Oct. 22, 2021, Albany, NY — Albany mayoral candidate Alicia Purdy participated in a forum for mayoral candidates to listen to concerns and share her plans for Albany specific to residents with disabilities.
According to Purdy:
“This was the second forum I participated in with Disability Rights New York and both times the message was the same: Residents with disabilities in Albany have gone unheard, invalidated and overlooked by their mayor. As someone who has long lived with a physically disabled loved one, I firmly believe that creating solutions for access that benefits people with disabilities has a universal benefit to the entire city. “Liveability” has been one of the bedrocks of my campaign from the first day and I am committed to increasing access in our city, making decisions in Albany with input from our disabled residents and ensuring that the everyday issues that disproportionally affect the disabled are addressed with priority.”
“Voters with disabilities should take notice of the most significant aspect of this forum: The incumbent mayor did not bother to show up for disabled Albany residents- again.”