I am an organisation
Why My Vote My Voice matters
There are 1.5 million people with learning disabilities in the UK, and 700,000 autistic people. That’s a lot of people power! Imagine how much more attention policymakers would pay to us if half of those people – or even a quarter – were to vote.
That’s where My Vote My Voice comes in.
We will encourage people with learning disabilities and autistic people to use their vote.
We will do this by:
- Sharing accessible resources
- Encouraging people to complete the My Vote My Voice election surveys
- Promoting the My Vote My Voice campaign
- Involving people with lived experience in this campaign
- Championing the voting rights of people with a learning disabilities and autism
How you can help
We can produce the resources, but we can’t reach everyone.
That’s why we’re asking you – fellow social care providers, family networks, campaigning, advocacy and self-advocacy groups across the country – to join the My Vote My Voice campaign.
Together we can support everyone to exercise their right to vote.
Sign our charter and in return, we’ll display your organisation’s name and logo on our website and campaign promotional activity.
What’s coming up
- We’re going to keep making accessible, easy read resources to support people to vote.
- We will lead research which aims to find out what is making it harder for people with learning disabilities and autistic people to vote in elections.
- We will deliver Question Time-style events that bring together local politicians, prospective parliamentary candidates, the people we support and coalition organisations.
- We will engage and mobilise Accessible Voting MP champions and local council leaders.