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It’s National Disability Voter Registration Week!

The week of September 13-20, 2021 is National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW)! NDVRW was created by the REV UP Campaign to increase the political power of people with disabilities. The REV UP Campaign was created by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD). NCIL is proud to be a partner organization for National Disability Voter Registration Week.

This week, Centers for Independent Living and disability rights organizations around the country will be celebrating NDVRW through events and activities to encourage people with disabilities to vote. There are many ways to get involved!

Check the National Disability Voter Registration Week calendar of events. Organizations around the country will be holding events to celebrate voting all week long. These events include local and state forums, training webinars, voter registration events, and more.

Follow along with AAPD’s daily action items. On each day of National Disability Voter Registration Week, AAPD will be announcing one action item that you can do to build the power of the disability vote. They will also be posting blogs and sharing daily events.

  • Join the REV UP mailing list
  • Follow along on AAPD’s social media: @aapd on Twitter, @DisabilityPowered on Facebook, and @aapdofficial on Instagram

Attend the Disability Vote Summit. AAPD and the National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) will be co-hosting the virtual Disability Vote Summit on Tuesday, September 14, 2021 from 12:00 to 4:00 PM Eastern. During this summit, you will hear about the experiences of voters in the 2020 elections and hear from panelists about civic engagement work in the disability community. The event will include American Sign Language interpreting, as well as live captioning in English and Spanish. For other accommodations, contact Jack Rosen at jack.rosen@ndrn.org.

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