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Andrew Straw on Government Reform

 

 


Suing government for ballot access for disabled people

Q: You're suing the federal government for ballot access under the ADA, the Americans with Disabilities Act?

A: Yes, Indiana has defaulted in my federal lawsuit, Straw v. Indiana.

Q: Your issue is about the number of signatures for third parties to get on the ballot?

A: Disabled people in Indiana who wish to run under Disability Party would have to collect over 26,000 signatures due to Indiana's Election Law. My federal lawsuit is designed to get me on the ballot in Indiana for Secretary of State because that position is special. Any small party that gets 2% of the vote for that office thereafter does not need to collect signatures for most races in Indiana. Federal judges have been very conservative and even hostile to disability rights under the ADA. If Congress is dedicated to disability rights, it must oppose any judge who attacks those rights or attacks the people who assert them. I would make it illegal for any judge to attack a disabled lawyer or call their ADA work frivolous.

Source: OnTheIssues follow-up with 2018 Indiana Senate candidate , Mar 2, 2018

Expand voting rights for disabled people

Q: Do you agree or disagree with the statement, "Make voter registration easier"?

A: Strongly support. Gathering signatures for ballot access should also be much easier to help disabled candidates and voters. Examples include getting permission to sign for a voter over the phone, by email, or using social media such as Facebook or LinkedIn. Disabled people need accommodations to participate and they should usually get whatever accommodation makes their participation easier.

Source: OnTheIssues interview of 2018 Indiana Senate candidate , Feb 28, 2018

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