Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania

Disability Voting Coalition of Pennsylvania The Disability Voting Coalition is a project of Disability Rights Pennsylvania The Disability Voting Coalition (DVC) is a project of Disability Rights Pennsylvania (DRP).

The focus of our work is to promote voter registration, voting and civic engagement by people with disabilities, our families and allies. We have a strong focus on voting rights, access to voting, accessible polling places, and voter education. The Disability Voting Coalition (DVC) is supported by an Advisory Committee representing a cross section of Pennsylvania’s organizations that provide servi

The focus of our work is to promote voter registration, voting and civic engagement by people with disabilities, our families and allies. We have a strong focus on voting rights, access to voting, accessible polling places, and voter education. The Disability Voting Coalition (DVC) is supported by an Advisory Committee representing a cross section of Pennsylvania’s organizations that provide servi

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03/26/2021
The Rise in Hate Crimes Against Asian Americans with Richard Ting

Today has been designated the #StopAsianHate Virtual National Day of Action and Healing. Disability Rights Pennsylvania's Rich Ting talks about the rise in hate crimes against Asian Americans. If we all join together and raise our voices against anti-Asian racism, we can keep our communities safe.

Anti-Asian discrimination and violence is not new but has escalated over the last year due to racist assumptions and rhetoric around COVID-19. There have been nearly 3,800 reports of hate incident…

Fight for Our Health and Safety
02/18/2021
Fight for Our Health and Safety

Fight for Our Health and Safety

Tell Congress to provide more funding to P&As on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
12/22/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Happy Holidays from all of us at DRP!

[Image: Blue ornament and "Happy Holidays! We wish to you and your family a safe and socially-distanced holiday season!
Our offices will be closed from 3 PM December 24th, 2020 until January 4th, 2021. See you in the new year!]

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
12/04/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Spotlight on website: learn about some of the work we did around Election 2020.

http://ow.ly/uBr850CAL8F

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
12/01/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

It's #GivingTuesday. 2020 has been one of the most urgent years for disability advocacy with the #COVID19 pandemic. You have the opportunity to contribute to that work right now.

Donate to Disability Rights Pennsylvania here: http://ow.ly/i30e50Czlcr

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/23/2020
Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

"#CripTheVote, a movement by the disabled community, is bringing conversations about disability issues to the forefront of political discourse."

Hello Friends Disability Rights Pennsylvania is seeking a Managing Attorney for Investigations & Monitoring and a Staff ...
11/19/2020

Hello Friends Disability Rights Pennsylvania is seeking a Managing Attorney for Investigations & Monitoring and a Staff Attorney - Litigation in Philadelphia. Visit DRP's career page for more information. https://www.disabilityrightspa.org/careers/

11/13/2020
Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

The path forward must include the disability community. We must dream of how disabled futures are to be protected and encouraged to thrive.

#ForwardTogether

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Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/09/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Thank you poll workers!

[image: blue graphic "A sincere and hearty thank you to the poll workers and volunteers that ensured every vote was counted in the state of Pennsylvania during Election 2020."]

In case you missed our statement demanding #CountEveryVote:http://ow.ly/rRSk50CcrEm[White text on blue background: "Beca...
11/05/2020

In case you missed our statement demanding #CountEveryVote:

http://ow.ly/rRSk50CcrEm

[White text on blue background: "Because the pandemic placed disabled people in a precarious position, the uncounted votes will disproportionately reflect those with disabilities. Saying they are not to be counted begs the question if this country believes these communities matter to our nation."

-Peri Jude Radecic, CEO; #CountDisabledPeoplesVotes]

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/04/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Remember: an accurate count will take time with Election 2020. #CountEveryVote

[Image: "Every vote matters. Every vote should be counted."

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/04/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

We're one hour until the polls close. Stay in line!

If you have any questions, call 1.800.692.7443.

[image: a hand and "Know your rights: if you are in line before the polls close, stay in line. You have the right to cast your vote!]

