Friday 18 March 2016

My Voice, My Vote Conference

Here are some photographs of a conference called 'Hear My Voice'. It happened on Friday 11th March. It was all about how people with a learning disability have the right to vote. It was held in a place called MK SNAP. People with special needs could come along to learn why voting is so important, learn about councillors and the police and crime commissioner, and to try voting in an election for Community Champions. This event was from 9.45 am to 2.45 pm.
The Mayor of Milton Keynes gave an introduction then there were Councillor presentations.
People could think of questions to ask them. Different groups of people with special needs came up with Community Champion Manifestos and people attending the conference could take part in a vote to choose which group they like the most.
Established in 1991, MK SNAP is a charity built on achievement, team work and individual development whose purpose is to offer work and life skills training to individuals aged 16+ who have physical and learning difficulties.

Alex Fox

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