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New Voting Resource: 2018 REV UP Campaign Issues Guide

June 26, 2018
Source: American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD)

The American Association of People with Disabilities (AAPD) is pleased to present the REV UP Issues Guide for the 2018 Elections. The Guide provides a comprehensive, yet concise overview of the issues, legislation, and regulations that have a significant impact on the disability community. The Guide is meant to serve as a tool for voters, advocates, candidates, and the media to be better informed on the issues that matter to people with disabilities.

The disability community represents an important and potentially influential voting bloc. To make the disability vote influential, people with disabilities need to be actively involved in the election process and press candidates to give their positions on issues that affect them and their families. Candidates that support the equality and full inclusion of disabled individuals will benefit from the power of the disability vote.

Use this Guide to inform yourself and others on the priorities of the disability community, and to make an informed choice at the ballot box.

Use this guide when meeting with candidates formally or informally. Ask them how they will vote on legislation and what policies they will support. Remind them that the disability vote matters.

Use this Guide when talking with the media about the importance of disability issues in this upcoming election. With 1 in 5 Americans living with a disability, these issues are everyone’s issues.

As Justin Dart said, “Vote as if your life depends on it – because it does.”

If you have any questions, please contact AAPD’s REV UP Campaign at

Note: A Spanish translation of the Issues Guide will be posted soon.

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