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Hillary Clinton's message to disabled workforce particularly pertinent in California

by Austin Cross and A Martínez | Take Two®

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Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Anastasia Somoza, speaks during a campaign stop at the Frontline Outreach Center in Orlando, Fla., Wednesday, Sept. 21, 2016. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke) Matt Rourke/AP

With just 46 days left until election day, Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton is turning her focus to voters with disabilities. 

Speaking at a campaign event in Florida yesterday, she addressed economic opportunity for the often-overlooked voter block.


Nearly 1 in 5 Americans lives with a disability -- that's about 56 million people. In California, two out of three challenged adults are out of work.

Clinton's campaign has already brought on about 200 disability advocates to spread her message. It's a powerful voting block that has, to date, received little attention from Republican nominee Donald Trump. 

For a look at the economic health of disabled persons in California Take Two spoke to Jennifer Laszlo Mizrahi, president of RespectAbility, a non-partisan group that seeks to advance employment opportunities for people with disabilities.

Press the blue play button above to hear the full interview. 

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