Disability Vote

Why Do I #CripTheVote? Because the Disability Vote is Power.

Monday, November 5, 2018This post is part of a partnership between #CripTheVote and Rooted in Rights.  As a child, I didn’t think being disabled had anything to do with voting, or vice versa. I saw that my parents always voted, but I didn’t

One Way to Make Voting More Accessible to the Disability Community? Vote-by-Mail.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018This post is part of a partnership between #CripTheVote and Rooted in Rights.  If I start with the beginning of my voting story in the early ‘90s, it is one of compassion and support, when two nice volunteers from either…

Call for Blog Posts and Videos on the Disability Vote

Wednesday, September 19, 2018With November 6th midterm elections rapidly approaching, it’s time again for disabled Americans to prepare to go to the polls. To shine a spotlight on this crucial political moment, #CripTheVote and Rooted in Rights are partnering to call for stories

Voting Isn’t Always Accessible For Blind People, But I Refuse to Not Vote

Monday, August 27, 2018As an African-American who grew up with parents who lived under segregation I have known and understood the importance and power of the right to vote. Many times my dad, who was born in Birmingham, Alabama, would constantly tell me…

We Want YOU to Support the Disability Vote (A Voting Accessibility Guide)

Wednesday, May 30, 2018The 2018 midterms are upon us, and 35 million disabled people in the U.S. are theoretically eligible to vote. But how many will cast ballots? Our voter turnout consistently lags far behind nondisabled people, especially in the case of…

We Need to Stop Talking About Mental and Cognitive “Fitness” of Politcians

Monday, November 13, 2017Who’s fit to be president? Historically, this question has revolved around issues like matters of experience, policy positions, and ability to collaborate sympathetically across national and party lines. In 2017, the conversation has taken on another element with speculations about

Engaging in Politics as a Disabled Person: an Interview with Carrie Ann Lucas

Wednesday, September 13, 2017Across the country, people are energized and politically engaged in response to the current political climate. Before you know it, midterm elections will take place next year across the United States. During these elections, it’s important to remember that local

Five Questions for ACLU Attorney Susan Mizner

Tuesday, May 2, 2017Image description: 
A group of people with both visible and hidden disabilities is gathered in the Light Court at City Hall.  They are holding posters of people with disabilities who have been killed by the police.  An ACLU Disability Rights

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