The Autistic Self Advocacy Network has released the first toolkit made by autistic self-advocates, focusing on “safety issues that affect us and the tools to deal with them.” Continue Reading New resource: Safety Toolkit for autistic self-advocates and their families
Disability Rights Oregon works to ensure full participation in the electoral process including registering to vote and casting a ballot. In partnership with the Secretary of State, we produce a nonpartisan Easy Voting Guide, and do year-round training, outreach and advocacy on behalf of voters and prospective voters with disabilities.
DRO receives funding from Protection & Advocacy for Voting Access (PAVA) (42 U.S.C. § 15461-62, P.L. 107-252). PAVA is administered by the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Administration on Developmental Disabilities.
Looking for voter education resources?
We publish an Easy Voting Guide in partnership with the Secretary of State Elections Division for May and November federal elections (even-numbered years). The Easy Voting Guide is accessible, with large print, high contrast, graphic icons, and an online version.
We can read the Easy Voting Guide at easyvotingguide.org
Our latest stories about voting:
Oregon’s Secretary of State has shared state voter information with a controversial federal commission. You can prevent your address from appearing in these publicly available voter rolls. Continue Reading ACTION: Protect your privacy as a voter
*This post originally appeared on and was written for the website for the organization Nasty Women Get Shit Done. We’re grateful that you included respecting people with disabilities among the values that you seek to uphold. The fight for disability rights is part of the larger struggle for equality. People with disabilities strive to achieve the… Continue Reading The struggle for equality
At the request of Disability Rights Oregon, Governor Kate Brown has proclaimed July 17-21 to be National Disability Voter Registration Week in Oregon. Continue Reading ACTION: Amplify the voice of people with disabilities
In 1985, the Supreme Court ruled that Americans with disabilities did not need strict constitutional protection against discrimination because they had access to lawmakers to protect their rights. Advocates got the message, and were able to achieve passage of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) in 1990. Nearly 30 years later, however, the promise of… Continue Reading Why we need greater constitutional protections to achieve equality
Questions and answers about the upcoming election on May 16, 2017. Continue Reading Voting is more important than ever today
If you did not vote and are Deaf, please fill out this survey. Continue Reading Survey for Deaf people who did not vote
If you voted and have a disability, please respond to the survey here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2016VoterExperienceSurvey Continue Reading Survey for all voters with disabilities now available
For people with disabilities, these rights are too often compromised by others who make decisions for them. We believe that every person should be supported to make as many of those choices as possible for themselves. Continue Reading 12 Days of Disability Rights: The right to privacy and freedom
If you are concerned that your ballot was challenged because of your disability, please call us at 888-339-VOTE (888-339-8683). Continue Reading One week to have your vote counted