Texas Disability Issues Forum

Texas Disability Issues Forum logoSeptember 19, 2022
Austin, Texas + Virtual


The Candidates Speak!

September 19, 2022 will be an important day for the Texas disability community.

That’s when the major candidates for Texas’ highest statewide offices—Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Agriculture Commissioner— are invited to talk about public policy issues of interest to the Texas disability community. The Texas Disability Issues Forum (TDIF), a non-partisan event takes place just 8 weeks before Election Day. It’s not a debate, but a chance for candidates to share their positions on critical issues and answer questions from an independent moderator. The forum will be live-streamed by our media partner, the Texas Tribune.

  • A strong constituency. There are more than four million Texans with disabilities--from birth to advanced age. The community is much larger counting family members, friends, advocates and others. Candidates are starting to recognize the disability community as an important constituency.
  • High-profile issues. Matters important to the community are more prominent in 2022 than in any election in memory. Major Texas media including the San Antonio Express-News, Houston Chronicle, Dallas Morning News, and Austin American-Statesman, have already spotlighted disability issues in top-of-the-ballot races.

Participant in this high-profile event!

As a participating candidate, you will address the live audience of 250+ Texas disability leaders, family members, advocates, service providers, and special guests. Hundreds more will be watching live online. A brief candidate profile will also appear on our website.

No campaign materials will be permitted at TDIF.


2022 Texas Disability Issues Forum

Monday, September 19, 2022

AT&T Conference Center
1900 University Avenue
Austin, Texas


Day At-A-Glance*
10 a.m. Welcome
10:30 a.m. Candidate Forum
2 p.m. Adjourn

Lead Organizers:
REV UP Texas
Coalition of Texans with Disabilities

Need more info?
Bob Kafka:

Dennis Borel:
512-478-3366 x302

*Schedule subject to change.

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