2 Weeks Until Election Day: ENGAGE YOUR FRIENDS AND FAMILY!

October 23, 2018

Election Day is just 2 weeks away! Now that you are registered, have made your plan to vote? Have educated yourself about the issues and candidates? Now, it’s time to help others do their civic duty. Talk to your family, friends, neighbors, and co-workers to make sure they understand what’s at stake in this election and how their vote can make a difference.

 

NCIL GOTV Guide

The Voting Rights Subcommittee of the National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) has released a GOTV Guide for the 2018 election (Word | Plain Text). Calling or texting people in your network is an effective tactic to encourage people with disabilities to go vote.

 

#CripTheVoteStories

On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, National Voter Registration Day, our friends at #CripTheVote hosted a Twitter chat on Storytelling and Voting with Rooted in Rights as a Guest Host. Rooted in Rights and the organizers of #CripTheVote created a series of short videos featuring the disability community discussing the importance of voting.

 

REV UP Issues Guide

The REV UP Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. Use it as a tool to educate yourself and others.

 

Does Your Candidate Actually Support Protections for People With Preexisting Conditions?

This three-part test from Families USA identifies which candidates actually support people with preexisting conditions and which ones don’t.

 

REV UP Election Accessibility Toolkit

This Election Accessibility Toolkit is a tool to assist disability advocacy organizations and individual advocates when working with voters and election officials. It also includes information on troubleshooting problems encountered on Election Day as well as guidance on interacting with and training for poll workers.

 

Know your Rights as a Voter

Do you know your rights as a disabled voter? The Vote. It’s Your Right. guide from the Bazelon Center for Mental Health Law, Autistic Self Advocacy Network, National Disability Rights Network, and Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP covers the information you need to know (plain-language version for advocates available here).

 

“Through grassroots efforts, political action, and people speaking out on their own behalves, meaningful change will come about.”

 

Help us spread the word:

Use the sample social media posts below to help us spread the word about engaging friends and family on the importance of voting.

Calling or texting people in your network is an effective tactic to encourage people with disabilities to go vote. Learn more about phone and text banking in this @NCILAdvocacy GOTV Guide.
#REVUP #DisabilityVote18
https://www.ncil.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/Get-Out-the-Vote-Guide-2018.pdf

People with disabilities discuss the importance of voting in these short videos from @rootedinrights and #CripTheVote. Are you planning to vote?
#REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #CripTheVoteStories
https://www.rootedinrights.org/videos/voting/cripthevotestories/

The REV UP Issues Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. Use it as a tool to educate yourself and others. #DisabilityVote18
http://bit.ly/2tsOmU1

 

Past Resources to Get Out the Disability Vote

 

Let’s make 2018 the Year of the Disability Vote!

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The REV UP Campaign, launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016, is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!

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