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October 16 Organizer’s Forum: Getting Out the Disability Vote

My Voice My Vote 2010 Protest SignThe election is coming up in just a few weeks. What can you and your organization do to get voters with disabilities to the polls?

Join the conversation on the next Organizer’s Forum: Getting Out the Disability Vote. What tools can you use to get people with disabilities to vote? What challenges will you face and how can you address them? What can we learn from other movements?

  • Tuesday, October 16, 1-2 pm Eastern time.
  • Call in number:  1-213-342-3000 (note new number)
  • Code: 193134#
  • CART: Connect to real-time captioning. If you need additional accommodations to participate in the call, please email as soon as possible. 


Becky Ogle: Becky is currently Senior Political Consultant to the Democratic National Committee. She is a long-time national disability rights advocate, has been involved in every Democratic Presidential campaign since 1992 and served as Senior Advisor on Disability & Access for five National Democratic Conventions beginning in 1996.

Heather Booth: Heather is one of the country’s leading social change strategists and experts in field mobilization. She is on the board of USAction, NAACP NVF, and the Center for Community Change, and she has directed the Midwest Academy, Americans for Financial Reform, and numerous campaigns related to immigration, health care, and labor.

Michelle Bishop: Michelle is Assistant Director of Public Policy & Advocacy at Paraquad, in St. Louis, Missouri. She spent 5 years working as Paraquad’s Missouri Disability Vote Project Organizer.

So you can mark your calendars now, Organizer’s Forums are held on the 3rd Tuesday of every month.  If you have suggestions for call topics or presenters for upcoming topics, please email them to.

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