[NFBWATlk] Did you know it is National Disability Voter Registration Week?

Merribeth Greenberg merribeth.manning at gmail.com
Tue Sep 14 18:53:46 UTC 2021

National Disability Voter Registration Week – AAPD

*What is National Disability Voter Registration Week?*

Every year, the *REV UP Campaign* <https://www.aapd.com/REVUP> coordinates
National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the
political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and
getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is September 13-20,
2021. In the last election, an estimated 38 million
with disabilities were eligible to vote, and we invite national, state, and
local organizations to participate in NDVRW in order to continue to raise
the disability voice and civic participation across the country in 2021 and
*Calendar of Events*

*Local Elections, Voting Rights & Accessibility for People with
Disabilities (virtual) | September 14, 6:30pm CST, hosted by REV UP
Minnesota | Learn More and Register
Disability Voter Registration Week 2021 Candidate Forum (virtual) |
September 16, 10am EST, hosted by Disability Awareness Now in Georgia
| Learn More and Register
Demonstration and Voter Registration (Winter Park, Florida) | September 16,
12pm-2pm EST, hosted by the Orange County FL, Supervisor of Elections
Office at the Center for Independent Living, Winter Park Florida | Learn
More and Register
Rights and Resources Open Door Registration Drive (Birmingham, Alabama) |
September 16, 8am-4:30pm CST, hosted by the Alabama NDVRW Coalition at 1418
6th Ave N (in Downtown Birmingham) or over the phone 205-251-2223 for
assistance | Learn More
<https://www.facebook.com/disabilityrightsandresources>Voter Registration
Webinar for Service Providers (virtual) | September 17, 12pm-1pm EST,
hosted by the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition | Learn More and Register
Registration at the Danbury Farmer’s Market (Danbury, Connecticut) |
September 17, 10am-1pm EST, hosted by WeCAHR at 120 White Street, Danbury,
CT 06810Your Voice Your Vote Lagrange! (Lagrange, Georgia) | September 18,
11am-1pm EST, at 115 W Cannon Street Lagrange Georgia 30241, hosted by REV
UP GeorgiaDisability Voter Registration Week Voter Registration Drive
(virtual) | September 19, 10am EST, hosted by the Independent Living Center
of MobileDisability Voter Registration Drive | September 20, 1-2pm EST,
hosted by DisABILITY LINK at 1901 Montreal Rd Ste 102, Tucker GA 30084 AND
on ZOOM: Meeting ID: 404 687 8890; Password: 1901 | Learn More

*How Can I Get Involved with NDVRW?*

There are many ways to participate in NDVRW! To get involved, you can:

   1. *Host a Voter Registration or Education Event! *Host an event to
   register people with disabilities to vote or help voters in your state
   understand the rules, disability voting rights, voting options,
   safety-protocols, and key dates for the 2021 elections. For ideas and
   guidance on hosting an event, check out our NDVRW Partner Toolkit
   2. *Activate your Social Media! *Use the power and reach of social media
   to motivate your network to register and vote and inform voters on your
   state’s election rules and dates. For sample social media posts and
   graphics, check out our NDVRW Social Media Toolkit
   3. Write *letters to the editor or Op-Eds* and engage local radio or TV
   stations on the growing efforts by the disability community. Check out The
   Op-Ed Project <https://www.theopedproject.org/> for tips on writing a
   compelling Op-Ed!
   4. Organize a* candidate* *town hall event or distribute **candidate
   questionnaires* <https://www.aapd.com/candidate-survey-template-2021/> to
   engage candidates with people with disabilities in your community. As a
   nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization you must send an invitation to
   *all* candidates. Nonprofit VOTE offers additional resources and guides
   on staying nonpartisan
   5. *Connect with other disability rights and voting rights organizations* in
   your area to partner on events and initiatives during NDVRW.
   6. *Attend the Disability Vote Summit*, an event where disability and
   voting rights advocates will share data on voters with disabilities in
   2020. Speakers will also talk about what is next for voting rights
   advocacy. Learn more and register for the summit here
   7. Ask your Governor, Mayor, City Council, County Commissioner, or State
   Representative to *issue a proclamation* declaring September 13-17 & 20,
   2021, National Disability Voter Registration Week. Find a draft
   Proclamation here
   send any Proclamations you receive to laluri at aapd.com
   <programs at www.aapd.com>!

Beth Greenberg

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