Thursday, October 31, 1996

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    Bob Dole shocked many observers this year when he and his handlers decided to make his war wounds and permanent disability part of his presidential campaign. And Dole has raised the issue of disability rights again and again, taking credit for his work on the historic Americans with Disabilities Act and telling voters about his own foundation that helps people with disabilities. Justin Dart is a trustee on the board of the Dole Foundation. He’s a lifelong Republican and a principal architect of the A.D.A. who campaigned for both Ronald Reagan and George Bush and served 5 presidential appointments in their administrations. Dart even paid for wheelchair ramp to the front door of Republican National Committee. Although Dart has supported Bob Dole in every campaign since 1988, in 1996 he’s backing Bill Clinton. In a recent press conference with other disability right activists, Justin Dart explained why. (7:00)
    Joining us to discuss President Clinton’s record on disability issues is:

  • The Riggs-Alioto race

    One of the hottest Congressional races in the country is taking place in Northwest California... in a district that has changed hands from Democrats to Republican each election since 1988. This year, the 46-year old Republican incumbent, former police officer and small businessman Frank Riggs, is being challenged by 28 year old Democrat Michela (mick-ayla) Alioto. She’s a San Francisco native who moved into the District just a year ago, after working almost three years in Washington as a domestic policy adviser to Vice President Al Gore. If she defeats Riggs, Alioto would be the youngest woman ever elected to Congress. Pacifica National Affairs Correspondent Larry Bensky has this profile of the Riggs-Alioto race. (16:00)

  • Neighbor to Neighbor

    Neighbor to Neighbor is a grassroots organization working for human rights and economic justice, which has a political action committee unlike other PACS. Instead of giving money to campaigns, Neighbor to Neighbor gives in-kind donations of trained organizers to help get out the vote in close Congressional races. Joining us now to talk about their efforts is:

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