Media contact: Maureen Madden FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vice President of Development & Donor Relations
Harc Participates in National Voter Registration Day
September 21, 2020 (Hartford, CT) – As Americans to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 22, Harc will be doing its part to encourage people to register to vote. Through a mass emailing and social media campaign Harc hopes to spread the word about the importance of voting and also provide online resources to link to specific registration information in Connecticut. The deadline to register to vote in Connecticut, either online or through the mail, is Tuesday, October 27.
Harc is a staunch advocate for the rights of individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including the right to vote. In the state of Connecticut, everyone has the right to vote, regardless of guardianship status. People with disabilities, particularly those with intellectual disabilities are vastly underrepresented at the polls, despite extending across all cultures, races, religions, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
With a historic presidential election approaching, every eligible American voter should exercise his or her right to be heard at the ballot box. Harc believes that highlighting National Voter Registration Day, and providing the right information to its constituents on how to register, is a vital step in strengthening our democracy.
About Harc: Harc was founded in 1951 by visionary parents of children with intellectual disabilities who knew that their children had worth and immense possibilities. They became fierce advocates fighting against exclusion, isolation, discrimination, lack of opportunity, unemployment, and low expectations, and their grassroots efforts led to partnerships with generous individuals and corporations to raise funds and create life-changing programs. Today, Harc’s services begin at birth and continue throughout the lifespan, with a range of supportive, enrichment, employment, and residential services throughout Greater Hartford for participants and their families. For more information, visit harc-ct.org.