Voting Rights


On Saturday June 25, 2016 Scott Barron, Peer Advocate, was joined by regional office Voting Rights Advocate to prepare the Chinese SAGE self-advocacy group for the upcoming presidential election in November. The Chinese SAGE group is a self-advocacy group of young Chinese regional center consumers from across the Los Angeles area. The Vice President of Chinese Sage, Alex White, wrote the following statement: “We have spent time getting to know each other, attending trainings, and social events. We think it is important for Chinese SAGE members to now become good citizens in our community. Our project idea is to help train Chinese SAGE members to vote. A lot of our members don’t know what voting is. This year is a very important election year because President Obama is almost done as the President of the United States of America.” OCRA has agreed to provide two additional trainings in the future with one for the parents and the second to Sage members in order to discuss voting experiences. OCRA looks forward to continue building this ongoing relationship with Chinese Sage and watching them become stronger self-advocates.