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It’s Your Last Chance to Register! #CripTheVote

It’s finally time for our voices to be heard. October 11th is the deadline to register! #CripTheVote

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Just How Many People with Disabilities Are Eligible to Vote?

The word disability was noticeably absent from the campaign trail in 2012, but 2016 has been an entirely different election year. One candidate for president seemingly mocked a reporter with disabilities. Another candidate spoke to the advocacy groups trying to give a voice to Americans with disabilities. Then a woman in a wheelchair delivered a speech to one of the party conventions during a primetime slot! The United States has suddenly noticed that there are people in this country living with disabilities, but just how significant are these voters to the upcoming election? People with Disabilities Are Eligible to Vote, But Can They Make a Difference? The number of voters with disabilities is no small statistic to be ignored. Experts estimate that 34.6 million Americans with disabilities are eligible to vote, and that number has only been climbing in recent years. Since 2008, the number of people with disabilities who…
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Are You Registered for #CripTheVote?

July 23rd—15 candidates for Oklahoma State Legislature gathered to meet Oklahomans with disabilities and their families. They were given the opportunity to explain their positions on the issues that matter to people with disabilities. And considering the state of Oklahoma’s disability programs, it was a topic that interests our entire community and the nation. Are You Registered For #CripTheVote? The budget crisis that we just narrowly avoided could have seen up to 25 percent of our state’s Medicaid funding dropped. This crisis was narrowly averted through shuffling the budget, but that only increased cuts on programs like Oklahoma’s disabilities services. This leaves the members of Oklahoma’s disability community at a financial tipping point. But not everyone is sitting by contentedly while the government seemingly abandons its citizens with disabilities. Election season is fast approaching, and advocacy groups all over the nation are mobilizing. The American Association of People with Disabilities,…
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Are Disabilities A Priority To Politicians?

We are drawing closer and closer to the 2016 presidential elections, and as we get closer to November more people are asking more precise questions about the issues they care about. For people with disabilities these issues can be even more important to their lives than other Americans realize. It’s the reason that many people were offended when Donald Trump seemingly mocked a disabled reporter, and it was the reason that disability advocates rallied when Hillary Clinton didn’t answer questions about her disability policies. Are Disabilities A Priority To Politicians? The Disability Integration Act (DIA) is a new bill building steam in Washington DC. It is built on trying to keep people with disabilities in their homes and out of nursing homes, and the DIA has the support of many advocacy groups. It is being hailed as the next step in bringing truly equal opportunities to those living with a…
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