Civil rights groups prevailed in their lawsuit against Sec. of State Alex Padilla to expand voter registration opportunities to the physically challenged.
Disability and Democracy articles on Democracy Chronicles
These articles on Disability and Democracy concern the extra barriers that many voters with disabilities face while trying to exercise their most basic rights and the many people working to find solutions. Also see our main section on American Democracy and our articles on Voter Suppression or Voter Access.
Blind Coloradans say the state’s move to all-mail ballots six years ago left them behind. They’re pushing for a bill to change that.
Fighting a court is like trying to grab a snake covered in oil. They have more power than you do, often are poisonous, and are unaccountable when they libel you and strip you of your rights. It seems they bite you with dishonesty.
Students of the ProAct Play House did their research and wrote a play titled “Get Me To The Polls On Time” which uses humor to motivate disabled voters.
Websites for the New York state Board of Elections and the Department of Motor Vehicles must become accessible to blind voters by the end of the year.
Usability testing is key if ballot marking devices are to be accessible, an idea of universal design which had been part of work on voting system standards.
Disability Party believes the Constitution needs to be amended to reform some major problems with the federal courts and federal judges. These problems are being used to block disability rights.
The Disability Party has a position on abortion that some people find problematic. It is important for everyone to understand why this political party would limit the reach of Roe v. Wade the landmark case on abortion.
Disabled Americans are encouraged to vote, but that’s all. No barriers have been removed to ensure that disabled voters have disabled candidates to vote for. Some states pretend that no disabled persons have disability rights as a candidate.
I was a founder of Indiana College Democrats, served as a Democratic precinct chair in Bloomington, and was a Democratic state delegate. But I will never be a Democrat in Indiana again.