Capitol Correspondence - 02.04.20

House Introduces Resolution Calling for Voters with Disabilities Bill of Rights

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U.S. Representative Susan Wild (D-PA) introduced a resolution “expressing the sense of the House of Representatives that Congress should enact the Voters with Disabilities Bill of Rights to fulfill the promises of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 and other civil rights laws which demand equal access to the ballot box for people with disabilities and to reaffirm and ensure that voters with disabilities have equal access to the ballot box.”

The resolution, H. Res. 806, has 28 co-sponsors. The full text is available here.

Readers interested in learning more about challenges facing people with disabilities around voting might find this report by the Pew Charitable Trusts informative. Readers seeking resources for voters with disabilities will find many at the Rev Up Campaign, which ANCOR proudly supports.