Election Day is Almost Here!

Tomorrow, Tuesday March 3, is election day in California! This means that we have the opportunity to make our voices heard in support of the candidates and laws that we think will make the country and state work best for people with disabilities.

This video explains why your vote matters and give examples of what to expect when you go to vote:

If you are eligible to vote, but not sure if you are registered or if you have not yet registered, you may still be able to vote using same day voter registration / conditional voter registration.

To learn more about what the presidential primary candidates have planned for the disability community our blog post has links to each candidates policy plan.

No matter how you vote your voice matters – now get out there and vote!

Participate in Elected for Inclusion: A Presidential Forum on Disability Issues

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) and REV UP Texas will host Elected for Inclusion, a national nonpartisan Presidential candidate forum on disability issues. Elected for Inclusion will take place on January 13, 2020 at the AT&T Hotel and Convention Center in Austin, Texas. The forum will give major party Presidential candidates an opportunity to address questions and discuss policy decisions that affect approximately 23% of the American electorate.

Below are a few ways to get involved with the forum and promoting disability rights in the upcoming elections.

  • Spread the word about the forum and purchase tickets for $10.
  • If you are unable to attend the forum in person then host a watch party and tune in through our livestream. Check out AAPD’s website for more information about watch party options.
  • Become an official sponsor for the forum! Email Maria Town (mmtown@aapd.com) for more information about sponsorship opportunities.
  • Post on social media about the importance of the disability vote, and tag the candidates in posts about attending the forum. Please use hashtags: #REVUP #Elected4Inclusion #CripTheVote.