Disabilities and Officeholding

Bell, Kaley; Smith, Raymond Arthur

Politicians with disabilities have been holding office since the founding of the United States. Yet while there is underrepresentation of people with disabilities holding office in the US, those who are disabled and holding office often do not highlight their disabilities, except when working to gain the equal legislative rights and opportunities that able-bodied people have.


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Political Science
Majority Rule and Minority Rights Issue Briefs
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January 28, 2010