EVERYBODY COUNTS and EVERYBODY COUNTS NORTH staff
are doing 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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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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 -
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 -