These elections were different from any other election – ETR

Last Sunday was the last day of the European elections 2019. On Sunday night each European country was counting its votes. While this was happening, in front of the European Parliament in Brussels people could see a video of people with intellectual disabilities talking about voting.

These elections were different from any other election

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Last Sunday was the last day
of the European elections 2019.

On Sunday night
each European country
was counting its votes.

While this was happening,
in front of the European Parliament in Brussels
people could see a video
of people with intellectual disabilities
talking about voting.

Then I understood
that these elections were different
from any other election I had ever seen.

These European elections
have been a great moment
for the inclusion movement.

Many people with intellectual disabilities
voted in their country
for the first time.

And everyone talked a lot about it.

For the first time
people under guardianship
were able to vote in:

  • Denmark
  • France
  • Germany
  • Spain

And if we look at social media,
it looks like a lot of people with intellectual disabilities
went to vote.

Thanks to the law changes
in many countries,
everyone could learn about
people with intellectual disabilities
and what they want.

On social media,
there were a lot of stories
about people with intellectual disabilities.

There were candidates who said
that they will support
people with intellectual disabilities
if they get elected.

There were parties
who put their programme
into easy-to-read.

This happened because
a lot of people in the European inclusion movement
worked hard
to make our voices heard.

Thank you!

The European elections were a great moment
thanks to all of you!

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