New Student Organization Leads Effort to Help Inspect Polling Sites
Web Editor - Published: November 1, 2010
aclugroupThrough a partnership with the Delaware Disabilities Law Program, The newly formed Delaware ACLU-Student chapter and the Public Interest Resource Center have teamed together to offer students an opportunity to be participants in the ADA Poll Survey Project. The project will survey polling places in Delaware during the national election on November 2nd to assess compliance with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act.

Students participating in the project will receive Pro Bono credit. Attorneys from the Delaware Disabilities Law Program conducted a training session for student volunteers on October 21st.

“The newly formed Widener Law ACLU presents its inaugural community service event. As a new chapter of the ACLU, our mission is to protect and raise awareness about civil liberties on and off campus. The right to vote is one of our most basic rights, yet each election, disabled voters are disenfranchised for various reasons. Consequently, we have taken it upon ourselves to ensure voting sights comply with existing federal law,” said the students involved with creating the new ACLU-Student chapter on the Delaware campus.

“We are interested in assuring compliance with ADA law,” said student Jordan Mickman of the new organization’s interest in the ADA Poll Survey Project, adding, “Discrimination against people with disabilities is often overlooked.