Disabled women are vastly underrepresented in American politics

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Alisha Saxena, a former exploration intern for RepresentWomen, is a learn of public plan candidate at Georgetown University. Laura DeMarco, a former administration and improvement intern for RepresentWomen, is a student at the University of Maryland studying conversation. They wrote this column for The Fulcrum.

Right now, 25 per cent of American adults knowledge some variety of incapacity, and the disabled neighborhood carries on to increase. Investigation has shown the selection of qualified disabled voters elevated by a lot more than 10 percent between 2008 and 2016. About the previous number of a long time, the United States has handed numerous legislative expenses supporting equitable voter access and signed the U.N. Convention on the Rights of People with Disabilities.