OneVoteNow is a group project.
We are here to bring together many organizations who work to make voting more inclusive for people with disabilities.
“Making voting more inclusive” means many things. It could mean encouraging people to register to vote. It could also mean explaining the responsibility of polling places to be accessible. It could even mean providing information that helps voters be better aware of who and what they are voting for.
We share some core values.
- Elections should be equally accessible for all Americans–Every person with a disability who is eligible to vote has the right to vote.
- Elections are more fair when they represent everyone.
- Americans with disabilities should be encouraged to vote whether they are Democrats, Republicans, or neither.
We always welcome new partners who share these core values. Anyone who would like to add resources to our collection should reach out to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We also encourage you to go follow and learn more about the groups who helped create this site as well as the groups that submitted resources. Below are some (not all) of those groups:
National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities:
NACDD is the national association for the 56 State and Territorial Councils on Developmental Disabilities (DD Councils), which receive federal funding to support programs that promote self-determination, integration, and inclusion for all Americans with developmental disabilities.
Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund
DREDF, founded in 1979, is a leading national civil rights law and policy center directed by individuals with disabilities and parents who have children with disabilities.
RespectAbility is a an organization that empowers people with disabilities to achieve the American dream.
American Association of People with Disabilities
AAPD is a national organization that promotes Equal Opportunity, Economic Power, Independent Living and Political Participation for people with disabilities. They coordinate the REV UP Campaign, which aims to increase the political power of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues.
National Disability Rights Network
NDRN is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
ASAN was created to serve as a national grassroots disability rights organization for the autistic community run by and for autistic Americans, advocating for systems change and ensuring that the voices of autistic people are heard in policy debates and the halls of power.
Self Advocates Becoming Empowered
SABE is the United State’s national self-advocacy organization. We are a national board of regional representatives and members from every state in the US.