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DVC calls for ‘performance audit’

The following was emailed to me from someone involved with the Disability Voting Coalition of PA it is information that needs attention by DVC members prior to the Monthly Organizer Call I posted about recently that is coming up on October 20, 2010.  Also remember that membership with the Disability Voting Coalition is free and more information can be found at … http://www.dvcpa.org/

The file that was attached to the email can be found here ….  DVC_Auditor_General_Letter ( Adobe Acrobat reader is needed to view this file it is free)

The Disability Voting Coalition believes it is time to ask Auditor General Jack Wagner to conduct a “Performance Audit” of Pennsylvania’s compliance with the voter registration requirements of the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA).

We need your support.

Follow the links in the attached letter ( DVC_Auditor_General_Letter ) to join our coalition of groups asking for this Performance Audit.

Please act before Wednesday, October 20th so that we can include your organization’s name in the request to Auditor General Wagner.

The Disability Voting Coalition has been tracking Pennsylvania’s performance under the NVRA.  The NVRA requires Pennsylvania to regularly offer voter registration opportunities to the all individuals served by state-funded disability service agencies, agencies providing aging-related services, public assistance benefits and others.   You can go to our website www.DVCPA.org and see the 4 year summary, county by county.

We believe there is evidence that vulnerable people with limited access to voter registration services are not getting voter registration services required by the NVRA.

A Performance Audit could answer whether voter registration services are actually missing in the majority of the state (as the data would suggest), or if they’re happening but not being reported.

Together we can strengthen our community – help us create a loud political voice! Please add your organization to the list of supporters.

Special thanks to the folks at DVCPA

I would like to take a moment to send a special thanks out to the folks at the Disability Voting Coalition of PA for posting an excerpt and link to a piece I had published entitled “To Vote or Not to Vote …”  it can be found through their site at … http://www.dvcpa.org/j_campbell.asp

Please take a moment to check out the rest of their site while your there and maybe even get involved with their effort to promote voting.

Also if you want to check out more of my published work, there is a graphical link that says “AC Contributor” on it on the right hand side of this screen clicking it will take you to my profile on Associated Content which lists everything I’ve published there.

DVC of PA postpones statewide meeting until October

This is an email I received indicating that the Disability Voting Coalition of PA (DVC) has changed the date of their statewide meeting.  Those planning on attending it should note the change of date.

Friends – We’ve changed the date of our statewide meeting for the Disability Voting Coalition of PA (DVC) to Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 10 am – 3 pm!


The DVC is a statewide, cross-disability coalition. We are focused on building participation of people with disabilities in the voting process. DVC is a free membership organization and is a collaborative effort of a hundreds of organizational and individual members.


Please join us at the Disability Voting Coalition of PA (DVC) statewide “We Count!” meeting, on Tuesday, October 13, 2009 from 10 am – 3 pm at the PA Department of Education, 333 Market Street in Harrisburg.


At the statewide “We Count” meeting we will

  • Connect  advocates and organizers from all over Pennsylvania and from all parts of the disability community to share ideas and strategies
  • Hear from policy makers who affect the voting and voter registration process
  • Work together on action steps to implement the “We Count” Campaign across PA
    • The “We Count” Campaign will increase the number of voters with disabilities and raise awareness among providers about their role in the voter registration process, in keeping with the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)


We can help with travel expenses – contact Rachel Freund to find out more!


To RSVP or for more information call Rachel Freund, DVC Project Coordinator, at 412-391-3820 or 1-877-391-3820 or at rfreund@mhaac.net When calling, please let us know if you need any accommodations for the meeting.

 Please pass the word along to your networks – thanks!


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