American Association of People with Disabilities
2018 REV UP Campaign Resources
National Disability Voter Registration Week Tooklit
The REV UP Campaign is coordinating National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) during the week of July 16-20, 2018 to get people with disabilities registered to vote, educated about this year’s election, and prepared to cast a ballot in November. With numerous events and activities around the country during this time, we also hope to garner attention from media and candidates running for office.
The NDVRW Toolkit includes: a guide on how to organize voter registration events, ideas on other ways to participate in NDVRW, sample social media posts and graphics, and other resources. If you are planning voter registration events or other activities, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts. You can reach us at email@example.com.
Candidate Questionnaire Template
A candidate questionnaire is a great tool to help the disability community learn more about the candidates, specifically how the candidates would address issues that impact people with disabilities. They also educate the candidates and make them more aware of the issues that are important to the disability community.
This Candidate Questionnaire Template includes a variety of questions addressing topics that are important to the disability community. If you issue a candidate questionnaire for a state or local race, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts. You can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Candidate Forum Guide
A candidate forum is a great tool to help the disability community learn more about the candidates, while providing an opportunity to interact with them directly. Forums are a space where candidates can directly address issues that affect the disability community. They also educate the candidates and make them more aware of the issues that are important to the disability community.
This Candidate Forum Guide links to existing candidate forum guides, highlights considerations specific to forums organized by the disability community, and outlines how to engage with other candidate forums. If you organize a candidate forum for a state or local race, please keep the REV UP Campaign updated on your efforts. You can reach us at email@example.com.
Election Accessibility Toolkit
People with disabilities accounted for over 35 million eligible voters in 2016 (that number jumps to over 62 million eligible voters when you count family members in the same household) according to Rutgers University. The disability community has incredible potential to influence the outcome of elections and ensure that all candidates address issues that are important to people with disabilities. Rutgers University also found that, in 2012, 30% of people with disabilities reported difficulty in voting compared to 8% of people without disabilities.
This Election Accessibility Toolkit is a tool to assist disability advocacy organizations and individual advocates when working with voters and election officials. It also includes information on troubleshooting problems encountered on Election Day, reporting barriers, and additional resources. If you have any questions, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and the REV UP Campaign ask our partners and advocates to complete this brief form in order to access the REV UP Candidate Forum Guide. By having our partners complete this form, the REV UP Campaign can track the number of people who access the resource, gather data on which states are getting involved, and follow-up by email to share new resources and encourage partners to share information with the REV UP Campaign.
AAPD and the REV UP Campaign will not sell or share your contact information. The data submitted through this form will only be used for measuring the impact of the REV UP Campaign and for email communications related to the REV UP Campaign including, but not limited to, updates on future resources, inquiries about voter registration events and activities, voter registration and voter pledge data collection, and other updates related to disability and voting. Individuals can unsubscribe from this list at anytime.