Disability visibility is important this election year

July 5, 2016 by Kelly Smith

Americans with disabilities are the largest minority group in the nation. This election year, they want their voices heard and their questions answered.

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CAC Corner: Tom Brownlee-You can make a difference

January 9, 2012 by cpehrson

Head photo of Tom Brownlee, happy smile, dark brown hair with fancy goatee beard and mustache

This Consumer Advisory Council Corner Blog is written by CAC Chair, Tom Brownlee.

This upcoming Utah Legislative Session (January 23-March 8, 2012) will be important, as they will decide on money for programs for people with disabilities.  It looks like the governor was gentle (last session) and funded some of these programs we need.

As an advocate, I testified, shared, wrote, and emailed local law makers.  In the past, I have made a difference in doing these things. I have written many representatives and senators and gotten  many responses back from them.

This year I plan to attend my caucus which will be a new experience for me.

Another important election for this year is for the President of the United States (November 6, 2012).  We want all people with disabilities to get out and make a difference and cast their vote.

NOTE:  You can find Utah voter registration information and how to register for an absentee ballot online. 

The AUCD is holding a Disability Policy Seminar in April that will be focusing on presidential election-year issues and how to make a difference with grassroots advocacy.

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CAC Corner: Let your vote be heard

October 20, 2010 by cpehrson

This CAC Corner blog is written by Tom Brownlee, Chair of the Consumer Advisory Council

With the election coming up (November 2nd) my biggest concern is getting  people with disabilities out to their polling places to vote.  We need to make sure the polling places are accessible.

Picking those with disabilities up and taking them to their polling place would make a big difference in the voter turn out.  It is important that people with disabilities have a right to have their voices heard in the election process.

Get out and make a difference.  Let your voice and vote be heard!

NOTE:  To register to vote in Utah, see a sample ballot, or find your polling place you can go to the Vote Utah website.

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