"Our disability vote does count, very much so. Combined, we are 25% of the population... 25% carries a lot of weight, and we must use that weight responsibly. We must vote for people who are about us... It is quite simply a question of what kind of society we are going to live in."
"United, our voices will move mountains... The reason that I vote is because it's a commitment to my community. As I advocate for my son's rights, and those of our family and community, I realize the importance of having the elected officials embrace those rights and those needs."
"One of the things that called me to the ballot box, or even just my mail-in ballot, is that I want my voice heard. As a provider, our funding is often dictated by people in Sacramento or even in Washington, DC. And if we do not make our voices heard, then they are unaware of how that funding change or that legislation affects us."
This webinar was recorded on August 20, 2020. It features the launch of the Disability Vote California coalition and an excellent presentation on why the 2020 Census is so important, especially for voters with disabilities.
This webinar was recorded on August 27, 2020. It talks about changes to the voting process for the 2020 election, and how voters with disabilities can access our right to vote.
This webinar was recorded on September 3, 2020. It features Andrew Pulrang, co-coordinator of the #CripTheVote movement, as well as other self-advocates, family members, and professionals. Panelists discuss what they're voting for and why from perspectives of the disability community.
This webinar was recorded on September 10, 2020. It is critical that people with disabilities, family members, and professionals make sure that they vote and that their vote is counted. Experts in voting discuss how to create your own plan to vote in the 2020 election!
This webinar was recorded Thursday, September 17th, from 1 - 3 PM PT. Recent elections have been filled with dialogue from candidates and leaders that stereotypes and stigmatizes people with disabilities and people of color. This “uncivil discourse” has now filtered down to discussions on social media and between family members and neighbors. Presenters on this webinar speak about how language from our leaders — and ourselves — can perpetuate ableism and racism and what we can do to create change and demand respect.