Illinois Attorney General Candidates Respond to Disability Issues Questionnaire

Answers to Important Questions Found Here

Last week, Access Living and more than 30 disability groups statewide co-hosted a non-partisan Disability Candidates Forum for the Illinois Attorney General’s Race. During the forum, we asked the candidates key questions submitted by the public. But did you know that when we asked disability voters to submit possible questions for the forum, that over 150 questions were submitted? This shows the importance of the Attorney General’s office to disability voters!

The candidates who joined our forum were sent a questionnaire of 9 additional disability questions submitted by voters, as selected by a committee from our co-hosts. Candidates Fairley, Goldstein, Mariotti, Quinn, Raoul, Rostering and Ruiz (all Democrats) all responded by answering every single question. We are happy to be able to share their responses with you in both Word and plain text, per the attachments to the right.

Please take the time to review their responses carefully. The Illinois primary is on March 20, and disability voters will have the opportunity to choose candidates for the two statewide competitive parties who have multiple candidates: the Republicans and the Democrats. That means, if you are a Republican, you will need to choose which Republican should be the party’s nominee for Governor. And if you are a Democrat, you will need to choose which Democrat will be the party’s nominee for Governor. We do have other parties in Illinois but they are only fielding one candidate each.

Please consider your choices carefully! Remember, disability voters also have the power to influence your families and friends, and to be engaged on campaigns. Go out there and make a difference! Our state is better when disability voters are exercising the power to vote.