Encouraging Participation in the Electoral Process
Whereas, grassroots advocacy can be, and often is, the most effective means of achieving a policy goal; and
Whereas, in this upcoming national election, all United States House of Representatives members’, and a third of United States Senators’, seats are on ballot races across America; and
Whereas, it is a fact that the more policymakers hear from constituents about a particular issue, the more willing they may become to respond to it favorably;
Now, therefore, be it resolved by the American Council of the Blind in convention assembled on the 8th day of July, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, that this organization urge its individual members, chapters and affiliates to be aware of national, state, and local ballot races and initiatives, and to reach out to candidates to discuss the policy priorities that are important to each of us.
Ray Campbell, Secretary