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Learn how to make the disability vote count at July 19 luncheon

Posted July 3, 2019

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Learn about curbside-assisted voting during the July 19 event.

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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