I honor those who have given the greatest sacrifice for our country, those brave men and women of our Armed Forces who fought for our freedoms, by saying that the duty is upon all of us to exercise our right to vote.
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.
Disabled Indonesia voters will have better access than ever thanks to new systems in place
Holding political prisoners in psychiatric hospitals was favorite tool of Russia’s Soviet Union
A China wheelchair corruption protester sets off bomb on self and rallies people across China
The Daily Show’s Jon Stewart takes aim at Obama and Congress for failure in treatment of war veterans who face government backlog of healthcare claims
League of Women Voters in Georgia calls for push to aid voter accessibility for vulnerable people
Color-coded ballots and ballot boxes cause confusion for those with colorblindness causing problems in Kenya
Myanmar’s popular democracy activist Suu Kyi calls for protections for disabled
Musical legend Stevie Wonder has become major spokesperson for gun restrictions: Always politically active and just a bit clever, Stevie Wonder to buy gun in mocking of current laws
Bangkok Thailand hosted union of activists for education of visually impaired from across world