NYAPRS Note: The upcoming Presidential election makes every vote all the more important. That's why we urge you to spread the word about National Disability Voter Registration week so that our greater disability community can raise our voices and vote! National Disability Voter Registration Week July 11-15, 2016 Organizing & Training Webinar<https://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/> May 24, 2016 | 3pm ET
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.
To help prepare for National Disability Voter Registration Week, the REV UP Campaign will host an organizing webinar on Tuesday, May 24th at 3pm ET. The purpose of the webinar is aid organizers across the country to hold their own voter registration events - both physically and online - to increase the number of people with disabilities who are registered to vote and ultimately the number of people with disabilities who cast their ballots on election day this November and in future elections.
Thank you for doing your part to make the DISABILITY VOTE count! [Photo of Justin Dart with text: "VOTE as if your life depends on it - Because it DOES!] UPCOMING TRAINING & EVENTS
National Disability Voter Registration Organizing and Training Webinar MAY 24, 2016 - 12:00PM (PST) https://disabilityorganizing.net/training-events/
Presented by Zach Baldwin (AAPD), Helena Berger (AAPD), Michelle Bishop (NDRN), Jim Dickson (NCIL), Chris Griffin (DLC-MA), Ted Jackson (CFILC & DOnetwork), Bob Kafka (ADAPT & REV UP-TX)
As part of the DOnetwork's 2016 #VoteDisability Get-Out-The-Vote campaign we are pleased and excited to host the REV UP campaigns and partners from around the country for this webinar to prepare for "National Disability Voter Registration Week" (NDVRW) July 11-15, 2016.
The goal of NDVRW is to build disability community political and electoral power by increasing registration of voters with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. The webinar will aid organizers from across the country to hold their own voter registration events, both in person and online.
Participants will learn the best practices for growing the capacity of your own local voter registration effort from professional campaign organizers and disability policy advocates. It is our hope that communities across America will take part in week of civic engagement during July 11-15, 2016 which will ultimately prepare the disability community to increase our voter turnout for the November 2016 General Election.
NDRVW partners include the American Association of People with Disabilities, ADAPT, California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, DOnetwork, National Disability Rights Network, National Council on Independent Living, Disability Law Center, the REV UP Texas & Massachusetts campaigns, #CripTheVote Social media campaign and the #VoteDisability campaign. 2016 is our year to increase the disability vote and begin building electoral power and hold our elected officials accountable - everyone is welcome to join us!