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2016 State Senate and Assembly Candidate Screening Questionnaire

Candidate Name: Adrienne Adams

Candidate for State Senate District: 10 (Queens)

Website: aadams4ny.com

Is your campaign accessible? Yes.

 

Endorsements: Queens Democratic Party, Congressman Gregory Meeks, Reverend Floyd Flake, Assemblyman Phil Goldfeder, Councilman Rory Lancman

 

 

  1. If you are an incumbent, are your offices accessible to persons with disabilities? If not, what have you done to rectify the inaccessibility? If you are not an incumbent, If the present offices are inaccessible, do you intent to find an accessible office?

     

    I am not an incumbent but will ensure that my office is accessible.

     

  2. What, if anything, have you accomplished in regard to advancing disability rights (e.g. accessible housing, transportation, employment, health care, education, and including people with disabilities in the political process?

     

    I have focused my life on making sure that no one in my community is left behind due to poor education or a lack of employment resources and opportunities and that extends to those people with disabilities.

     

  3. Will you commit to only attend and/or sponsor events that are accessible including providing materials in alternate formats, assistive listening systems, ASL and ensure locations are accessible?

     

    Yes.

     

  4. What personal and/or professional experience have you had with people with disabilities?

     

    Throughout my work with the Queens Library, Community Board 12, and other community groups, I have been fortunate enough to work alongside many people with disabilities and have experienced the unique and important perspective they bring.

     

  5. Are you willing to hire and provide reasonable accommodation (e.g. flex or part time) for staff members with disabilities?

     

    Yes, I am absolutely willing to accommodate staff members with disabilities.

     

  6. How will you work with our community to assure passage of vitally needed legislation to protect our rights?

     

    I am ready to join the fight to protect the rights of disabled New Yorkers and will be ready to engage in conversation with the community about these critical issues.

     

  7. Would you increase rental/housing subsidies to participants in the Nursing Facility Transition and Diversion Medicaid waiver program to help people with disabilities can afford to live in the community?

     

    Yes.

     

  8. New York State's Elderly Pharmaceutical Insurance Coverage program (EPIC) only provides coverage to seniors. Would you support EPIC expansion to include younger disabled New Yorkers?

     

    Yes. I firmly believe that healthcare is a human right and no one should struggle to afford necessary medications and I will support legislation to make that a reality in New York.

     

  9. The Fair Housing Act requires developers set aside a certain percentage of accessible units for persons with disabilities. Do you favor incorporating these provisions into New York State law so that DHCR can be empowered to enforce these provisions?

     

    Yes.

     

  10. Do you support legislation requiring taxis, car services, and all shuttle services to purchase wheelchair accessible vehicles or otherwise ensure that they have the capacity to serve persons with disabilities statewide?

     

    Yes.