The Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and our co-sponsors are hosting a Zoom briefing: Disability Rights and Voting: A Briefing for Policymakers and Election Officials.
WHEN: Monday, April 12, 2021, 12 noon – 1 PM
WHERE: Register for this Zoom webinar at disabilityvote.org/april12briefing.
WHO: Legislators, staff, WEC, Municipal clerks, mediaThis briefing will address the barriers experienced by voters with disabilities and older adults, and discuss the federal and state laws and policies that protect voter rights, and support accessible and inclusive elections. As policymakers and election officials consider changes to Wisconsin voting laws and policies, it is important that they safeguard the rights of voters with disabilities including the current protections in federal and state law. For additional information including a list of speakers and co-sponsors, see this release with briefing information (accessible PDF).
Wisconsin legislators have introduced some voting bills that may make it harder for people with disabilities and older adults to vote. A hearing on some bills is tentatively scheduled for later in the week. It is important that policy-makers hear from voters with disabilities, older adults, and their allies.
Join us on Tuesday April 13th on Zoom to learn about the bills and how you can share your concerns with policymakers and the media. Let’s work together to ask policymakers to support accessible and inclusive elections.
Join the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition and our partners for this Zoom Training.
WHEN: Tuesday, April 13, 2021, 12 noon – 1 PM
WHERE: Register for this Zoom training below.
- Barbara Beckert, Disability Rights Wisconsin
- Kyle Kleist, CIL Western Wisconsin
- Jenny Neugart, Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities
- Janet Zander, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources, Inc.
Captioning and ASL interpreters will be provided. To request other accommodations, please contact Barbara Beckert at email@example.com by Friday April 9. We will do our best to honor all requests.