Include Disabled People on Government Websites – and Vote!

It’s time to vote! Ballots have been mailed out for the upcoming Washington state primary election. Please remember to fill them out and return them by August 7. If you can’t fill the ballot out right now, put it in a safe spot and place some reminders on your calendar.

Then help others: sign up for a #100DaysOut midterms phonebank shift with Indivisible! https://www.indivisible.org/100daysout-phonebank-signup/

Action: Increase awareness of disabled people on government websites

A survey of government websites by WebsitePlanet found that “While around 50% do show physically disabled people in images, only less than 4% have them on non-health and wellness related pages.” We can do better than that, and treat disabled people as whole human beings.

https://www.websiteplanet.com/blog/government-websites-exclude-disabled-men-and-women-from-non-health-related-webpages/

Email your representatives with a link to the above survey and ask them to do more for representation of disabled people on government websites:

https://www.murray.senate.gov/public/index.cfm/contactme
https://www.cantwell.senate.gov/contact/email
https://jayapal.house.gov/contact/email
https://adamsmith.house.gov/contact/email-me

Extra credit: email the Seattle City Council: council@seattle.gov

Upcoming Events

-Tuesday, July 24, 6-8pm: Phone Bank with Planned Parenthood

Sign up to help reach out to Alaska voters and patch them through to Senator Lisa Murkowski to ask her to block Kavanaugh. No phone banking experience required, training will be provided at the event! More info here: http://plannedparenthoodeventsc3.ngpvanhost.com/ngpvanforms/52469

-Weekly Resist Trump Tuesday Rally is continues at 11:45am outside the Henry M. Jackson Federal Building, followed by a 12:30pm meeting with our Senators’ staffers that is open to all.

-The weekly Seattle Indivisible Meeting continues as usual, Tuesday, July 24 at 7pm at the Washington State Labor Council!

-Seattle Indivisible is proud to welcome author and activist Amy Siskind to Seattle this September 27. Proceeds from this event will be split 50/50 between the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) and Seattle Indivisible's ongoing voter registration and turnout promotion efforts.

Tickets are available for $10-$14 from Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/an-evening-with-amy-siskind-tickets-47932385054

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