Oct 16, 2020
In this episode, Sarah Blahovec discusses the work of disability nonprofits to organize the disability vote. From voter registration to polling sites, disabled people experience barriers at every step of the voting process. Problems with the US Postal Service have been highlighted in the news recently, and Sarah and the hosts dive into the implications of the USPS for the disability community. The conversation concludes with resources for how to plan your vote when COVID-19 and gaps in accessibility create so many obstacles.
Episode transcripts can be found at http://disabilityhealth.jhu.edu/included
NCIL Plan Your Vote Toolkit: https://ncil.org/votingrights/
Rutgers research on voters with disabilities: https://smlr.rutgers.edu/news/voter-turnout-surges-among-people-disabilities
American Association of People with Disabilities' Rev Up Campaign: https://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/