build networks of support with others

Got a question? Send us an email at [email protected].