Intersection of voters with disabilities

May 27, 2011 at 3:35 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , )

and the new voting requirements that will make voting more problematic for PWD’s

Back in  April, the NYT did an article listing the parameters of the new requirements in general, and now AAPD is focusing in on just how the new rules undercut HAVA’s intent to make it easier for persons with disabilities to exercise their constitutional right to vote.

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Voted Down

April 27, 2011 at 9:01 AM (Uncategorized) (, , )

via my friend Bridgett and the NYT...and this will be tested in the courts. I wish it was illegal to cost people a workday to go and get this…my idea…in the last three months of 2011, and every ninety days thereafter, organize information sessions and offer to bring folks to them (as on election day) and explain in detail how to go about getting the correct documentation to ‘pass’ the voting hurdles on election day…as well as the lessened hours for early voting that are in many of these bills too.

O BTW, doesn’t this limit the Help America Vote Act? HAVA?  With less early voting and longer lines persons with disabilities will have a harder time as well..

In Kansas, Brownback says this will protect the “sanctity of the vote…”

Yeah, by excluding legitimate voters…

Sanctity, my @**.

Protecting the sanctity of the vote by narrowing the criteria…

The sanctity of democracy being narrowed, I guess.

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HAVA and Tuesday.

October 28, 2010 at 7:54 PM (Uncategorized) (, , , , , )

I was told by a stranger, a gentleman I don’t know awhile back that I need to save the government money, and just off myself (because of being on disability.) I’m glad I wasn’t feeling vulnerable that day…or who knows what would have gone down…I said, “Well, sir, if you become a quadriplegic in an auto accident, or live to see old age I wonder if your view will change…”

I’d bet that stranger is all for either a temporary government shutdown that some in the Tea Party/GOP have been mumbling about…

Or standing by acting to privatize the above and gambling with it in the stock market….or, perhaps removing it altogether…

I know persons with disabilities or seniors you aren’t directly related to can become de facto invisible in legislative wrangling, political discourse or the public sphere…

I’d hope it does cross your mind, just enough to be one of the many reasons to vote vote vote.

… if anyone has physical issues in getting to the polls and haven’t had a response to a local query, check my profile and send me an email with your city and state (and preference of party to contact it you wish) and I’ll get them to email you… and set something up…The Help America Vote Act, HAVA is there to help out once you get to the polls.

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