Did you know that the voter turnout rate for people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than that of people without disabilities? Each year, the REV UP campaign, through the American Association for People with Disabilities, organizes National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to promote registration and civic engagement among people with disabilities. July 15-19, 2019 is National Disability Voter Registration week. Chapters of The Arc across the country are promoting voter registration throughout the week.
Want to get involved?
- Make sure YOU are registered to vote. #REVUP
- Encourage your friends and family to register!
- Spread the word on social media by sharing these sample posts and graphics during the week:
Support National Disability Voter Registration Week by registering today! #REVUP https://vote.gov/
In 2016, over 35 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote, but only 16 million did. Help us make sure our community is registered, educated, and engaged to exercise their civil right to vote! #REVUP #DisabilityVote19 https://vote.gov/
[insert your organization’s name] is participating in National Disability Voter Registration Week this year! Visit [link to organizational website with event information] to learn more about our upcoming voter registration events! #REVUP #DisabilityVote19
Please contact Claire Manning, Director of Advocacy & Mobilization, at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
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