Sabe USA

The National Technical Assistance Center for Voting and Cognitive Access helps protection and advocacy systems, election officials and people with disabilities to make voting accessible for all citizens.

The Center is managed and operated by leaders in the self-advocacy movement.

For more information about SABE’s Voter activities, please contact Teresa Moore at mooreadvocacy@hotmail.com

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO COLLECT VOTER EXPERIENCE SURVEY

The SABE Voter Project has extended the deadline to collect surveys to January 31, 2017.  Self advocacy groups have asked for more time so they can complete the survey at their January meetings.

SABE continues to work closely with the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) and state Protection and Advocacy organizations to collect information on the voting experiences of voters with disabilities.  Self advocacy groups are partnering with the P&As to get the surveys to Self advocates.  These findings will be shared with national leaders and Congress as to what is improving the experience of voters with disabilities and what continues to be barriers.

The survey can be found on the SABEusa.org website https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey

Please contact Juliana at j.huerena@swifamilies.org if you need a paper copy of the survey.

HELP US COLLECT SURVEYS

Just as it is important to know that YOUR VOTE COUNTS, we need to know that you have the accessibility needed to MAKE IT COUNT; therefore we are collecting surveys to learn about the voting experiences of people with disabilities for the 2016 Election.

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) was passed in 2002 to make sure everyone in this country can cast a private and independent vote.  Now, we want to make sure the law is working for voters with disabilities.

YOU can help us do that by completing a survey developed by Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE), Protection and Advocacy organizations and self advocacy organizations across the country by January 31, 2017.

Here is the direct link to the survey: 2016 Voters with disabilities experience survey

 


 Check out this voting information from our friends at the Arizona Center for Disability Law

Voting Rights Videos 2016


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Picture of Jeff RidgewayMY VOTEby Jeff Ridgeway

They say I can’t vote

They say the decision is not mine

They say I don’t understand

I guess they think they’re being kind

I wonder what they would say or think if they only knew

That when they call the President “Our President”,

I want to Call him mine too.

If I never get the chance to Vote –

Pulling the lever, punching the card, or writing the name down.

I stay the same – dumb, misinformed, unchanged, unempowered.

That is what this world expects me to be.

But I want so much more

I want to be the most educated – the most informed – the most totally changed – the most totally empowered person that I can be when I vote.

I can make a difference and then I can say with pride,

“Not Yours,

not theirs,

but My President

because I helped put him there.”

 


Voting Rights Videos 2016

Are you planning to Vote? : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFsdOeQ8NKo

Why should Deaf People Vote : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F-WVlVNEvdM

Are you planning to Vote?  (Spanish) : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1k900YYrII