“It is your future too!” – ETR

Our Voting Champion in April is Carmen Piquer of “Som Fundació”. Carmen Piquer got her right to vote back in 2015.

``It is your future too!``

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Our Voting Champion in April
is Carmen Piquer of “Som Fundació”.

Carmen Piquer got her right to vote back
in 2015.

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.

Did you ever have the right to vote?

I’ve never had
the right to vote before.

When I was 18 years old,
I was put under guardianship.
This means
that I wasn’t allowed to 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.

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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.

You passed the test
and you got your right to vote back
in 2015.
Have you voted ever since?

Yes, I voted in national elections
and in regional elections!

How was it like?

It was easy!
I didn’t have any problem.

Now I talk about my experience
with voting
in workshops.

These workshops are organised
by Som – Fundació.

I tell everyone
that they should vote.

Don’t be scared!

When you have a question
there are people at the polling station
who can help you.

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.

What would you like to say
to people with intellectual disabilities
in other European countries?

Vote if you can,
participate and be brave!

This is your future too.

Our work brings the voice of people with intellectual disabilities and their families where decisions about their future are made.

This has always been incredibly important. It is even more so with the Covid pandemic drastic impact on their rights and lives.

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