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Legislation



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International

Models of legislation and executive committees


National

Advocacy

Government

Legislation and Rights

Representatives

Voting


State Listings


Wisconsin


International

Models of legislation and executive committees

Q: We are trying to improve the rights for people with disabilities here in Beirut, Lebanon. Would anyone happen to know if there are any documents with models of legislation around the world, or "how to" documents in this field when it comes to committees, councils, etc.?

Q: Is there information on developing disability rights legislation for countries around the world?


National

Advocacy

Q: Where can I locate a disability advocate or obtain free legal services?


Q: Where can I obtain information on disability rights and rights advocacy?


Government

Q: Why are there not more people with disabilities in an active role in government?

Q: How do I find out about government programs?


Legislation and Rights

Q: I was denied public accommodation at an establishment. What can I do?


Q: I was denied access to a government program. A government building did not have access for the disabled. What can I do?


Q: What is the U.S. Department of Justice Mediation Program?


Representatives

Q: I would like to contact my state representative to the U.S. Congress. Where can I locate contact information?

Q: How can I obtain information on elected officials and legislative issues?


Voting

Q: I encountered difficulty when I went to vote. What can I do?


State Listings


Wisconsin

New sign Q:What are the new requirements for voting in the state of Wisconsin? Will I need to have a photo ID to vote in the next election?
  • A:The new legislation that requires Wisconsin citizens to present a photo ID to vote will not be in effect until the Spring Primary Election of 2012.

    New sign Q: In the event that the Wisconsin State legislature changes the law for voting requirements, how do I obtain a Wisconsin state identification card for the purposes of voting?