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Celebrate National Disability Voter Registration Week 2019 with California's Disability Organizing Network

June 26, 2019

Disability Organizing Network joins REVUP in celebrating National Disability Voter Registration Week by launching a non-partisan, statewide, community organizing effort to highlight organizations and groups that increase voter accessibility, registration, and engagement. We are using the hashtag #DisabilityVoteCA!  

What Is The Goal? 

To organize, highlight, and amplify the collective power of Californians with Disabilities and our vote while joining the national efforts of REVUP and National Disability Voter Registration Week to ultimately increase voter turnout. 

When Is National Disability Voter Registration Week? July 15th-19th, 2019 

Where Are We Celebrating? Online and in our communities. Partners can join our social media campaign #DisabilityVoteCA as well as hosting local events, registration drives, community meetings and more. 

Who Can Participate? Everyone. It’s not just for independent Living Centers, disability organizations, service providers, community groups, activist or/and artist collectives. We invite anyone and everyone who wants to increase voter turnout to participate! 

Logos for California Foundation for Independent Living Centers, Disability Organizing Network, and RevUp.
PARTNER WITH US!  

Amplify your advocacy! Learn from and connect with other advocates across the state. This  will help pave the way for what is ahead: the 2020 Census and upcoming elections. Sign Up As A Partner

Ways To Participate As A Partner: 
  • SOCIAL MEDIA: Spotlight local leaders (Individuals and Organizations) 

    • Be sure to use the hashtag #DisabilityVoteCA 


  • IN PERSON: Host a local meeting, event, training, or registration drive. 

    • Take photos and capture stories! Share via on social media with #DisabilityVoteCA or email the photos and stories to the Disability Organizing Network: <socialmedia@cfilc.org> 

California Partner Guide (Docx).

What the Disability Organizing Network Provides: 

  • An easy guide that includes social media spotlight ideas, sample activities, and resources. 

  • Accessible social media materials: graphics and sample language 

  • An exclusive technical support session and one-on-one support available from July 8th-12th, 2019. 

  • Increased visibility for your organization and opportunity to build new partnerships. 


Sign Up As A Partner: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2019disabilityvoteca  

Key Dates: 

  • July 5th, 2019: Deadline to complete the Disability Organizing Network Partner Join Form  

  • July 9th from 1-2PM: Partner Support Session (The session is free, but only for those who register as partner organizations.) 

  • July 8th-12th, 2019: One-on-one support available  

  • July 15th-19th, 2019: National Voter Registration Week #DisabilityVoteCA  


About REVUP - REVUP stands for Register! Educate! Vote! Use your Power!  launched by the American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) in 2016. It is a nonpartisan initiative that coordinates with national, state, and local disability organizations to increase the political participation of the disability community while also engaging candidates and the media on disability issues. The Campaign focuses on voter registration, education, access, and engagement. 

Click here to learn more about the Disability Organizing Network.  

Gratitude and credit to the first official use of #DisabilityVoteCA during the 2018 launch of www.disabilityvoteca.org from The Arc of CaliforniaCalifornia State Council on Developmental Disabilities, and Disability Rights California.  

For more information and/or any questions, contact Allie Cannington (916) 606-5300 or email allie@cfilc.org.



Resources for Social Media
 


#DisabilityVoteCA Social Media Guide (Docx)

1) Change your social media profile photo to include #DisabilityVoteCA: Twitter | Facebook.

Series of 3 photos. Closeup photo of a young, white woman with blonde hair smiling slightly. Plus sign. Image of a yellow and blue circle with text. Equals sign. Image of the original photo with the yellow and blue circle on top.


2) Graphics for posts (Right click and select "Save as...")


Photo of people standing in line holding small cards that read,

Photo of people standing in line holding small cards that read,

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Welcome to the Disability Organizing Network (DOnetwork) website! The DOnetwork calls to action the California Disability Communities and allies, through community organizing, advocacy, education, leadership development and coalition building to effect systems change in local, state and national issues.

The CFILC Disability Organizing Network is a statewide disability advocacy network of 28 Independent Living Centers and the communities they serve. In each center there is a full time staff person devoted to increasing civic participation through community organizing, education and advocacy around issues that affect the Disability Communities.