While the Republican and Democratic party platforms included specific sections on people with disabilities, both also included mention of people with disabilities in other platform issue sections. The Republican platform included mention of people with disabilities in its sections on civil rights*, international issues*, Medicaid, and education while the Democratic platform mentioned people with disabilities in its sections on civil rights, Social Security and Medicare, voting, and poverty. The language in this report is excerpted directly from the Republican and Democratic party platforms.
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Tony Paulauski Executive Director
The Arc of Illinois
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Frankfort, IL 60423