MOUNT VERNON — About 80 people showed up for the “Rock and Roll to the Polls” rally to educate the community that people with disabilities have the right to vote.
The rally was sponsored by the Knox County Chapter of People First of Ohio in cooperation with the Knox County Board of DD.
Sadie Hunter, state executive director of People First, said grants from Ohio Secretary of State John Husted and the Ohio Disabilities Council have allowed them to travel the state in “Project Vote” explaining those rights and educating people with disabilities about how to exercise their rights.
Developmental Disabilities Superintendent Steve Oster got things moving by talking about the importance of people with disabilities voting and understanding the issues at stake. He suggested they call on friends, guardians and relatives to help them.
He emphasized the importance of voting by removing his shirt and revealing a T-shirt that proclaimed “Feel the power of the disability vote.”
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