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Disability Voting Rights Week Press Conference - Recap

Independence First hosted a press conference with Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition on September 12th, to celebrate National Disability Voting Rights week as well as the ruling from Chief U.S. District Judge James Peterson allowing disabled voters to receive assistance when returning absentee ballots.

Mayor Cavalier Johnson proclaimed the week of September 12-16, 2022 as National Disability Voting Rights Week in the City of Milwaukee. 

A demonstration of the ExpressVote accessible voting machine was given for media with help from Danita Jackson and Martha Chambers. 

The press event was coordinated by Barbara Beckert, Director fo External Advocacy at Disability Rights Wisconsin and attended by other partners and media. 

Press conference speakers Barbara Beckert, Brian Peters, Mayor Cavalier Johnson, Scott Luber with Martha Chambers in front

Read and watch the media coverage on our News page here: