We’re at the Houses of Parliament today! We’re welcoming MPs to learn about our new voting campaign, My Vote My Voice, which aims to make the next General Election the most accessible yet.
MPs will hear from our Campaigns Advisor Dr Mark Brookes MBE and Dimensions Leaders List winner James Walker alongside speakers from our partner organisations, United Response, Ambitious About Autism and Mencap, and a number of other people with learning disabilities. Together we’re campaigning to remove voting barriers and raise awareness about people with learning disabilities and autistic people’s right to vote.
The campaign, funded by the UK Democracy Fund, a Joseph Rowntree Reform Trust initiative, is especially important this year as the new requirement for voter ID has the potential to make voting in this year’s local elections less accessible to all of us – but especially autistic people and people with learning disabilities.
- Do you know the new rules on voter id?
- Is the person you support registered to vote?
- Do you wish you had accessible resources to help explain why voting is so important and how to go about it?
If you’re thinking about getting involved in voting, or support someone who is, visit www.myvotemyvoice.org.uk for all the above and much more.
You can also follow #MyVoteMyVoice on social media if you have any questions or would like to get involved.