As some of you may know, since leaving the League I have joined Disability Rights New York as their new Protection and Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) Advocate. In this role, I work to ensure full participation in the electoral process for individuals with disabilities, engaging in both systems change and individual advocacy. For more information about both the PAVA program and Disability Rights New York click here or look at the website here.
I know League members are deeply committed to encouraging and enabling all New Yorkers to vote. As such, many – if not all – of you will be active this election season observing polling places, helping people vote, and voting yourselves. If when at the polls in November (or any other election day), or when registering people to vote, you encounter or hear of any issues of accessibility or other disability related issues, please know that DRNY is here to help in any way that we can. You can contact me (contact information is below) with any such issues.
I look forward to what I anticipate will be a great many opportunities to collaborate with the League on a wide range of voting access and voter engagement activities!
DISABILITY RIGHTS NEW YORK
(518) 432-7861 (office)