in partnership with:
Training Alumni Association • Autistic Self Advocacy Network Autism Society of America • The Arc of the United States

2020 Campaign Forum Series

If you have any questions you'd like to ask the candidates or campaigns, please email them to lucy.beadnell@thearcofnova.org. We will prioritize asking any questions that apply to a broad range of our community and hit on core issues. Any questions we are not able to answer, as well as any questions sent live
during the event, will be sent to the candidate's team after the event.

Forum #1 - Campaign of Joe Biden

Featuring PA Senator Robert Casey, Jr.

Biden
Casey

The Arc of Northern Virginia and the Autism Society of Northern Virginia invite you to join us for the first of two Presidential Campaign Forums on disability policies. This first online forum will feature Pennsylvania Senator Robert Casey, representative for the Presidential Campaign of Joe Biden. Sen. Casey will share information on Vice President Biden's disability platform and his experience on issues that impacted people with developmental disabilities.

Forum #2 - Congressional Campaign

VA 11th District: Rep. Gerry Connolly (D) & Manga Anantatmula (R)

Connolly
Anantatmula

Join us to hear first from Gerry Connolly (D, incumbent) and then Manga Anantatmula (R, challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia’s 11th Congressional District. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the Developmental Disabilities community if elected in November 2020. Connolly will speak from 6:30-7:15 PM and Anantatmula will answer the same questions from 7:15-8 PM.

Forum #3 - Congressional Campaign

VA 8th District: Rep. Don Beyer (D) & Jeff Jordan (R)

Beyer
Jordan

Join us to hear from Rep. Don Beyer (D, Incumbent) and Jeff Jordan (R, Challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia's 8 District. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the Developmental Disabilities community if elected in November.

Forum #4 - Congressional Campaign

VA 10th District: Sen. Mark Warner (D) & Daniel Gade (R)

Warner
Gade

Join us to hear from Mark Warner (D, incumbent) and Daniel Gade (R, challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia in the Senate. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the Developmental Disabilities community if elected in November 2020.

Sen. Warner will answer questions from 12:15-1 PM and Mr. Gade will answer questions from 1-1:45 PM. 

Forum #4 - Congressional Campaign

VA 10th District: Rep. Jennifer Wexton (D) & Aliscia Andrews (R)

Wexton
Andrews

Join us to hear first from Jennifer Wexton (D, Incumbent) and Aliscia Andrews (R, Challenger) who are vying to represent Virginia’s 10th Congressional District. The candidates will share information about their work in the disability realm and answer questions about how they would implement policies and priorities important to the Developmental Disabilities community if elected in November 2020.

Upcoming Forums:

Campaign of Pres.

Donald Trump (R)

TAA Townhall Subcommitee Members

Co-Chairs:

Ms. Amy Yenyo • Ms. Selonia Miles
 

Members:
Ms. Debbie Stachkunas 
• Ms. Alexis Nichols • Ms. Kennedy Rose
Ms. Tammy Carrington 
• Ms. Marlo Dean • Ms. Darby Keep

If you are an alumni of Partners in Policymaking (PIP) or the Youth Leadership Academy/Forum (YLA/YLF) and your contact information has changed, please let us know at training@vbpd.virginia.gov

Contact Us

For More Information about the Training Alumni Association email training@vbpd.virginia.gov

For Details about the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, visit www.vaboard.org

Funding for this project/product was supported, in part, by the Virginia Board for People with Disabilities, under grant number 2001VASCDD-01 from the U.S. Administration for Community Living (ACL), Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, D.C. 20201. Grantees undertaking projects with government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Points of view or opinions do not, therefore, necessarily represent official ACL policy.