Did you know the fight for full voting rights for disabled people still isn’t over, and that people right now, today, are barred from voting on the basis of their disabilities? If you don’t, don’t feel bad: The media is systematically excluding disability from suffrage coverage.
If you want to learn more about voting rights for disabled people, here’s a great start: http://www.bazelon.org/our-work/voting/
I think it’s important to note, with things like this that are often presented with ‘HOW DARE YOU NOT KNOW THIS,’ that uh…the sysrtem conspires to make you not know it. But now you do know! So tell a friend.
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