Epilepsy Foundation Cosponsors Presidential Forum on Disability in Columbus Ohio
September 28, 2012
Washington, D.C. (September 25, 2012) --The Epilepsy Foundation is one of 80 sponsors of the upcoming National Forum on Disability Issues (NFDI) in Ohio. The event takes place between 12:30pm (ET) and 3:30pm Friday September 28, 2012 at the Hyatt Regency, Columbus, Ohio. The event will feature Edward M. "Ted" Kennedy, Jr. representing President Obama, and U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers representing Governor Romney. Registration for the event is already filled!Hundreds of disability advocates expected to attend, many more will watch via Webcast!
This non-partisan forum is the only national event that brings together representatives from President Barack Obama's and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney's campaigns and provides them with a platform to represent their candidate's positions on disability issues and to engage in discussion with people with disabilities.Invitations were also extended to candidates from both parties for the U.S. Senate from Ohio. Rep. Nancy Garland (D-New Albany) has confirmed her participation on behalf of Sen. Brown, and a spokesperson from Republican nominee Treasurer Josh is expected.
"I am so pleased that the Epilepsy Foundation could join others to co-sponsor a forum during this presidential campaign," said Phil Gattone President & CEO of the Epilepsy Foundation. "People living with epilepsy and their families are at times even harder hit by the economic and political issues involved in the 2012 presidential race.They need to hear from the candidates how their administrations will act upon important issues like employment, Medicare, Medicaid, Social Security Disability Insurance, and education." Gattone continued.
For more information, including Webcast details, visit the Forum website: www.nfdi.org.