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/03/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Don't forget to call our hotline if you have any issues casting your ballot! Advocates are on the line waiting for your call. They will be available until the polls close at 8 PM.

Call 1.800.692.7443.

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Ballot drop boxes to remain open across Pennsylvania on Election Day
11/03/2020
Ballot drop boxes to remain open across Pennsylvania on Election Day

Ballot drop boxes to remain open across Pennsylvania on Election Day

Across Pennsylvania, most ballot drop boxes will remain open until 8 p. m. tonight. However, you're still advised to check with your County Election Office on that time. For many voters, it's the right move as the coronavirus continues to play a part in this year's election. You find a drop box loca...

Happy Election Day! Disability Rights Pennsylvania phone lines will be open from 7 AM EST until 8 PM EST. Call: 1.800.69...
11/03/2020

Happy Election Day! Disability Rights Pennsylvania phone lines will be open from 7 AM EST until 8 PM EST. Call: 1.800.692.7443. #election2020 #disabilityvote

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
11/02/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

We won't lie to you: many people are frightened about the election tomorrow. If you would like assistance throughout the day, our phone lines will be open from 7 AM EST until 8 PM EST. Call: 1.800.692.7443. You can also call election protection at 1.866.OURVOTE.

Tomorrow is Election Day! Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM.
11/02/2020

Tomorrow is Election Day! Polls open at 7 AM and close at 8 PM.

The Election is Tomorrow. Like TOMORROW, tomorrow. Here's what you need to know:

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
10/30/2020
Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

"According to a recent Rutgers report, there are 67.7 million eligible voters in the U.S. who either have a disability or have a household member with a disability. That number represents more than one-fourth of the total electorate."

Election Day is right around the corner!Image Description: Blue and white graphic "Upcoming Election 2020 Deadlines: Nov...
10/29/2020

Election Day is right around the corner!

Image Description: Blue and white graphic "Upcoming Election 2020 Deadlines: November 3: Deadline to receive mail-in and absentee ballots at county election offices. November 6: Deadline to count ballots. ELECTION DAY Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. *For voter advocacy, contact Disability Rights Pennsylvania at 1.800.692.7443. For Election Protection, Call 1.866.OUR.VOTE (1.866.687-8683).

RespectAbility
10/29/2020
RespectAbility

RespectAbility

“If you have a disability, 2020 probably isn't the first year you've faced one obstacle or another while casting your ballot...Here's what to remember to make sure you can exercise that important right.”

Image Description: A wheelchair user in a voting booth.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
10/28/2020

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Tune in Live for Joyce Bender's Disability Matters Podcast featuring DRP CEO Peri Jude Radecic as they talk to callers about how they're experiencing Election Day.

Disability Rights Pennsylvania
10/27/2020
Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Disability Rights Pennsylvania

Gov. Wolf encourages voters to hand in their ballots in person:

"Hand-delivering your own ballot now will give you the peace of mind that your vote will be counted, and your voice will be heard in this historic election.”

TODAY!
10/27/2020
Disability Rights Pennsylvania

TODAY!

TODAY is the last day to apply for a mail-in and absentee ballot as well as an accessible ballot marking system. Call DRP at 1.800.692.7443 for more information.

You can find the application and all necessary information here:

You can call Disability Rights Pennsylvania RIGHT NOW, to help you with your plan to vote. Contact us and our advocates ...
10/26/2020

You can call Disability Rights Pennsylvania RIGHT NOW, to help you with your plan to vote. Contact us and our advocates will assist you.

[image: facemask with the word “vote” on it. “We know that voting in this election can be confusing. We're here to help. Starting immediately, you can call Disability Rights Pennsylvania at 1.800.692.7443 with any voting questions you have. You can also check out our voting resources at DisabilityRightsPA.org. When we vote, our community is heard. We're in this with you.]

10/25/2020
www.disabilityrightspa.org

Hello Friends! Have you checked out Disability Rights Pennsylvania's voting guides? Click on the link below for more information. #DisabilityVote #Election2020

Voting is how we make our collective voices known. DRP is here to hand you the megaphone.  [Image: Purple background "Wh...
10/24/2020

Voting is how we make our collective voices known. DRP is here to hand you the megaphone.

