The voting process for people with disabilities
“ … it’s really important to know your rights and to advocate for them, and if you don’t know them and you get into your polling place, you’re not going to feel comfortable standing up for yourself. So, it’s one of the things that I keep trying to encourage with folks is just getting to know the basics of your rights in these situations …“
Dr. Eric Peebles, executive director with the Independent Living Center of Mobile; Thomas Whittington, independent living specialist with ILC of Mobile; and Nicky Watkins, senior voting rights advocate and outreach coordinator with the Alabama Disability Advocacy Program (ADAP), join AC anchor Alex Bimes to discuss what the voting process looks like for people with disabilities.
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