Your Vote Counts, so Go Out and Vote!
Overview powerpoint by Marlene Sallo, Executive Director of the Disability Law Center
We have Pledge Cards, brochures, and other helpful items as you work on getting people with disabilities to the polls. Visit the Advocate Resources page for many helpful links.
Pledge Cards are an easy way to engage potential voters. Either ask a voter to fill out the pledge, or assist them with an on-line signup. If using the cards, participating organizations can enter the information into the Signup page. Download the REV UP PLEDGE CARD (PDF landscape) or a LARGE PRINT PLEDGE CARD (PDF) to print.
Brochures supply a subset of the information available online. After filling out a pledge card, the brochure is valuable information that can go home with a prospective voter. Download the REV UP brochure (PDF)or a Large Print Brochure (PDF – 11X17 paper) to print.
Registration Forms: You can download and print the 2 sided registration forms at www.sec.state.ma.us/ele, or pick up a stack from your town clerk.
Issues Lists: AAPD has compiled a list of national issues. Not all are relevant in MA, but there are many good ideas for what you can ask candidates. 2018 – AAPD REV UP ISSUES GUIDE.
Candidate Questionnaire from AAPD: Candidate Questionnaire Template 2018 (docx).
Non-Profit Vote conducted a webinar on Candidate Engagement. You can download the Interacting with Candidates Powerpoint, or watch the webinar on youtube.com. Non-profits have to stay non-partisan, and this presentation clarifies the rules.
REVUP MA needs to develop an easy checklist to give candidates and people organizing forums so that all events and headquarters are accessible. In the meantime, here are a few lists from random events.
- WISCON 43 Accessibility
- Accessibility FAQ
- ACCESSIBILITY-CHECKLIST-FOR-UNIVERSITY-EVENTS-Fall-2014 from UCONN
Surprisingly, google does not come up with any checklists for candidate headquarters! Maybe we could come up with a list. Of course, ADA compliance is the place to start, but what other things can we suggest?