Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA: Washington State Government Candidates Forum, Hosted by Disability Rights Washington & Rooted in Rights

Start: 2020-09-23 18:00:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

End: 2020-09-23 19:30:00 UTC Pacific Daylight Time (US & Canada) (GMT-07:00)

This is a virtual event

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Join us for a virtual forum with the candidates running for statewide positions in Washington State. By making sure that people with disabilities are part of the conversation, we can ensure that changes made by elected officials are reflective of our needs and values.


  • Date: September 23, 2020
  • Time: 6:00 - 7:30 PM
  • Location: Zoom
  • TVW's Live Stream can be viewed by clicking here.

We have confirmed all of the candidates for the following positions will be present:

  • Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction
    • Chris Reykdal
    • Maia Espinoza
  • Lieutenant Governor
    • Marko Liias
    • Denny Heck
  • Secretary of State
    • Kim Wyman
    • Gael Tarleton
  • State Auditor
    • Pat McCarthy
    • Christopher Leyba

Questions can be submitted to DRW in advance when you RSVP.

ASL interpretation and CART will be provided via StreamText. Additional accommodations can be requested when filling out the RSVP form.


  • Alliance of People with DisAbilities
  • Allies in Advocacy
  • Center for Independence
  • Governor's Committee on Disability Issues & Employment
  • Hearing Loss Association of America - Washington
  • Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center
  • National Alliance on Mental Illness - Washington
  • Office of Developmental Disabilities Ombuds
  • Open Doors for Multicultural Families
  • Peer Legislative Advocates - Washington State
  • People First of Washington
  • Self Advocates in Leadership
  • The Arc of King County
  • The Arc of Spokane
  • The Arc of Washington
  • The Washington Council of the Blind
  • Washington State Developmental Disabilities Council
  • Washington State Independent Living Council

Thank you to the Seattle Foundation and King County Elections for funding this event through the Voter Education Fund!