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PROCLAMATION

 

NATIONAL DISABILITY VOTER REGISTRATION WEEK

July 15-19, 2019

WHEREAS in July people with disabilities and our supporters celebrate the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); AND

 

WHEREAS there are over 50 million people with disabilities of all ages living in communities throughout the United States; AND

 

WHEREAS the disability community has a critical interest in policies enacted at local, state, and national levels that effect the integration of people with disabilities, young and old, into our communities; AND

 

WHEREAS getting the disability community involved in influencing public policies is essential if these policies are to meet the real needs of people with disabilities to live in the community; AND

 

WHEREAS voting is one way for the disability community to exert their influence at local, state and national elections; AND

 

WHEREAS there are multiple efforts to develop state disability coalitions around the issue of voting; AND

 

WHEREAS REV UP America * Register – Educate – Vote Use your Power is a national effort to encourage state and local disability community voting coalitions; AND

 

WHEREAS members of national disability rights community are organizing a National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) July 15-19, 2019;

 

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the leadership of Warren County, Pennsylvania supports the growing involvement of the disability community in the political process; AND

 

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the leadership of Warren County, Pennsylvania designates the week of July 15-19, 2019 as National Disability Voter Registration Week.

 

ADOPTED THIS 10th day of July, 2019.

COMMISSIONERS OF WARREN COUNTY

 

Benjamin Kafferlin

Chair

 

 

Cindy Morrison

Attest:                                                                   Vice Chair

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                    Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                           Secretary