Enable America Town Hall Meeting

Posted by on May 16, 2003


On Monday, June 23, a statewide town hall meeting will seek to spur greater participation in civic affairs for Pennsylvanians with disabilities. The meeting is one in a series to be held across the nation by Enable America, a national non-profit working to assist people with disabilities in achieving greater independence in employment, civic involvement and community participation.

The town hall meeting is scheduled for 10 am to 2 pm and will be held at the Loews Philadelphia Hotel.

Enable America began the series of meetings after research determined that people with disabilities are less likely to vote, to make political contributions or to contact elected officials. As a result, they do not have as strong a voice in American democracy as they should.

The first town hall meeting, held in Rhode Island, featured elected officials, people with disabilities and advocates for the disabled creating strategies for increasing participation in civic life by people with disabilities.

To receive more information about the Enable America Town Hall Meeting, e-mail contact information to enablepa@att.net.

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