The Fort Worth Mayor’s Committee on Persons with Disabilities is joining the National REV UP campaign to “make the disability vote count” by hosting a lunch-and-learn where attendees can learn about important legislative issues impacting the disability community and new voting equipment and procedures that will make it easier to cast a ballot.
There will also be a voter registration station and a demo of curbside-assisted voting.
The event is at 11:30 a.m. July 19 at Hazel Harvey Peace Center for Neighborhoods, 818 Missouri Ave., in Room 201 A-B.
The program begins at noon, but attendees are asked to arrive at 11:30 a.m. to check in and pick up reserved lunches. Guests may register for the event online.
The REV UP campaign, organized by the American Association of People with Disabilities, is a nonpartisan initiative to increase the political power of the disability community. There were 35.4 million eligible voters with disabilities in 2016 — and when family members in the same household are included, that number jumps to 62.7 million eligible voters or about 25% of the total electorate.
A politically-engaged disability community can raise awareness with local elected officials about the rights, needs and desires of people with disabilities who live in their community.
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