Join Candlelight Vigils for Democracy on July 17th! – American Associations of People with Disabilities

Participate in Candlelight Vigils for Democracy!

America is at a crossroads. Anti-voter laws are being passed in states all over the country, laws that specifically restrict the voting rights of disabled people and communities of color. Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court issued rulings that further undermine our freedom to vote and our ability to limit big money in politics. And this Summer, Congressional districts risk being redrawn in a way that will allow politicians to choose their voters – rather than the voters fairly choosing who represents them.

Civil rights organizations are leading a national effort on Saturday, July 17, to honor the passing of Representative John Lewis one year ago. The vigils will also draw attention to key legislation that will expand voting rights and access in our communities, including the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act. Here’s how you can get involved:

1) Attend a Candle Light Vigil for Democracy in your area! There are over 50 events planned across the country, where communities are organizing for democracy on July 17.
 Find an event near you and bring a friend. 

2) If you are near Washington, DC, attend or volunteer at the DC Candlelight Vigil for Democracy. This event will include American Sign Language interpreting and chairs for attendees.
Learn more and sign up! You can sign up to volunteer here. The DC event will take place on July 17 at about 8-9:30pm EST and is tentatively located at Black Lives Matter Plaza NW, Washington, DC 20006.

3) Consider hosting an event in your area! Attend the Host Training Call for Good Trouble: Vigils for Democracy this Sunday at 7pm EST to learn more about how to host a Vigil for Democracy in your community.   July 2021 17 FIND A VIGIL NEAR YOU Copyright © 2021 American Association of People with Disabilities, All rights reserved.
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