Given the media black hole that Donald Trump’s impeachment inquiry has become, it might be possible to forget there is a presidential election coming up in less than a year. But the early race for the Democratic nomination has been fascinating so far. At one point there were upwards of 20 candidates, and, as of the moment this is being written, the field has been winnowed down to 17, all before the first primary ballots have been cast.
Seeking to make a sharp contrast with the rhetoric of the past four years, Democratic candidates are promoting a vision of a more inclusive, welcoming America. And in a way that we haven’t seen in the past, disability policy is making its way onto the campaign trail as part of this broader focus on minority rights. So let’s take a look at where our community sits in the 2020 presidential race.