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Friday, October 10, 2014
10:00 am - 11:30 am

The October installment of this monthly briefing the Disability Organizing Network is pleased to host Jennifer Mizrahi from RespectAbility, a national disability rights organization. Ms. Mizrahi will explore new polling of voters in the twelve key U.S. Senate battleground states for Election 2014 and review the findings of similar research regarding employment for people with disabilities in California.  The non-partisan poll was conducted by two leading “beltway” pollsters from Washington, D.C.: Democrat Stan Greenberg (Ph.D.) and Republican Whit Ayres (Ph.D.).  Although the poll was conducted in the 12 battleground states (AK, AR, CO, GA, IA, KY, LA, MI, MT, NH, NC, and WV) for this election, researchers say that the results mirror national attitudes and trends toward disability related issues and are applicable to the California electorate.  Please join us by webinar to discuss how this poll reveals positive opportunities ahead of us in the road to organizing for accessible communities!

About the presenter…

Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi is president of RespectAbilityUSA, a non-profit organization working to enable people with disabilities to achieve the American dream.  In that capacity Mizrahi has met with the majority of Governors, many future Presidential candidates, Hollywood celebrities, major employers, philanthropists and others to expand job and other opportunities for people with disabilities. She has also led numerous national polls and brought significant visibility to the issues of America’s 56 million citizens with disabilities.

Mizrahi served as founder & president of Laszlo Strategies. She has done projects with the White House, more than 60 U.S. Senators, and has helped elect Prime Ministers and Presidents around the world. Mizrahi is an expert in strategic communications, political strategy, and on numerous public policies including international relations. She has published more than 300 columns/opeds on policy and politics, produced numerous videos, and has been interviewed hundreds of times on national television including on CNN, MSNBC, FOX and others.

A former spokesperson for the Democratic National Committee during the Clinton Administration, Mizrahi became “post-partisan” after 9/11 when she turned her work for a decade to “winning hearts and minds” on issues of terrorism and Middle East peace. Mizrahi previously was political and training director for Campaigns & Elections magazine. A graduate of Emory, she also successfully completed further work on performance metrics at Harvard. She overcame dyslexia, spent much or her senior year of college in a wheelchair due to a car accident, knows the joy and challenge of parenting a child with disabilities, and is a passionate advocate for the rights of people with disabilities.

Follow Mizrahi @Respect_Ability