Today is National Voter Registration Day: Make Your Voice Heard

Register to Vote Today!

Mosaic is an official partner of the National Voter Registration Day effort again. Voting is an opportunity to bring about positive change by choosing people you think are best to represent your interests in government.

As we've seen this year with Medicaid debates raging in Congress, elections are especially important to people with disabilities. Elected officials decide funding for services and rules around how people receive services.

It is no wonder people with disabilities and their family’s turnout to vote at rates higher than the national average. 

All politics are local and personal— seize the opportunity to pick the candidate you think would best lead your community. Local elections and midterm elections are just as important as presidential election years, choosing someone to represent you is not something that should be taken lightly.  In 2017 many local offices will be up for election and in 2018, 33 senate seats, all 435 House seats, and 36 governorships will all be up for election. 

Election outcomes and public policy priorities are determined by people who participate in the process. 

President Lyndon B. Johnson said, “The vote is the most powerful instrument ever devised by man for breaking down injustice and destroying the terrible walls which imprison men because they are different from other men.” 

As an advocate, you must be proactive and voting is one of the easiest and most effective ways to engage your government.

Registering to vote is one of the biggest barriers to people voting.  

Good news! Voter registration is user-friendly. You can register by mail in every state and online in most states (you can register online in all of Mosaic’s states, except Texas). You will likely spend twice as long today on Facebook than it takes to register to vote or check you voter registration.     

To help you actively engage your government, Mosaic offers many resources to help you register and turnout on Election Day, including links to register online or by mail, deadlines, and a voter checklist and FAQs.

Registering is the first step on your voting journey. Actively participating in the process by making an informed decision at the ballot box is the next step. But for now, focus on registering or making sure your registration is up-to-date.

Register, vote, and make your voice heard!

Learn more about Mosaic's current advocacy goals and how you can support adequate funding for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. 

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