People with mobility-related disabilities face many issues when trying to vote, including inaccessible polling stations and long waiting times that can easily drain energy. As a result, people with disabilities are about 20 percent less likely to vote than those without disabilities. The hashtag #CripTheVote looked to empower people with physical disabilities to pursue the right to cast a ballot, providing both community support and resources to increase voter participation from people with disabilities. It was started back in the 2016 presidential election as a way to encourage those with disabilities to get out there and vote.
Have you ever felt discouraged or left out during the political process? What issues have you faced? Have you heard of this hashtag? Do you feel supported by the community where you live when it come to voting and elections? Have you ever had to leave a polling place due to fatigue?
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