Learn About the Issues Important to The Arc
On November 6, the country will vote to elect the President, a third of the Senate, and the entire House of Representatives. Thousands of state and local level officials will also be elected on this day. In order to help individuals concerned with disability issues make informed decisions, The Arc has developed a side-by-side comparison of the 2012 Republican and Democratic party platforms. While party platforms are non-binding documents, they do offer valuable insight into each party’s values and priorities. As a 501(c)3 charitable organization, The Arc is legally prohibited from taking positions in support of or in opposition to any candidate for public office. This information is provided for individuals to use in making their own judgments. Read The Arc’s comparison of the party platforms.
Voters have a responsibility not only to register and show up to vote, but to understand the issues important to our constituency as it relates to the people we elect. At the federal level, The Arc cares about many issues. Some of the important issues for voters to learn more about include: