Wednesday, August 27, 2008
The Disability Message at the Democratic National Convention- Governor David Paterson
If you missed it last night, and you would have if you were not watching C-SPAN, you missed an electrifying speech by Governor David Paterson (New York). Governor Paterson is the second legally blind Governor in US history and the first to deliver an address at the Democratic National Convention.
Governor Paterson addressed the growing difficulties with securing employment if you a person with a disability. 90% of all deaf Americans are unemployed. More than 37% of Americans with disabilities are unemployed.
C-SPAN's coverage of Governor Paterson's address to the Democratic National Convention.
Text of Governor Paterson's speech.