Virginia governor’s race

Election is November 7, 2017

Support Ralph Northam (D)

Opponent is Ed Gillespie (R)

Ralph Northam is a pediatric neurologist who has personal experience with barriers to adequate health care for people with disabilities. In his political career, he has worked with some success to expand access. Ed Gillespie opposes Medicaid expansion, which the Virginia legislature has blocked under the current Democratic governor. The legislature is far more Republican than the electorate, because of gerrymandering that reduces the impact of minority voters and allows incumbent politicians to choose their voters. On other issues of special concern to people with disabilities, Northam’s positions are “moderate” rather than excellent. But Gillespie would defund public education, cut taxes on corporations and wealthy individuals, and otherwise attack public services on which all people depend.  Support Ralph Northam here.

New Jersey governor’s race

Election is November 7, 2017

Support Phil Murphy (D)

Opponent is Kim Guadagno (R)

Disability Voters supports Phil Murphy for New Jersey governor. This race is tightening. New Jersey may continue to be governed by Republicans who advocate health and education cuts. Support Phil Murphy here.

Alabama Senate race

Election is December 12, 2017

Support Doug Jones (D)

Opponent is Roy Moore (R)

Trump policies are hitting Alabama hard and Alabama has few people rich enough to benefit from GOP tax proposals. Disability Voters supports Doug Jones, an honest, capable fighter for health care for all, and opposes Roy Moore, who fiercely opposes the Affordable Care Act and has made clear his disrespect for laws with which he disagrees. Support Doug Jones here.