The central idea of disability advocacy is “nothing about us without us.” This is the idea that representatives should not make decisions that impact a group without that group’s full and active participation in the decision making process. The first and perhaps most important step is voting.
National Voter Registration Day is September 26. You can register to vote online at http://fifthfreedom.org/l/vote . If you are already registered to vote, you need to re-register if you have moved to a new district or changed your name.
Read about voting, polling place accessibility, and how to find candidate information online at http://fifthfreedom.org/voting-polling-place-accessibility/ .
Director of Communications
The Fifth Freedom Network