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We’re still “Committed,” even if we Can’t Stand for an Hour

If you can’t stand in line for an hour or use a pencil and paper to vote (the “old-fashioned way”), does that mean you are less patriotic or less committed to get into that voting booth? That’s what I just heard an elected official imply in a television interview. It’s unfortunate, because I am normally in lockstep with this person’s political views. And I know … Continue reading We’re still “Committed,” even if we Can’t Stand for an Hour

“Basically, I’m a Second-Class Citizen!”

That’s how Kathy Hoell says she feels when she is trying to vote. Hoell is a wheelchair user who also has a “strained and raspy voice” because of a brain injury. She says that when she has gone to vote, she has been led to stairs she cannot climb and been told she cannot use an accessible voting machinemart” enough to vote. https://www.pewtrusts.org/en/research-and-analysis/blogs/stateline/2018/02/01/how-voters-with-disabilities-are-blocked-from-the-ballot-box Those of … Continue reading “Basically, I’m a Second-Class Citizen!”