National Disability Voter Registration Week
September 13-20, 2021
What is National Disability Voter Registration Week?
Every year, the REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) to increase the political power of people with disabilities by sharing resources and getting folks registered to vote. This year, NDVRW is September 13-20, 2021. In the last election, an estimated 38 million people with disabilities were eligible to vote, and we invite national, state, and local organizations to participate in NDVRW in order to continue to raise the disability voice and civic participation across the country in 2021 and beyond!
Calendar of Events
National Disability Voter Registration Week 2021 Candidate Forum (virtual) | September 16, 10am EST, hosted by Disability Awareness Now in Georgia | Learn More and Register
Equipment Demonstration and Voter Registration (Winter Park, Florida) | September 16, 12pm-2pm EST, hosted by the Orange County FL, Supervisor of Elections Office at the Center for Independent Living, Winter Park Florida | Learn More and Register
Disability Rights and Resources Open Door Registration Drive (Birmingham, Alabama) | September 16, 8am-4:30pm CST, hosted by the Alabama NDVRW Coalition at 1418 6th Ave N (in Downtown Birmingham) or over the phone 205-251-2223 for assistance | Learn More
Voter Registration Webinar for Service Providers (virtual) | September 17, 12pm-1pm EST, hosted by the Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition | Learn More and Register
Voter Registration at the Danbury Farmer’s Market (Danbury, Connecticut) | September 17, 10am-1pm EST, hosted by WeCAHR at 120 White Street, Danbury, CT 06810
Your Voice Your Vote Lagrange! (Lagrange, Georgia) | September 18, 11am-1pm EST, at 115 W Cannon Street Lagrange Georgia 30241, hosted by REV UP Georgia
Voter Registration at Old Washington Street Festival (Muncie, IN) | September 18 at 11am-6pm EDT and 9/19 at 11-5pm EDT, at 900 E. Washington Str. Muncie, IN 47305, hosted by Count US IN
Disability Voter Registration Week Voter Registration Drive (virtual) | September 19, 10am EST, hosted by the Independent Living Center of Mobile
Disability Voter Registration Drive | September 20, 1-2pm EST, hosted by DisABILITY LINK at 1901 Montreal Rd Ste 102, Tucker GA 30084 AND on ZOOM: Meeting ID: 404 687 8890; Password: 1901 | Learn More
Voting Challenges: Stories of Voters with Disabilities | September 21, 7pm EST, hosted by SMART Elections with the Center for Independence of the Disabled New York and Resource Center for Accessible Living, Inc. | Learn More and Register
Don’t see your event in the calendar? Share your NDVRW event information with us with this form!
How Can I Get Involved with NDVRW?
There are many ways to participate in NDVRW! To get involved, you can:
- Host a Voter Registration or Education Event! Host an event to register people with disabilities to vote or help voters in your state understand the rules, disability voting rights, voting options, safety-protocols, and key dates for the 2021 elections. For ideas and guidance on hosting an event, check out our NDVRW Partner Toolkit.
- Activate your Social Media! Use the power and reach of social media to motivate your network to register and vote and inform voters on your state’s election rules and dates. For sample social media posts and graphics, check out our NDVRW Social Media Toolkit.
- Write letters to the editor or Op-Eds and engage local radio or TV stations on the growing efforts by the disability community. Check out The Op-Ed Project for tips on writing a compelling Op-Ed!
- Organize a candidate town hall event or distribute candidate questionnaires to engage candidates with people with disabilities in your community. As a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization you must send an invitation to all candidates. Nonprofit VOTE offers additional resources and guides on staying nonpartisan.
- Connect with other disability rights and voting rights organizations in your area to partner on events and initiatives during NDVRW.
- Attend the Disability Vote Summit, an event where disability and voting rights advocates will share data on voters with disabilities in 2020. Speakers will also talk about what is next for voting rights advocacy. Learn more and register for the summit here.
- Ask your Governor, Mayor, City Council, County Commissioner, or State Representative to issue a proclamation declaring September 13-17 & 20, 2021, National Disability Voter Registration Week. Find a draft Proclamation here and send any Proclamations you receive to firstname.lastname@example.org!
NDVRW Resources & Tools
Getting people with disabilities registered to vote is the first step to increasing the political power of people with disabilities. Below are links to tools and resources to help you get involved in NDVRW 2021:
- NDVRW Trainings – August 5 Transcript & Recording, August 11 Transcript & Recording
- NDVRW Signup Form – Sign up to participate in NDVRW through planning events or other activities!
- NDVRW Partner Toolkit – Tools and resources for organizing events and initiatives to build the power of the disability vote.
- NDVRW Social Media Toolkit – Sample social media language and social media graphics in English and Spanish.
