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PROCLAMA►TION <br /> REV <br /> CSP <br /> "National Disability Vater Registration Week" <br /> WHEREAS: in July people with disabilities and our supporters celebrate the anniversary of the <br /> Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA); and <br /> WHEREAS: there are over 50 million people with disabilities of all ages living in communities <br /> throughout the United States; and <br /> WHEREAS: the disability community has a critical interest in policies enacted at local, state, <br /> and national levels that effect the integration of people with disabilities, young and old, into our <br /> communities; and <br /> WHEREAS: getting the disability community involved in influencing public policies is <br /> essential if these policies are to meet the real needs of people with disabilities to live in the <br /> community; and <br /> WHEREAS: voting is one way for the disability community to exert their influence at local, <br /> state and national elections; and <br /> WHEREAS: there are multiple efforts to develop state disability coalitions around the issue of <br /> voting; and <br /> WHEREAS: REV UP America * Register—Educate—Vote Use your Power is a national effort <br /> to encourage state and local disability community voting coalitions; and <br /> WHEREAS: members of national disability rights community are organizing a National <br /> Disability Voter Registration Week(NDVRW) for July 16-20, 2018; and <br /> NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED: that Kittitas County supports the growing <br /> involvement of the disability community in the political process; and <br /> BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED: that the Kittitas County Board of Commissioners hereby <br /> designate the week of July 16-20, 2018 as "National Disability Voter Registration Week" in <br /> Kittitas County. <br />