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Our Voting Champion in April
is Carmen Piquer of “Som Fundació”.
Carmen Piquer got her right to vote back
Getting her right to vote back
was not easy for Carmen.
Now she tells other people
about how to go to vote.
She also asks other people
to go and vote.
When did you decide
that you wanted your right to vote back?
I did not feel
that I was like everyone else
because I wasn’t allowed to vote.
Then I decided to fight!
Som – Fundació helped me
to get my right to vote back.
What did you do
to get your right to vote back?
I had to go to a judge
and answer questions about politics
and other things.
I think it is important
to know these things.
But I still felt discriminated against.
Only people with intellectual disabilities
have to answer these questions
to get their right to vote back.
Now you will vote
first at the Spanish national elections
and then at the European elections.
How do you feel about that?
I am very proud!
I can give my opinion
and choose who will represent me
over the next years.
People with disabilities have to go and vote
so that politicians
can fight for our interests!
There are many things
that are decided at the European level,
so it’s important to vote
for the members of the European Parliament.