- Register Your NDVRW Event – Share details for events you are planning so we can share them with our network!
- NDVRW Flyers (English, Español, Plain Language Coming Soon) – Share about NDVRW with your partners!
- NDVRW Sample Proclamation – Encourage your local officials to issue a proclamation for NDVRW 2021!
- NDVRW Press Release Template – Download and edit this press release template to share your involvement in NDVRW 2021 in your state and communities.
*Special thanks to Fabiola Tortajada, Laura Marquez from Paso Del Norte Children’s Development Center, and María Vicky Díaz, Dr. Sara M. Acevedo, and Dr. Federico Waitoller with the National Coalition for Latinxs with Disabilities/Coalición Nacional para Latinxs con Discapacidades (CNLD) for support with Spanish translations of NDVRW materials.
Thank you to all of our 2021 NDVRW Partners!
Able to Vote
Access the Vote Florida
Achilles Saturday Coffee Klatch
Alliance Center for Independence
Alliance for Citizens with Diabilities-Hillsborough County
Arizona Center for Disability Law
Atlantic Center for Independent Living
Augusta CSRA NFB chapter
Autism Resources MidSouth
Autistic Self Advocacy Network
Beth Tikvah Congregation Tzedek
Campaigns By Vincent
Campus Election Engagement Project
Center for Independent Living
Center for Independent Living
Center of Hope Foundation
City of Fort Worth
Coalition for Citizens with Disabilities
Community Resources for Independent Living
COST Outreach Ministry
Count US IN
Count US INdiana
CUNY Coalition for Students With Disabilities(CCSD)
Cuyahoga County ADvisory Committee on Persons with Disabilities
Dayle McIntosh Center
Disability and Democracy
Disability Awareness Now
Disability Peoples Forum Uganda
Disability Pride PA
Disability Right Texas
Disability Rights and Resources
Disability Rights DC at University Legal Services
DisAbility Rights Idaho
Disability Rights Maine
Disability Rights Wisconsin
Disability Service and Legal Center(DSLC)
Diverse Ability Incorporated
Eyes Like Mine Inc.
Families Helping Families NOLA
Families Helping Families of SWLA
Families Helping Families Region 7
Grupo Dignidad, Igualdad Oportunidad
Harlem Independent Living Center
INDEPENDENCE NOW, INC
Independent Living Center of Mobile
Inspire Positivity Inc.
Iowa Disability League
Iowa Secretary of State
Lawrence County Republivian
League of Women Voters Dane County
League of Women Voters Licking County
League of Women Voters of the US
League of Women Voters of Wisconsin
Lehigh Valley Center for Independent Living
Lighthouse of the Big Bend
Louisiana Governor’s Office of Disability Affairs
Lutheran Social Service of Minnesota
Marin County Elections Department
Mayor’s Committee for Persons with Disabilities, Virginia Beach
Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities, Fort Worth
Missouri Developmental Disabilities Council
Momentum WORK, Inc.
Montgomery County MD Transition Work Group
National Association of Councils on Independent Living
National Black Justice Coalition
National Council of Jewish Women
National Council on Independent Living
National Office, The Arc of the United States
NCDP Disability Issues Caucus
Orange County FL Supervisor of Elections
Palm Beach County Supervisor of Elections Office
People First of Alabama
Public Affairs Concepts
Rainbow Connection FRC
Reach for Resources
Redwood Coast Regional Center
REV UP Georgia
REV UP Minnesota
REV UP Texas
REV UP Virginia
Ridge Area Arc
Rock the Vote
Sources for Community Independent Living
South Atlantic Conference of Seventh day Adventist Disabilities Ministries
St. Louis Arc
St. Louis Self-Advocates
Staten Island Center for Independent Living
Supportive Behavioral Resources
The Ability Center of Greater Toledo
The Andrew Goodman Foundation
The Arc Georgia
The Arc Maryland
The Arc Michigan
The Arc Minnesota
The Arc Noble County Foundations
The Arc of Arizona
The Arc of Aurora
The Arc of Greater Boone County
The Arc of High Point
The Arc of Indiana
The Arc of Louisiana
The Arc of Massachusetts
The Arc of Nebraska
The Arc of Opportunity
The Arc of San Diego
The Arc of Southwest Georgia
The Arc of Spokane
The Arc-Dane County
The University of Alabama
Uniting for Change
Urban Matters Advocacy & Action
Walton Options Center for Independent Living
Washington Parish DPEC
When We All Vote
Williamson and Travis Counties VDR
Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition
Resources from Previous NDVRWs
- 2020 REV UP NDVRW Resources
- 2019 REV UP National Organizing Call Recap
- 2018 REV UP National Organizing Call Recapa
- 2018 Joint Statement of Support from Senators Dole and Harkin
- 2018 REV UP Graphics