From The Arc of the United States:
Did you know the voter turnout rate for people with disabilities is 6 percent lower than that of people without disabilities? Let’s work to change that! Each year, the REV UP campaign, through the American Association for People with Disabilities, organizes National Disability Voter Registration Week http://www.aapd.com/advocacy/voting/national-disability-voter-registration-week/ to promote registration and civic engagement among people with disabilities. This year’s campaign is July 15-19.
Why National Disability Voter Registration Week?
Voter registration drives are a great way to promote community involvement and civic participation across the country. There are many issues that American are passionate about ie- education, transportation, healthcare etc. The first step, is to help your community get registered to vote!
The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) each year on the third week of July to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
So — are you ready to get involved and increase our community’s voting power? Here are a few easy ways:
Make sure YOU are registered to vote. http://vote.gov/
Encourage your friends and family to register!