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Persons with disability want the right to vote

The European Disability Forum

wants the right to vote

for persons with disability.

Autism Europe is a member

of the European Disability Forum.

“Rights” mean what you can and cannot do.

All people should have the same rights.

Many persons with disabilities cannot vote

for many reasons.

Sometimes there is a lack of access.

Some people cannot use the stairs to get to the place to vote, for example.

Sometimes persons with disabilities

do not have the right to vote

because other people think they are not able to vote.

So they take the right to vote away from disabled people.

It is not fair and equal.

For person with intellectual disabilities it is not always easy

to understand written information.

So persons with intellectual disabilities need support and

information that is easy to read.

If they are given information that is easy to understand

They can decide what they prefer and vote too.

In May 2019 the people of the European Union

will vote for the European Parliament.

The European Union is a group of 28 countries from Europe.

The European Parliament make laws

for all people of European Union.

Laws are rules all people must follow.

Persons with disabilities in the European Union

want to vote for the European Parliament, too.

So the European Parliament will make laws for them, too.

The European Disability Forum made a petition

to make it possible for persons with disabilities

to vote for the European Parliament.

A petition is a text to ask to change something.

To ask for the right to vote for people with disabilities

you can sign the petition of the European Disability Forum.

Click here to sign the petition.