Learning Opportunities from National REV UP (AAPD)

(updated 4/4/2022)

Organize for Justice – with the Midwest Academy

April 11-14, 11:30-4pm EST 
Midwest Academy will be hosting a training just for REV UP on Organizing for Justice. This 4-day virtual training will take place April 11-14, from 11:30 to 4pm EST, with breaks throughout the day. This training will be interactive and focus on developing strategic campaigns, injecting racial justice into your organizing, how to be more effective in your outreach and recruitment, and more. ASL interpreting and CART captioning will be available, as well as other accommodations requested.

Attendance is limited for this training, so if you are interested in joining the training, please apply with the link below by Thursday, March 17, 2022 at 5pm EST!

Apply for Organize for Justice

Campaigning with a Disability Recording

March 21, 2021 – ​REV UP co-hosted this ​webinar ​with the National Coalition on Independent Living (NCIL)​ on March 21​. The event included a presentation from Sarah Blahovec at NCIL about ​key things to ​consider when ​thinking about running for office as a person with a disability. The event also included a panel discussion ​Harriet Hines, Jules Good, and Nikki Villavicencia​, each of whom shared their experiences with campaigning as a disabled candidate.

Campaigning with a Disability recording and Campaigning with a Disabilitytranscript.

Voter Registration Workshop Recording

March 23, 2021 – This spring, REV UP is hosting a series of workshops on Getting out the Vote in the disability community. This first workshop on March 23 focused on voter registration and featured panelists from the REV UP network and partner organizations including Gene Martinez, Krystle Allen, Rainey Dock Matthews, and Carolyn Dewitt.

View the Transcript and video: AAPD Voter Registration Workshop Part 1 recording and transcript

Voter Registration Workshop Part 2

Wednesday, April 6, 2-3 p.m. ET

Even after spending an hour and a half together on March 23, many questions remained.

In order to provide more time to explore key voter registration challenges and opportunities, we will have another workshop on Wednesday, April 6, from 2 to 3pm ET. This workshop will include ASL and captioning. If you have any other accommodation requests, contact me at laluri@aapd.com.

Register for AAPD Voter Registration Workshop Part 2

About National REV UP at AAPD

The American Association of People with Disabilities spearheads the national REV UP.  They recently created the Rev Up Voting Campaign Guide with lots in useful information.