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383 National-Disability Voter Registration Week




July 13-17, 2020

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 13-17, 2020;


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 13-17-2020 as National Disability Voter Registration Week.


ADOPTED THIS 8th day of July, 2020.



Benjamin Kafferlin



Tricia D. Durbin

Attest:                                                                                         Vice Chair


Pamela J. Matve                                                                      Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                Commissioner