DNC Statement on the Start of National Disability Voter Registration Week
September 13, 2021
|DNC Chair Jaime Harrison and former Rep. Tony Coelho, chair of the DNC Disability Council, released the following statement on start of National Disability Voter Registration Week:
“Democrats value the positive contributions of the more than 61 million Americans with disabilities who make our country and communities stronger and more vibrant each and every day. As we kick off this National Disability Voter Registration Week, it is incumbent upon all of us to take stock of the progress we have made since the passage of the historic Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), led by many Democrats in Congress, and to recommit ourselves to the work that still remains to ensure that individuals with disabilities have the same rights, opportunities, and access granted to every American.
“For the Democratic Party, that means protecting voting rights from increasing attacks from Republicans across the country, working to ensure that voting is accessible and inclusive for Americans with disabilities, and continuing to build upon the foundations of the ADA to uplift and affirm civil rights.
“President Biden and Democrats are committed to making sure that every eligible American has the ability and access to make their voices heard at the ballot box.”