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Everyone at the event agreed
on 3 things:
1. Every person should be able to vote
2. If we want people
with intellectual disabilities to vote,
we need to make it accessible for them.
3. The situation is getting better
in many European countries, for example:
Belgium, Germany, Denmark, Spain and Slovakia.
During the event, the Belgian self-advocate
Jean Molynas talked about his opinion on the topic.
We also talked about a document
that was published by the
European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights.
A Vice-president of the European Parliament
also spoke at our event.
Her name is Sylvie Guillaume.
Milena Johnová is a city councillor for Prague.
She spoke about what her city is doing
to make elections more accessible
for people with intellectual disabilities.
Finally, we talked about getting elected.
André Burger spoke about his experience
as a parent of a son
with an intellectual disability.
He said that parents of people
with intellectual disabilities
should try to be elected,
because they know well
what needs to be changed.
He said: “Parents go for it!”
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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