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National Disability Voter Registration Week: An Introduction

This guide is intended to provide actionable tips and resources for libraries in any community to create or refine educational and informational voter and voting resources for local disability groups.

About National Disability Voter Registration Week

The American Association of People with Disabilities' (AAPD) REV UP Campaign coordinates the National Disability Voter Registration Week each year 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! 

AAPD works with state and national coalitions on effective, non-partisan campaigns to:

  • eliminate barriers to voting
  • promote accessibility of voting technology and polling places
  • educate voters about issues and candidates
  • promote turnout of voters with disabilities across the country
  • engage candidates and the media on disability issues, and
  • protect eligible voters’ right to participate in elections

 

This year, AAPD is pleased to announce a partnership with EveryLibrary to bring National Disability Voter Registration Week 2017 to libraries across the country. Libraries in over 40 states have signed on to promote the goals the July 17 -21, 2017 National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) through programming, outreach, public education, and voter registration partnerships or on-site services.

About the AAPD

As a national cross-disability rights organization, AAPD advocates for full civil rights for the 50+ million Americans with disabilities by promoting equal opportunity, economic power, independent living, and political participation. AAPD is an expert in public outreach and education about not only disability rights but also critical voting rights issues like accessible ballot technology and access to polling places. 

About EveryLibrary

EveryLibrary is a non-partisan, pro-library organization with an alignment toward sustaining libraries as they evolve and grow in the 21st century. EveryLibrary is a coalition partner with other organizations, associations, and non-profits that seek to support libraries through public awareness and advocacy.

Black and blue circular logo with seven rings with a person in a wheelchair at the center ring. The title of the logos is "The Ripple Effect of the Disability Vote. Each ring has a different group typed in it and they are as follows: Families, Friends, Advocates, Educators, Professionals, Providers, Bureaucrats.