Natl Disability Voter Registration Week: Why do you #CripTheVote?
The #CripTheVote campaign invites you to tell us
why you #CripTheVote!
The REV UP Campaign is coordinating a National Disability Voter Registration Week to increase the political power of people with disabilities while also engaging candidates and the media to recognize the disability community from July 11-15, 2016.
Click this link for an online voter registration form courtesy of RockTheVote!
Check out this article by Sarah Blahovec for more information: National Disability Voter Registration Week Is Coming. Here’s Why It Matters.
From July 11-15, tweet your story with:
“I #CripTheVote because_____________.”
Some things to consider when tweeting:
- What does political/civic participation mean to you?
- Why is it important that disabled people get involved politically?
- What issues are you most concerned about this election?
- What message do you want to send the candidates and other elected officials about the power of the disability vote?
Below are a few tweets from disabled people for a recent swag giveaway (now concluded) as a sample:
7/14 update: We added a few more tweets from folks this week at the end!
This is a wonderful move to get the voices of disabled people into the political process – and to heighten everyone’s awareness about the challenges of living with a disability, whether it is a condition from birth, the result of a work injury, or a mental illness.
But I do wonder at the timing. The primaries are over, and Bernie Sanders was clearly the best candidate for people with disabilities.
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