Click here to download a PDF version of this press release. March 5, 2021 — Five disability rights advocacy organizations and two Idahoans with disabilities have entered into a consent decree with the Idaho State Legislature, Speaker of the House Scott Bedke and President Pro Tempore of the Senate Chuck Winder to ensure that persons with disabilities can testify before legislative committees and participate in activities at the State Capitol during this legislative session without risk of exposure to or contracting Covid-19. Persons with disabilities are at heightened risk of severe complications from Covid-19. The consent decree resolves a lawsuit … Continue reading DISABILITY RIGHTS GROUPS AND IDAHO LEGISLATURE ENTER INTO CONSENT DECREE ASSURING ONGOING ACCESS DURING CURRENT LEGISLATIVE SESSION
For Immediate Release 11/04/2020 Contact: David Card 202.408.9514 x122 firstname.lastname@example.org NDRN Executive Director: “Count Every Vote” Washington, DC – Like everyone else, we at the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) anxiously await the results of the election. We hope that the votes can be counted quickly so that Americans can feel confident in knowing who will be their next president. However, a quick vote count is no substitute for an accurate one. And that is why we are strongly calling upon state election officials, state legislatures, the courts, and the federal government to ensure that every vote is counted. Anything … Continue reading NDRN Executive Director: “Count Every Vote”
Know Your Rights as a Voter with a Disability! Click the link below to download a PDF with information about your rights as a voter with a disability! DRI 2020 General Election Newsletter
Click the link below to download a PDF with information about how to vote in the 2020 election. Voting 2020
For Immediate Release Contact: Claire Stanley, Advocacy and Outreach Specialist, American Council of the Blind (202) 467-5081 email@example.com Courtney R. Holthus, Advocacy Director, DisAbility Rights Idaho (208) 336-5353, ext. 119 firstname.lastname@example.org ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote “Individuals with disabilities have a right to full participation in voting, including absentee voting,” stated Eric Bridges, executive director of the American Council of the Blind. “Persons with disabilities have fought for decades for their right to vote privately and independently. Now, especially in light of COVID- 19, such persons are fighting for their right to vote … Continue reading ACB Urges Department of Justice to Ensure Right to Private, Independent Vote
Voting absentee by mail is a simple way for many voters with disabilities to participate in the Primary Election. Voters may complete their ballot in the comfort and privacy of their home. Here are the three steps you need take to request an absentee ballot:
Details will be released during a press conference on Thursday, April 16, 2020 at 3pm. The press conference will be streamed live on the Idaho Secretary of State Facebook page, where comments will be addressed both live and immediately following.
The COVID-19 crisis has created many changes for Americans. In addition to the changes that have been made to events, businesses, employment, and education, many states across the country have also made changes to their elections. As you may know, on April 1, 2020, Governor Brad Little issued a proclamation requiring that Idaho’s May 19, 2020 primary election be held by mail. This is a big change in the way Idahoans can vote and DRI wants you to be aware of this change so you can make sure you are able to vote in this election. In order to vote … Continue reading DRI Update on the Idaho Primary Election to be held on May 19, 2020
Click on the button below to download Governor Little’s proclamation regarding the May 2020 elections.