[Image: Purple background "When we vote, we do so for our community and ourselves. Let DRP help you create your voting plan. Call DRP at 1.800.692.7443 for assistance.]

Need help with your voting plan? Call Disability Rights Pennsylvania! [image: purple and blue geometric graphic “Need he...
10/23/2020

Need help with your voting plan? Call Disability Rights Pennsylvania!

[image: purple and blue geometric graphic “Need help with your voting plan? Contact us with any issues you may have casting your ballot. DRP intake line 1.800.692.7443. DisabilityRightsPA.org.”]

There are multiple ways to vote in the 2020 General Election. Find the path to casting your ballot that is best for you....
10/22/2020

There are multiple ways to vote in the 2020 General Election. Find the path to casting your ballot that is best for you.

[Image Description: three people and the text " Voting with a disability in Election 2020, What's Your Plan?

Vote By Mail
Voters can vote by mail by applying for a mail-in or absentee ballot at VotesPA.com.

Vote In Person
Voters who choose to can vote in the assigned polling location for their county.

Vote By Accessible Remote Ballot
Blind, low vision and voters with other disabilities can apply to vote via Accessible Remote Ballot Marking system, call Disability Rights Pennsylvania to learn more.

For more info, visit DisabilityRightsPA.org for resources or call 1.800.692.7443. Deadline to Apply for Mail-In, Absentee, or Accessible Remote ballot is October 27th.]

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301 Chestnut St, Ste 300
Harrisburg, PA
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Please vote for Umbrella. We're an adult autism and ID waiver provider in PA. https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=753421651980371
Online Voter Registration is being offered by the American Association of People with Disabilities https://www.whenweallvote.org/aapdrevup/. Please share!
Good Morning Friends I wanted to let you know that I recently had the pleasure of meeting with State Representative Melissa Shusterman. She is Co-Chair of the Autism and Intellectual Developmental Abilities Caucus, Deputy Whip, Member of the Aging & Adult services committee, Member of the Tourism Committee, and Secretary of the Judiciary Committee, and she is a strong advocate for the Disability Community. Melissa wants to know what issues WE want the State House to address. I said Housing Options, The Pa Premise Alert, and Ending the Waiting List. Melissa would like to hear from you! Please send an issue that you would like to see Harrisburg work one, so she can prioritize her agenda. Please try to keep it under 300 words.  Melissa’s State Committee work means that she has a Statewide reach and a real opportunity to influence what happens in Harrisburg. Melissa supports HB 1344, which will elevate a crime against someone with physical or intellectual disabilities to a hate crime and included in the hate crime statute. She wants to end the Waiting List, and she wants Harrisburg to be more responsive to our needs. Melissa Shusterman is an advocate who can get things done in Pennsylvania. Please send your thoughts to Melissa at [email protected] Additionally, consider donating to her re-election campaign. I have. I think she is one of the most exciting and passionate State Representatives that we have seen in a long time. The link to donate is: https://secure.actblue.com/donate/friends-of-melissa-shusterman-1 She is working for the disability community in Harrisburg and is committed to helping elect other compassionate and like-minded State Representatives. Feel free to email or call me if you have any questions. Susan Rzucidlo, Mom of Ben Advocate Co-creator of the PA Premise Alert [email protected] 610-659-3145
Project Understood seeks voice samples to help Google's technology understand people with Down syndrome.
Interesting article: Thousands with disabilities denied right to vote.
So important for all people with disabilities to be able to vote. Let our votes count in the primary and all other elections. I even work with a campaign.
Do you know a student with a disability (age 14-21) who is thinking about their future? The Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central PA is hosting a conference for students with disabilities and their families to provide tips for the next phase of their lives. For more information or to RSVP, please contact me at [email protected] or 412-322-5880. Please share this to anyone who can benefit from it!