Thursday, October 21, 2010

November Elections Critical to the Independent Living Movement

Action Alert: November Elections Critical to the Independent Living Movement

The November 2nd midterm elections are just a week away, and NCIL wants to remind all of our members to vote, and to make plans to help others vote. This crucial election will have a major impact on the type of legislation Congress will pass over the next two years, and it is important that America moves forward. In this volatile political climate we must be sure to press on, and continue to fight for change in the voting booth.

Hopefully many of you have taken advantage of your state’s early voting opportunities. For the rest of us, choosing to get up in the morning to cast a ballot will be one of the most important decisions we make all year.

Before he died, Justin Dart once said to “Get into politics as if your life depended upon it. It does. And the lives of all humans in the 21st Century... become a politician for empowerment in your living room, in your community...vote.” These words carry the same truth and significance as they did ten years ago. We are in a fight for our lives, and every bit of progress that we have made stands in the balance. In this new decade we will either lean forward or be pushed back; the choice is ours to make.

Vote for candidates who support equality, choice, and opportunity. We cannot afford to elect representatives who do not have a fundamental appreciation for the civil rights of all Americans. Assume your responsibility in the Movement, and to your country. Vote on November 2nd, and bring a friend - your life depends on it.


If you experience any voting irregularities or inaccessibility, please call:

1-866-OUR VOTE (1-866-687-8683)

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