Target: Democratic National Convention Chairman Edward G. Rendell
Goal: Thank the leaders of the Democratic National Convention for including disability rights and accessibility in their platform.
Disability rights activists are having their voices heard after being largely ignored by all parties for decades and actively insulted by Donald Trump. Disabled individuals have been featured as an essential part of the Democratic National Convention this year, with a blind man singing the national anthem and a podium that automatically lowered itself to fit the height of a person with dwarfism.
This year’s election has included special focus on the rights of many marginalized populations, including people of color, women, and LGBTQ+ individuals. However, both Democrats and Republicans have consistently failed in the past to recognize the disabled community or provide appropriate accommodations to allow them to participate in this essential aspect of our democratic process.
All people deserve to have a voice at our national political conventions. We need to encourage all political parties to make a space for people with disabilities so that they can get what they need to pursue life, liberty, and happiness. Sign our petition to thank the organizers of the Democratic National Convention for empowering those who have been ignored for far too long.
Dear Mr. Rendell,
I was very happy to hear about all the efforts put forth at the Democratic National Invention to include and give a voice to people with disabilities. Both Democrats and Republicans have left this group of people out of political discourse for too long. Like women and people of color, disabled individuals face unique and unnecessary hurdles in their search for life, liberty, and happiness.
Not only did you actively seek people with disabilities to speak and participate in other ways during the convention, you made this year’s DNC the most accessible national political convention in history. This includes everything from power chair charging stations to guide dog relief areas to political buttons that included braille.
A true democracy includes everyone in the political process and does everything it can to ensure those with disabilities and health problems that they didn’t ask for are not left out. These individuals deserve to be heard and have a say in those who could have a significant impact on the quality of their healthcare and lives. Thank you for putting so much effort into empowering and giving a platform to disabled people and disability rights activists.
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