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Election Day is next week on Tuesday, November 6. It’s critical for people with disabilities to get out and vote to ensure that our elected officials address the issues that are important to us.

  • Tired of being ignored?
  • Tired of others making decisions for you?
  • Tired of attacks on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)?
  • Tired of being trapped in an institution?
  • Tired of long waiting lists for home- and community-based services (HCBS)?
  • Tired of being unemployed or paid a sub-minimum wage?
  • Tired of no accessible transportation?
  • Tired of no accessible, affordable, and integrated housing?
  • Tired of no Mental Health Parity?

Then go vote!  Get "REV'D UP" by watching this video from the American Association of People with Disabilities' REV UP Campaign!

There are over 35 million eligible voters with disabilities based on a report of the 2016 electorate from Rutgers University. When we count voters with disabilities and family members living in the same household, that figure jumps to over 62 million eligible voters, more than 25% of the total electorate!

As voters with disabilities, we can vote to advance our rights while also educating our families, friends, advocates, educators, professionals, providers, and policymakers about the issues that are important to us.  Here are a few ways you can spread the word about the importance of making the disability vote count:

  • Use these sample social media posts to help spread the word:
    • Election Day is November 6 - people with disabilities need to get out and vote to ensure that our elected officials address the issues that are important to us. #REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #IDAction 
    • Tired of being ignored? Tired of others making decisions for you? Tired of attacks on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)? Then go vote! #REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #IDAction 
    • As voters with disabilities, we can vote to advance our rights while also educating our families, friends, advocates, educators, professionals, providers, and bureaucrats about the issues that are important to us. #REVUP #DisabilityVote18 #IDAction