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2016 State Senate and Assembly Candidate Screening Questionnaire

Candidate Name: Victor Jordan

Candidate for State Assembly District: 42 (Brooklyn)

Is your campaign accessible? Yes.

 

 

  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 if the offices are no accessible, I will make then accessible of I will find other office space.

     

  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?

     

    As chair of the Education Committee of CB 17 I invited disability advocates to be part of the conference and panel discussion.

     

  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, I will.

     

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

     

    I have received some training in Special Education teaching.

     

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

     

    Absolutely!

     

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

     

    I will have an "open door policy" and I will invite disability advocates to be members of my in-office committees.

     

  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.

     

  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.