People with disabilities are approximately 20% of the voting population. Voter turnout for people with disabilities is growing faster than the general population, despite barriers to voting that organizations like the Disability Rights Center are working to address. Philanthropy for Active Civic Engagement (PACE) launched the Civic Language Perceptions Project to understand associations with words related to civic engagement. One of the demographic markers that PACE did not ask about was disability status. 

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Let’s help bring this important perspective to civic engagement work. Please take a moment to fill out the PACE survey to provide your feedback anonymously. Civil society is stronger when everyone participates!