In his final words to the nation, the late Rep. John Lewis said that “Democracy is not a state. It is an act, and each generation must do its part…” Those words have never been truer than today. Voters with disabilities have turned out in record breaking numbers to cast their ballots in 2020. However, being an active participant in America’s democracy does not end after you cast your ballot on Election Day.
Participating in and protecting democracy involves being engaged with the issues that impact your local community, your hometown and your home state. It involves writing to elected officials, educating them about the issues that are important to you and holding them accountable to their campaign promises.
There were over 38 million voters with disabilities involved in the 2020 election. Those voters need to get involved with local elections, advocate to their governors to lead on disability issues and build relationships with members of Congress. This webinar will teach participants how to use sophisticated advocacy tools, as well as how and why to write persuasive op-eds. As the nation joins together to celebrate the inauguration of Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, we hope that you will join us for this exciting conversation!