National Disability Voter Registration Week

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 affect 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 needs of people with disabilities in their communities; and

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

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

WHEREAS Arlington County, supports the growing involvement of the disability community in the political process; and

NOW, THEREFORE, I, Libby Garvey, Chair of the County Board of Arlington, Virginia do hereby proclaim that the week of July 11th – 15th be designated as