The disability community is outraged that the Trump campaign had refused to respond to the disability questionnaire posed to it by RespectAbiltyUSA. We demand to know what his stance is on education, employment, housing, enforcement of the ADA, Social Security, and other issues that are important to us.
On July 14th, between 9:00 AM and 3:00 PM, call or email the Trump Campaign Headquarters and demand that Donald Trump respond the to the disability questionnaire!
WHAT TO DO
- Call the Trump for President HQ in New York City at 646-736-1779. Ask to speak to a policy person in the campaign (might have to leave a message).
- Let them know that you are a VOTER and are one of 54 million citizens with a disability.
- Tell them it’s important that the Trump campaign respond to the disability RespectAbilityUSA questionnaire.
- Offer to send the RespectAbilityUSA questionnaire (which can be found at respectabilityusa.com/pwdsvote-2016-campaign-questionnaire) to the campaign (email address is firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Not sure what to say? See script below.
Your call will make a difference!
“Hello, my name is __________________________ and I am a person with a disability.”
“I am calling to request that the Trump campaign respond to questionnaire posed to it by the disability advocacy group RespectAbilityUSA. Because there are 54 million citizens with disabilities in the US his response is critical.”
“The questions were sent to all the candidates back in January. All but the Trump campaign has responded.”
“When should we expect a response?”
You may end up having to leave a voice mail massage. Please make sure you leave your name and number.
Offer to send the questionnaire by email. Here is a sample of what to say in the body of the email.
My name is____________________, and I am a person with a disability.
I am writing to urge your campaign to respond to the 16 disability-related questionnaire posed by RespectAbilityUSA, a Maryland-based disability advocacy group.
Here is the link to the RespectAbilityUSA Presidential Questionnaire on disability-related issues: respectabilityusa.com/pwdsvote-2016-campaign-questionnaire.
Because there are 54 million Americans with disabilities, the importance of the Trump for President Campaign to respond to the questions is imperative. The questions were first submitted to all the candidates back in January. All but the Trump campaign have answered at this point.
Thank you very much for your anticipated response. In the meantime, here is the RespectAbilityUSA website: respectabilityusa.com.
If you have any questions, I can be reached at (phone number) or (email).
Please copy us on your email or contact Luke Koppisch (email@example.com, 732-738-4388) at the Alliance Center for Independence to let us know that you called. We would like to keep track of how many calls were made to the campaign and what their response was.
Contact Donald Trump directly on Twitter with a link to the questionnaire. Here's an example of what you can tweet.
"@realDonaldTrump The #disability community needs to you to address our issues! http://respectabilityusa.com/pwdsvote-2016-campaign-questionnaire"