People with disabilities are most often faced with issues of Transportation, Housing and Employment. Does your record address these issues and/or what would you do to help people in these areas? Or, how have you/or do you plan to effect the lives of people with disabilities.
Tell us what you would like us to know about your record and/or plans for improving the lives of people with disabilities.
Reply from Jill Stein, Green Party candidate for President:
I believe that every human being deserves to live a life of dignity free from the effects of poverty and economic injustice. I believe that we must put people above profits. We should guarantee adequate health care to all, just as they do in most of the other developed countries. We must put justice above doing favors for Wall Street and the economic elite. Achieving my goals will have a transformative effect on the lives of people struggling with disabilities.
I want to greatly expand access to public transportation because this will help us reduce the pollution causing climate change. It will also provide mobility to disabled people, young people, and seniors who are unable to drive.
My housing policy would ensure that all people have adequate housing at an affordable price. We must expand use of nonprofit development cooperatives because for-profit developers have a strong tendency to build high-end luxury units that are unaffordable for most people. I would impose a moratorium on foreclosures and evictions and strengthen the Section 8 housing voucher program.
I believe that we can provide a job to every person who is willing and able to work, because unemployment is an unaffordable drag upon our economy as well as an affront to economic justice. Achieving full employment will require us to remove every barrier that keeps disabled people from finding work. I would provide incentives for private industry to hire disabled people. Where private industry falls short, I would offer government jobs to disabled people.