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Disability rights organizations unite to turn out the vote and defeat barriers

American queuing at a polling place

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