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National Disability Voter Registration Week
July 16, 2019 - July 20, 2019
There are approximately 57 million Americans with disabilities representing 15% of the total voting population.
However, in the 2012 election:
- 57.2% of people with disabilities DID NOT VOTE!
- 30% of people with disabilities said they wanted to vote but were unable to, for various reasons.
- 72% of polling places WERE NOT ACCESSIBLE!
Voter registration drives are a great way to promote community involvement and civic participation across the country. There are many issues that American are passionate about ie- education, transportation, healthcare etc. The first step, is to help your community get registered to vote!
The REV UP Campaign coordinates National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) each year on the third week of July to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community. REV UP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!
Learn more about how you can get involved to make the disability vote count.