The Most Important Part of Advocacy: Voting

Voting is the most important part of disability advocacy you can do and not voting can have a substantial impact on your daily life. According to the 2010 US Census 19 percent of the population in the United States has a disability.  If even half of all the people in the United States voted, thats 10 percent of the population.   A candidate would be crazy to not have a disability policy in order to court 10 percent of the voters.   Sadly I believe the number of people with disabilities that vote isn’t high at all.

Recently there was a new article that said one third of the Anti Donald Trump protestors arrested in Portland Oregon didn’t vote.  This is a problem!  You can’t just sit back and watch and then complain when something goes wrong!  Democracy isn’t a spectator sport, and not voting and then protesting clearly isn’t what democracy looks like.

Voting: The Most Important Form of Advocacy

Voting is really the most important form of advocacy.  Presidents set a nationwide tone on insurance, disability rights and community inclusion – but there are often local issues which affect daily lives as well.  Public Transit millages that keep a community mobile, zoning boards which can often be against inclusive communities and so much more.


One Reply to “The Most Important Part of Advocacy: Voting”

  1. My name is Margaret Ferrante and I was wonderdering why I did not receive the 3-4% increase in my social security benefits for January2017. Pease advise

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