“The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.”
The mission of the Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania is to increase the power of Pennsylvanians with disabilities by establishing the disability community as strong and mobilized voter bloc.
The Disability Voting Coalition of PA
The Disability Voting Coalition of PA is a non-partisan coalition working to promote voter registration, voting and civic engagement by people with disabilities, our families and allies. We focus on voting rights, access to voting and voter education. The Disability Voting Coalition of PA is a growing, cross-disability organization of people committed to improving the voting experiences of people with disabilities.
The Disability Voting Coalition of PA has a campaign called “We Count!”. “We Count!” is a call to action – all state-funded disability service organizations are required to offer voter registration opportunities to consumers at intake (application for services), re-certification of eligibility, and when a change of address is reported. The evidence indicates that Pennsylvania is not complying the the requirements of the National Voter Registration Act. We aim to address this issue.
Voting does more than elect politicians. Through the act of voting, people become dynamic players in the political arena where policy decisions are made and both their political and personal power grows. They become active citizens, connected with the community of voters.
According to the US Census, approximately 2 million voting age Pennsylvanian’s have disabilities – more than 20% of potential voters. We could represent a powerful voting bloc but we face obstacles when it comes time to vote.
Together we are building an effective coalition across the Commonwealth that addresses voting issues encountered by people from all disability groups!
Join the Disability Voting Coalition Today!