Voting is the foundation of democracy.
Over 20% of the eligible voting population in the U.S. are people with disabilities.
People with disabilities often have problems with physical barriers that can prevent them from casting a ballot.
Now, in many states, new restrictions and ￼changes to voting procedures could make it more difficult for many people with disabilities to vote.
Take a stand. Commit to vote. Commit to help another person vote.
Commit to tell our elected representatives: Don’t Block My Vote!
The Don’t Block My Vote is based on three simple principles:
- Every eligible American citizen should vote.Most states have early registration deadlines. Don’t miss your opportunity. Use free online voter registration services like www.rockthevote.org or www.turbovote.org to register today!
- Every American deserves equal access to the polling place.Polling place accessibility is improving, but there is more to do. Be a vigilant advocate – help us make sure every polling place is accessible by sharing information about good and bad voting experiences.
- Disability issues must be at the forefront of every election.People with disabilities are the largest minority group in America yet few candidates running for public office regularly discuss the disability issues that directly affect these 57 million Americans. This has to change. Tell your candidates you want to hear their positions on disability issues.
Thank You For Voting!