Friday Feature 8- Election Participation Amongst Member Organizations
The build-up for the 2020 election reached all areas of our country. Despite the additional difficulties voters faced due to the pandemic, US voter turn-out percentage was the highest it has been since 1908. We’re proud of several of our partner organizations, especially RCM of Washington and Global Resources and Supports, for featuring creative election day posts on their social media accounts highlighting people they support engaged in their civic responsibilities. RCM of Washington also hosted a staff voting contest, “Make Your Voice Heard.” Staff submitted pictures after they voted and three lucky winners received $50 gift cards. Global Resources and Supports featured an important story of someone in their community, Noah, voting for the first time on their blog.
President-Elect Joe Biden stated in an address Saturday, November 7th in Delaware, “We must make the promise of the country real for everybody — no matter their race, their ethnicity, their faith, their identity or their disability.” The inclusion of disability community did not go unnoticed by advocates. Biden has developed a comprehensive plan for supporting people with disabilities during the Covid-19 Pandemic and is developing programs for securing full participation and equality for people with disabilities. Regardless of your political affiliation, we must come together during these difficult times and continue to work towards creating a more inclusive and equitable future for all in the disability community. We appreciate our member organizations for encouraging everyone to participate in our democracy through voting, and remain hopeful for the future of our work under the new administration.