Disability Voting Rights Center

Welcome to the Nebraska Disability Voting Rights Center!  This is a resource center to learn more about voting and accessibility issues.

The Arc of Nebraska prioritizes voting issues for 3 key reasons:

Self-Advocacy

  • Through self-advocacy groups people with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities can learn about voting and group decision making.

Self-Determination

  • Self-Advocates, have the same right to self-determination as all people and must have the freedom, authority, and support to exercise control over their lives. They must be supported, assisted, and empowered to vote and to become active members and leaders on community boards, committees and agencies.

Human and Civil Rights

  • People with intellectual and/or developmental disabilities face unique challenges, including: a history of discrimination and exclusion from meaningful choice and participation in employment, housing, voting, transportation, and other programs, activities, and services provided by the public and private sectors of society.
  • We emphasize that all are entitled to human rights... These rights include…access to voting…Local, state, federal, and international governments must strongly enforce all human and civil rights.

 


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