Equity at the Ballot Box: Registering to Vote and Getting Involved with Political Campaigns

Tuesday, March 12, 2024
Time: 2:00 – 3:00 p.m., Eastern time

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Description:
Join the RespectAbility policy team for an informative webinar on how to register to vote and access reliable information on elections and candidates. You’ll also have the chance to hear from a panel of experts who will share their insights on how to get involved in campaigns and make a meaningful impact on the political process. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to expand your knowledge and make a difference!

Speaker Bios:

Stacy Cervenka is the Senior Director of Policy at RespectAbility. She works with Congressional offices, federal agencies, state legislatures, and other disability rights organizations to create policies that provide equitable opportunities to people with disabilities in education, the workforce, civic engagement, and all areas of community life.

Alexia Kemerling (she/her) is the REV UP Coalitions Coordinator at AAPD. She works to support grassroots activists across the U.S. in building the power of the disability vote.

Liz Weintraub is the Senior Advocacy Specialist at AUCD. Liz has a long history of leadership in self-advocacy and has held many board and advisory positions at state and national organizations. She is a full-time member of AUCD’s policy team and the host of Tuesdays with Liz: Disability Policy For All, where she attempts to make policies in accessible language so policy is accessible to all.

Nelly Nieblas is a first-generation Mexican-Salvadoran woman and college graduate with a physical disability. As TURN’s Digital Equity Project Manager, Nelly spearheads TURN’s grassroots efforts to close the digital divide in California and ensure affordable, reliable, and high-quality Internet service for all California residents. Nelly previously worked for RespectAbility as Manager for Advocacy, Policy, and Civic Engagement, where she focused on Workforce Development and Education. She is also a City Commissioner on the Personnel Advisory Board for the City of Montebello.

Rostom Dadian is the Policy Associate at RespectAbility. He works with the policy team on state and federal policy and leads the civic engagement work at RespectAbility. As a person with low vision, Dadian adds his lived experience and attempts to make space for other people with disabilities in his work.