REV UP Announcement from AAPD.com – April 1, 2021
Since 2016, the American Association of People with Disabilities has hosted National Disability Voter Registration Week, a week that brings together disability and voting rights advocates across the U.S. to celebrate and grow the power of the disability vote. National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) usually takes place in July every year and features voter registration drives, celebrations, trainings, and digital outreach centered on the disability vote.
We have an exciting announcement about National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) in 2021. After talking with each other and with REV UP organizers and partners, we have decided to shift NDVRW from the third week of July to the third week of September. This means that the 2021 dates for NDVRW are now September 13-17, 2021. Hosting NDVRW in September will align better with when REV UP organizers and partners, as well as the general public, engage in voting and elections. Here’s why:
- Many organizers will have more time to participate in NDVRW in September. In July, many people in our community are busy planning and participating in events marking the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act, conferences, and summer programs.
- In September, NDVRW will take place before many general election voter registration deadlines, and the urgency of November elections may increase overall engagement in NDVRW.
- NDVRW will also build excitement in our community for National Voter Registration Day which takes place the following week in September.
With the ongoing attacks on voting rights in states across the country, our mission of building the power of the disability vote has new challenges. We are eager to continue to partner with all of you this year and during NDVRW in September to build the power of the disability vote. So far, organizers have shared positive feedback for this date change, and if you have any additional questions or feedback, reach out to Lilian Aluri at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Summary: The American Association of People with Disabilities leads a week of talking with our communities about voting and making sure people with disabilities are ready to vote in the next election. This week is called National Disability Voter Registration Week, and it is usually in July. In the future, National Disability Voter Registration Week will be in September. In 2021, National Disability Voter Registration Week is September 13-17. Changing the date of National Disability Voter Registration Week will make it easier for people to get involved and help out.