Allen Ellison Receives Endorsement From The Democratic Disabilities Caucus of Florida
For immediate release on Monday, August 2, 2022
Broward County, Fla. – Allen Ellison, Democratic candidate for Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, today welcomed the endorsement by The Disability Caucus of Florida
“It is with great please to endorse Allen Ellison as our Candidate for the US House of Representatives to represent Florida’s 23rd Congressional District. Allen has always been a fierce champion for people living with disabilities and the issues that affect our community. He holds town halls and public discussions to raise awareness on the issues that Americans with disabilities face. He has real solutions that will make a positive difference in the lives of millions of Americans. The entire community supports him.” said Karen M. Clay, President of Disabilities Caucus of Florida.
There are 61 million Americans who are disabled and 4.5 million in Florida. In Florida’s 23rd Congressional District, which covers parts of Broward and Palm Beach Counties, the percentage of people living with disabilities are above the national average. “Often, administrators deny or delay benefits, sometimes for years to those who are deemed disabled, adding mental and emotional anguish to people’s physical pain as they try to make ends meet. This is not right and I pledge to get this fixed in Congress.” said Allen Ellison.
“Leaders in Washington are threatening to take away funding that aid in the care of people that were born disabled and for those who have and or will become disabled. This isn’t a partisan issue. It’s an American issue. A disability can affect anyone at any time and we can no longer afford to have this issue continue to go unnoticed and unchallenged. The disabilities issue needs our attention and disabled Americans need a champion. I am that champion. We have made this issue a priority in our campaign. I am the only candidate in my race with a plan to improve the quality of life for disabled Americans by raising disability benefits and ending the denial process. I am running for Congress so that together, we can find solutions for a new path forward.” stated Ellison.
About Democratic Disabilities Caucus of Florida
The Democratic Disability Caucus of Florida provides those with disabilities and those within the Democratic Party to whom the rights of citizens with disabilities are of concern, a strong voice and representation within the Florida Democratic Party.