EVERYBODY COUNTS and EVERYBODY COUNTS NORTH staff

are going their best to continue providing you with quality services

during the current closure. We will return all calls to 769-5055 or

937-5055 and are checking e-mail to info@everybodycounts.org.

 

In the meantime, we hope that you will go through the information below

to help you decide who to elect as our next First District Congressperson.

Now, more than ever before, that's going to be an important decision.

 

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *   UPDATE   * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

 

Click HERE to read coverage in the May 16th edition of The TIMES newspaper.

 

Click below to listen to a 15 minute interview about our Congressional Discussion on the

May 15th edition of Lakeshore Public Radio's "On Mic" program with Michael Puente.

- GENERAL STATEMENT FROM THE STAFF -

CLICK HERE

TO WATCH VIDEO OF THE  STATEMENT 

CLICK HERE

TO READ THE STATEMENT

IN FULL

 

 

EVERYBODY COUNTS’ CONVERSATION WITH

THE CANDIDATES FOR FIRST DISTRICT CONGRESS

For more than 30 years, First District Congressman Pete Visclosky has been a strong advocate

for people with disabilities and senior citizens, actively supporting legislation to protect their rights.

His decision not to run for re-election meant that it was important to know as much as we could

about all of the candidates who were running for Congress. Our original plan was to hold a public

event on April 16. Each candidate was asked to complete a questionnaire which would be used as

the basis for the questions (about issues related to local compliance with the

Americans with Disabilities Act), we would ask them that day.

Obviously, that event had to be cancelled. But in the wake of everything that has taken

place since then, the decision about who to vote for has become even more  important.

Now, more than ever, it’s going to be important to have the right person in Congress.

(See “General Statement” for some of the reasons).

Below are links to each response that we received to our questionnaire, and videos of on-line chats

we had with each candidate who agreed to participate. (Note: Despite repeated efforts, from

February 16 through less than a week ago, several candidates refused to even respond,
let alone participate. We consider that an insult to everybody protected by the ADA.)

 

 

BELOW ARE THE CANDIDATES WHO RESPONDED TO OUR QUESTIONNAIRE.

 

Click on their picture to watch their interviews and read their answers!


MARA CANDELARIA REARDON (D)                                                                   FRANK J. MRVAN (D)        

 

   

    JOHN HALL (D)                            SABRINA HAAKE (D)                   WENDELL MOSBY (D) 

 

 

SCOTT COSTELLO (D)                     WILLIAM POWERS (R)                    CARRIE CASTRO (D)

 

   

                                          RYAN FARRAR  (D)                                JIM HARPER  (D)                    ANDREW SYLWESTROWICZ  (D)                                      

 

 

 

COMPILATION OF ALL CANDIDATES ANSWERS

 

- CLICK HERE -