Disability Rights Organizations Unite to Turn Out the Vote and Defeat Barriers

June 22, 2022
Disability Rights Organizations Unite to Turn Out the Vote and Defeat Barriers

For Immediate Release:

Contact: David Card202.408.9514 x122
[email protected]


Washington, DC – The 2022 Disability Vote Summit will bring together leading voting rights experts, grassroots activists, and National Disability Rights Network member agencies, to discuss how to motivate people with disabilities to participate in the midterm elections. Hosted by NDRN, the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD), and the National Association of Councils on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), the summit will also explore how to overcome the unique barriers people with disabilities face to access the vote.

This two-day event will take place from 1- 4pm ET, June 29th and 30th. It will be co-emceed by Andrew Pulrang of #CripTheVote, and Lilian Aluri from the REV UP campaign at AAPD. Speakers include Rebecca Cokley, YT Bell, Michelle Bishop, Fred Nisen, and many others.

“At this critical juncture in our country, we need to ensure that voters with disabilities are part of the political process,” said Curt Decker, executive director of the National Disability Rights Network. “We must ensure that candidates know that people with disabilities are a large constituency who have the power to swing an election. They cannot be ignored. And we need to ensure voters and organizers alike know how to navigate the barriers that face this community.”

Attendees can register at https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VtjXssfIR_ebJxzSH1MqNQ?fbclid=IwAR2ttMxZi5tTvdM5q0j6_DjogaxMrWm-h_VMwInHZWognNp_6YingWMVwB8

ASL and CART will be provided, as well as Spanish audio translation and automated Spanish captioning. If you have any questions accommodations for this event, please contact [email protected].

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The National Disability Rights Network (NDRN) is the nonprofit membership organization for the federally mandated Protection and Advocacy (P&A) Systems and the Client Assistance Programs (CAP) for individuals with disabilities. Collectively, the P&A/CAP Network is the largest provider of legally based advocacy services to people with disabilities in the United States.