November 4th, 2020
National Center for Learning Disabilities (NCLD) Calls on Leaders to Uphold the Voting Rights of Individuals with Disabilities
WASHINGTON – November 4, 2020 – NCLD is heartened to see increased participation this year in the 2020 election, and we predict high turnout for voters with disabilities. Given the COVID-19 pandemic, millions of voters exercised their right to vote through mail-in voting, a long-established voting option for voters with disabilities. We stand with the disability and civil rights community in the call to ensure no voters are disenfranchised and applaud states in their efforts to #CountEveryVote. As such, we hope the voices of voters with disabilities will be heard this election and every vote is counted. Accuracy is vital to our democracy.
A PDF version of the full statement can be found here.
The National Center for Learning Disabilities’ mission is to improve the lives of the 1 in 5 children and adults nationwide with learning and attention issues—by empowering parents and young adults, transforming schools and advocating for equal rights and opportunities.
In 2020, NCLD launched Our Time, Our Vote, a nonpartisan, nonpolitical initiative to provide voters with learning disabilities the resources and tools necessary to vote. We do not endorse any party or candidate or engage in lobbying that seeks to influence the outcomes of elections.
For more information, please contact:
Joey Hunziker, Director of Young Adult Initiatives
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