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Monday, July 11, 2016

National Disability Voter Registration Week - July 11-15, 2016

The American Association of People with Disabilities has shared the following to consider for your organization, or individual efforts to offer voter registration!

National Disability Voter Registration Week

July 11-15, 2016

The REV UP Campaign is coordinating a National Disability Voter Registration Week to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community.

Below is a maple proclamation to take to your City Council, County Commissioner, State Representative, etc. to get the week of July 11-15, 2016 declared National Disability Voter Registration Week.

If your state or city will be declaring July 11-15, 2016 declared as National Disability Voter Registration Week please let us know by emailing communications@aapd.com.

Disability Voter Registration Week Proclamation

WHEREAS in July 2015 people with disabilities and our supporters celebrated the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); AND

WHEREAS there are over 50 million people with disabilities of all ages living in communities throughout the United States; AND

WHEREAS the disability community has a critical interest in policies enacted at local, state and national levels that effect the integration of people with disabilities, young and old, into our communities; AND

WHEREAS getting the disability community involved in influencing public policies is essential if these policies are to meet the real needs of people with disabilities to live in the community; AND

WHEREAS voting is one way for the disability community to exert their influence at local, state and national elections; AND

WHEREAS there are multiple efforts to develop disability coalitions around the issue of voting; AND

WHEREAS REV UP America * Register – Educate – Vote Use your Power is a national effort to encourage local and/or state disability community voting coalitions; AND

WHEREAS members of the national disability rights community are organizing a National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) July 11th – July 15th;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the [insert city, county, state, etc.] supports the growing involvement of the disability community in the political process; AND

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the [insert city, county, state, etc.] designates the week of July 11th – 15th as National Disability Voter Registration Week.


ResourcesJustin Dart Poster, text: Vote as if your life depends in it, because it does!

We want to hear from you!

Are you planning a voter registration drive, press conference, voting rights workshop, or other event? Let us know! We're trying to build a national effort to demonstrate the power of the DISABILITY VOTE. And we'd be happy to promote your event on our State Resources and Events page. Please send all events details to communications@aapd.com.

Thank You!

Thank you for your commitment to making the DISABILITY VOTE count!
* repost form June 2016

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