With elections just around the corner we are feeling the pressure of the current political climate. The first and one of the most important it getting out to vote! Historically the disability community has had the lowest voter turnout, this may be a reason that our services are always in jeopardy. It’s time the disability community become proactive and work to elect officials who support our issues.
What can we accomplish?
Often times we don’t think our vote matters, that we are one person and we can’t make a difference. However in the last election, if the entire disability community turned out to vote that would have been an additional 5000 votes, and although we may not all share the same views about what issues are important I think we can all agree that the right to live in the community is a goal we all want to achieve. You have a chance in a few weeks to cast your vote for people who will support the disability community and by doing this you can ensure that your voice will be heard at the highest reaches of government.
Remember, politicians are motivated by votes and by showing that you are one of those individuals who supports or opposes them you can ensure that they will take disability issues seriously.
Where can I vote?
Wisconsin is one of the few states that still allows for same day registration. What does this mean?
You can go to your local polling place with proof of residence and register on the spot!