Dear Democratic Disability Advocates,
We have waited four years to correct the course our nation has been on, and in just five days we have the opportunity to do it. On Monday night please join the Democratic National Committee Disability Council for a conversation with Valerie Jarrett about strategies for turning out disabled voters and protecting our access to the ballot. During the Obama administration, she served as the Senior Advisor to the president, and I always found her to be a solid ally of the disability community, fighting for us at every turn.
On the eve of Election Day Vallerie Jarrett will join us to talk about the importance that our community has for electing Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, and Democrats across the country.
Can I count on you to join us? Please see the registration information for this free event below. Together we can have a positive impact on this election and win!
Hon. Tony Coelho
Chair, DNC Disability Council
National Democratic Disability GOTV Call
Final Disability GOTV Event of the 2020 Election Cycle
Monday, November 2, 2020
7:00 p.m. ET to 7:45 p.m. ET
CLICK HERE to register in advance
Zoom log in and call-in information will be sent after your register
CART Live Captions and American Sign Language Provided
- Disability Election Priorities: Hon. Tony Coelho, Chair-Democratic National Committee Disability Council
- Special Guest Speaker: Valerie Jarret, Senior Advisor to the Obama Foundation
- Biden Campaign Election Day Guidance: Molly Doris-Pierce, National Disability Engagement Director-Bident for President
- Election Day Voter Protection: Ted Jackson, Senior Advisory for Accessibility and Disability Engagement, Democratic National Committee
Read more about Valerie Jarrett and check out our Voter Protection and Poll Rides Directory resources below.
Valerie B. Jarrett is a senior advisor to the Obama Foundation and Attn, a Senior Distinguished Fellow at the University of Chicago Law School, and President of the Board of When We All Vote. She also serves on the boards of Ariel Investments, 2U, Lyft, the John F. Kennedy Center for Performing Arts, and the Economic Club of Chicago.
Ms. Jarrett was the longest-serving Senior Advisor to President Barack Obama. She oversaw the Offices of Public Engagement and Intergovernmental Affairs and Chaired the White House Council on Women and Girls. Ms. Jarrett worked throughout her tenure at the White House to mobilize elected officials, business and community leaders, and diverse groups of advocates. She led the Obama Administration’s efforts to expand and strengthen access to the middle class, and boost American businesses and our economy. She championed the creation of equality and opportunity for all Americans, and economically and politically empowering women in the United States and around the world. She oversaw the Administration’s advocacy for workplace policies that empower working families, including equal pay, raising the minimum wage, paid leave, paid sick days, workplace flexibility, and affordable childcare, and led the campaigns to reform our criminal justice system, end sexual assault, and reduce gun violence.
Ms. Jarrett has a background in both the public and private sectors. She served as the Chief Executive Officer of The Habitat Company in Chicago, Chairman of the Chicago Transit Board, Commissioner of Planning and Development, and Deputy Chief of Staff for Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley. She also served as the director of numerous corporate and not-for-profit boards including Chairman of the Board of the Chicago Stock Exchange, Chairman of the University of Chicago Medical Center Board of Trustees, and Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago. Ms. Jarrett has also received numerous awards and honorary degrees, including TIME’s “100 Most Influential People” as well as the Abner J. Mikva Legal Legends Award.
Jarrett received her B.A. from Stanford University in 1978 and her J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School in 1981.
Democratic National Committee: Voter Protection Hotlines
The DNC’s Voter Protection Hotline program is here to help you if you have questions or encounter access barriers while voting. The national hotlines are open now until polls close on Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020. We are providing a voice hotline and accessible options such as a text-based hotline and access to American Sign Language (ASL) speakers on virtual platforms.
Election 2020 is one of the most consequential elections of our lifetime, so before you vote be sure to Make A Plan to Vote. Plan ahead and include your transportation and assistance needs and supports before, during, and after voting. Preparing ahead may also include things like bringing a folding chair and water in case there are long lines, we want you to be able to stay in line and vote.
If you have questions in advance or encounter any access barriers in the voting process, go to www.IWillVote.com (English) or www.VoyAVotar.com (Spanish) for the most up to date information, such as looking up your polling location. On this website, you will also find links to your state’s election information and how to connect to the Voter Protection Hotlines.
Please promote the hotline numbers and links in this email on social media platforms or forward this email widely to your contacts and advocacy networks.
Democratic Party Voter Protection Hotlines:
- National DNC Vote Pro Hotline: 1-833-DEM-VOTE (1-833-336-8683)
- National DNC & Biden For President Voter Protection Accessible Hotlines:
- Text ACCESS to 433-67 or text your question to 833-923-2020 to get connected to our accessible Voter Assistance Text Line. We've launched a text-based hotline as an accessibility option for those who prefer to communicate through text as an accommodation.
- Text ACCESO to 433-67 - Spanish-language version of the text line. Shares polling place info & connects voters to an accessible text line.
- Text CURBSIDE to 433-67 - Many voters with disabilities have questions about the availability of curbside voting in their state. This option asks for a person's state and shares info and resources that are specific to their state. It also connects them to the accessible text line or voice hotline if they have more questions.
- If Deaf and Hard of Hearing voters need to chat with a hotline representative in American Sign Language (ASL), please identify this accommodation when contacting any of the hotlines above, voice or text-based. We will pair you up with an ASL speaking hotline representative on either FaceTime, Zoom, or Google Meet. (Thursday, October 29, 2020, through Election Day Tuesday, November 3, 2020 - 8:00 a.m. ET to 9:00 p.m. ET)
State-By-State Voter Protection Hotlines
New Hampshire: 1-603-466-8683
New Jersey: TO BE CONFIRMED
New Mexico: 1-833-664-3367
New York: 855-895-2667
North Carolina: 1-833-868-3462
North Dakota: 833-336-8683*
Rhode Island: 833-336-8683*
South Carolina: 1-855-785-0222
Iowa: 515-293-6860 (press 1 for ballot cure)
South Dakota: 833-336-8683*
West Virginia: TO BE CONFIRMED
* Indicates that the state doesn’t have a hotline and will direct voters to the DNC National VP Hotline.
** Rolling over to the National hotline.
State Poll Ride Directory
Text to speech compatible document of the directory can be found here.