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Information Alert: REV UP Toolkit Available to Organize the Disability Vote!

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the Texas Disability Project have created the REV UP (Register, Educate, Vote, Use, (your) Power) Toolkit to help organize the disability vote. This tool can be customized to assist with state organizing to make the disability vote count!

Toolkit Logo - Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power! RevUp! Make the Disability Vote CountVoting is a fundamental right, but too many of the voices in our community have been silenced. Of the 37 million eligible voters with disabilities, the participation has been as low as 40%! We urge NCIL members to register to vote, and to help others get registered, too! And we urge Centers for Independent Living to make voting a priority. The REV UP Toolkit can help with those efforts.

Check out the REV UP Toolkit and the additional resources at www.aapd.com/REVUP. Also, make sure to look back at NCIL’s Voting Rights Subcommittee’s Get-Out-The-Vote Manual. If you’re on Twitter, you can also join the voting conversation using #REVUP, #VoteDisability, and #CripTheVote.

We have a major election coming up in 2016, and if people with disabilities don’t vote, our community’s interests won’t be accurately represented. Let’s make sure the disability vote counts and our voices are heard!

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