Empowering the Disability Vote: Civic Engagement for the Disability Community and their Allies

A collection of speakers, Barbara, Denise, Dorothy, and Scott, are grouped together for the Empowering the Disability Vote event. Further info is available in post.

Hosted by the League of Women Voters of Milwaukee County, LWV Wisconsin, and WI Disability Vote Coalition

Event Information

Voting issues go far beyond wheelchair accessibility at polling places.

We’ll explore current challenges to voting. There are ways to deal with the barriers for people with disabilities – both legal and physical. Every citizen has the right to be heard. We will look at ways to help people of all abilities exercise their civil rights.

Register for this event via Zoom.

Featured Speakers

  • Barbara Beckert, Director of External Advocacy, Disability Rights Wisconsin
  • Denise Jess, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind & Visually Impaired
  • Scott Thompson, Staff Counsel, Law Forward
  • Dorothy Dean, Founder & CEO, Disability Justice