Thanks to a grant from ACCES-VR, the New York Disability Vote Network (NYDVN) was established by the Center for Disability Rights in the summer of 2013. The nonpartisan voting initiative is geared towards people with disabilities and people supportive of disability-related issues in the state of New York. There are four parts that make up the NYDVN:
- The steering committee
- Partner organizations
- Voters with disabilities who care about the issues – and their allies!
Together, we work to build, solidify, and unify a large disability voting bloc in New York. We do this by growing and maintaining a database of voters who care about disability issues and informing them of important voting information via email and social media. We also connect with dedicated, like-minded organizations and share resources.
Established: June 2013
Operated by: Center for Disability Rights
Coordinated by: Ericka Jones
Goals of program: To add the information of 5,000 voters who care about disability issues to the NYDVN database; to mobilize the disability vote; to connect like-minded organizations.