March 1 marks the start of the annual Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. Join us as we harness the energy of DD Awareness to kick off our campaign, Your Right to Vote. 2016 is an election year, and it is imperative that people with I/DD, their families, friends, caregivers, and chapters of The Arc understand and exercise their right to vote. Elections matter. When you vote, you choose who represents the disability community at all levels of government. You have the power to choose who decides the structure and funding of disability programs. The lifelines of our community, like Medicaid, Social Security, and more, are impacted by who YOU choose to represent you. Make sure that in March, you are ready to have make an impact. and Know your right to vote, and don’t be afraid to use it!