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Clinton Delivers Speech Highlighting Disability Policy Priorities, Including Curbing Use of Subminimum Wage

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Clinton Delivers Speech Highlighting Disability Policy Priorities, Including Curbing Use of Subminimum Wage

September 30, 2016

In what her campaign called a major speech, presidential candidate Hillary Clinton issued an address on September 21 where she laid out several policy positions related to services for people with disabilities. One area that she particularly focused on was employment for people with disabilities. Clinton directly addressed banning subminimum wages and finding ways to incentivize businesses' hiring of people with disabilities. She also spoke about the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities (CRPD), a treaty which the United States has signed but not ratified. The CRPD is modeled on the Americans with Disabilities Act and has been ratified by more than 140 countries worldwide. 

The full 30-minute speech is available here.