[Hpn] Re: People First of New Hampshire, Inc. Polling Progress. Voter Registration. Inc. Polling Progress. Voter Registration.

Janet Hunt-Hawkins jhh9091@yahoo.com
Sat, 17 Jun 2000 08:24:37 -0700 (PDT)


--- Thomas Cagle <nh-adapt@juno.com> wrote:
>                         Justice For All
> 
>                         jfa@jfanow.org
>              
>            Polling Progress.  Voter Registration.   
> 
> 
> VOTE! 2000 Campaign Update:  Polling Will Include
> Disability!
> 
> Kudos to Andy Kohut and the Pew Research Center for 
> The People & The Press for including people with
> disabilities 
> in their upcoming survey on political participation.
>  The Center 
> is an independent opinion research group that
> studies attitudes toward
> the
> press, politics and public policy issues.  The
> Center 
> is an important resource for political leaders,
> journalists, scholars and
> public interest organizations.  
> 
> Watch their website www.people-press.org
> <http://www.people-press.org>
> for
> the survey which will posted by the end of June! 
> 
> --
> 
> VOTE! 2000 Emphasis will encourage disabled Texans
> to vote
> 
> The National Organization on Disability's VOTE 2000!
> Campaign has a
> worthwhile goal to achieve between now and Election
> Day, Nov. 7:
> encouraging
> an additional 700,000 citizens with disabilities to
> vote nationwide.
> 
> More than a third of those votes, 292,000, could be
> picked up in
> Texas alone if citizens with disabilities voted at
> the same rate as other
> citizens.
> 	
> Nationwide, the figure would represent an estimated
> 4 million more
> voters.
> 
> Federal Election Commission figures indicate 116,800
> disabled
> citizens are not registered to vote in Texas, and
> many polling places
> remain
> inaccessible (one out of six, nationwide), violating
> the Americans with
> Disabilities Act.
> 
> This get-out-the-vote is aimed not only at
> encouraging and assisting
> the disabled to register and vote, but also to
> monitor and emphasize
> legal
> obligations to disabled citizens.
> 
> Voter registration must remain simple and
> convenient, and sometimes
> bureaucrats and service providers must be reminded
> of their role in
> keeping
> it that way.  And, of course, polling places must be
> made accessible, no
> exceptions.
> 
> The Houston Chronicle
> May 29, 2000, Section A, Page 36
> 
> 
> Adina Topfer
> VOTE! 2000 Campaign
> Program Assistant
> 910 16th Street, NW Suite 600
> Washington, DC 20006
> (202) 293-5960
> topfer@nod.org
> 
> 
> -- 
> Fred Fay
> Chair, Justice For All
> jfa@jfanow.org
> http://www.jfanow.org                    
> 
> Register to Vote Online at
> http://www.fec.gov/votregis/vr.htm
> 
>
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