Celebrating National Disability Voter Registration Week
July 15-19, 2019
REV UP! Register, Educate, Vote, Use Your Power is a national effort to increase the number of people with disabilities who are engaged in the political process. There are 4 million Texans with disabilities whose lives represent a powerful and important constituency.
The Coastal Bend Center for Independent Living (CBCIL) and our partners the League of Women Voters, The Deaf and Hard of Hearing Center, and the Behavioral Health Center of Nueces County are hosting several voter registration events over the next week, to ensure people with disabilities become registered to vote.
Demonstration voting machines will be on site as well as information of how to get a voter ID, ballots by mail and other voting rights education.
IMPORTANCE: There were 35.4 million eligible voters with disabilities in 2016. A politically engaged disability community can make elected officials think twice before they infringe on our rights, access, and choice to live in the community. Voting can protect the issues people with disabilities care about, especially at the state and local levels.