Massachusetts

This is a “live” list of REV UP state resources and events. If you have a resource or event to add please submit information about your event through this online form. For questions please email programs@aapd.com.

  • Disability Law Center, Inc. – (800) 872-9992
    Protection and Advocacy Voter Assistance Hotline.

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State Elections

Municipal Elections

Recall Elections

REV UP Conference
May 18, 2018 | 10am-3pm | Marlborough, MA

2018, even without a presidential election, is an extremely important year for people with disabilities. Many (if not all) supports, services, and civil rights have been under attack. While we have been largely protected in Massachusetts, voting has never been more important. Multiple studies have shown that people with disabilities are under-represented, and could make a difference in many contests if they showed up at the polls.  Register by May 11th. Contact Amanda at mail@dlc-ma.org or 617-723-8455 x 123 if you have any questions or need any type of accommodation.

Your Vote Counts So Get Out and Vote!
July 16, 2018 | 12pm ET | Online

Marlene Sallo, Executive Director of the Disability Law Center will present information about voting and the REV UP Campaign. If you have questions on how to register, the registration and voting process, and how to access information, be sure to attend this webinar! Staff from provider agencies, families , self-advocates, and other community members are encouraged to attend.

National Disability Voter Registration Week Kickoff
July 16, 2018 | Turners Falls, MA

The REV UP Campaign is a national, nonpartisan effort to increase the political participation of people with disabilities, coordinated nationally by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). Adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, including those in guardianship can vote! Come to the kick off at the United Arc (294 Avenue A Turners Falls, MA 01376)! Register and pledge to vote, and enjoy refreshments! Can’t make the kickoff? Drop in all week to register to vote! Please bring your state ID! The United Arc supports people living with intellectual and developmental disabilities in achieving the universal goals of inclusion, choice, and independence. They provide services in Franklin, Hampshire, Hampden, & Worcester counties, and proudly sponsor Pioneer & Frontier Clubs, self-advocacy groups for people with disabilities. For more information, contact Saera Hanlon at saerahanlon@unitedarc.org or (413)774-5558 ext 1058.

South Shore REV-UP!
July 16, 2018 | 6pm-8pm | Braintree, MA

Please join us at 6:00 PM on Monday, July 16th for a forum on voter rights and voting access for people with disabilities. South Shore REV-UP will include voter information and registration, community discussion, and a voter engagement fair. You can find more details and RSVP at the event link. The event will be held at the Braintree Town Hall (1 John F Kennedy Memorial Drive Braintree, MA 02184). Please contact the organizer, ACCESS (SouthShoreAccess@gmail.com), with any questions or requests. Organized by ACCESS: Advancing Community inClusion and Equality on the South Shore; and BCIL: The Boston Center for Independent Living.

2018 Debates

Voter Registration Forum
October 2, 2018 | 6pm-8pm | Natick, MA

Representatives from the Secretary of State’s office, the Disability Law Center, REV UP Massachusetts and MetroWest Center for Independent Living will be there to answer your questions. This Voter Registration Forum is in conjunction with National Disability Awareness Month. Accessible AutoMark Voting Machines will be set up for voters to try out. The Natick Town Clerk will help you register to vote, even if you are from another town. Learn your civil rights, register to vote and make your voting plan. Representative Linsky, Senator Ross and Senator Spilka plan to attend. The Forum will be held at the Lebowitz Meeting Hall in the Morse Institute Library (14 E Central Street Natick, MA 01760).

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