Let’s make sure that people with disabilities are heard!
Disability Rights Maine (DRM) is hosting two voter registration events on Tuesday, September 27th, in Portland and Bangor.
What: REV UP Voter Registration Event
When: September 27, 2016
Where: Portland City Hall, State of Maine Room
389 Congress Street
Bangor Public Library
Crofutt Community Room
45 Harlow St
Bangor, ME 04401
ASL interpreters will be available at both locations.
Everyone is welcome to stop by the event to register, test out Maine’s new Accessible Voting System, and pick up info and resources on voting options, voting rights, and ballot questions.
For those closer to Augusta, people are welcome to stop by DRM’s office to fill out a voter registration card there.
For more information or for registration assistance somewhere else, please contact contact Riley Albair, DRM Advocate: 1.800.452.1948 (V/TTY)
DID YOU KNOW?
People with disabilities represent 15% of the voting-age population. Yet, during the 2012 elections:
– 30% of people with disabilities said they wanted to vote but were unable to;
– 72% of polling places were not accessible; and
– 57.2% of people with disabilities did not vote.
Anyone who currently receives mental health services is invited to take part in this survey – this is your chance to let us know what’s working or not working.YOUR VOICE IS IMPORTANT!
You can access this survey by:
- Visiting http://drme.org/news/2016/
memhcs and completing it directly on our website;
Clicking on the SurveyMonkey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/
If you/your clients wish to participate, but do not have internet access, please call the DRM office (1.800.452.1948). They will mail a paper copy to you, along with a self-addressed, stamped return envelope.
SAVE THE DATE:
Disability Rights Maine Annual Membership Dinner to be held on October 7, 2016 at the Hilton Garden Inn, Freeport.
For information about the keynote speaker, please see the attached image…..
Stay tuned for more details to come!
THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO POSSIBLE INCLEMENT WEATHER! IT WILL BE RESCHEDULED FOR SOMETIME IN SEPTEMBER. WE WILL KEEP YOU POSTED!!
This year mark’s the 25th Anniversary of the passage of the Americans With Disabilities Act!
The CCSM will be joining Disability Rights Maine (DRM) at their picnic in Capital Park in Augusta on July 24th from 12-2 PM!
This event is FREE so come join us and enjoy an afternoon of food, friends and sharing experiences.
The CCSM will also have an informational table at the event so you can come on down and talk with us!!
If you have any questions about the event, please contact Riley Albair at DRM: 1-800-452-1948 or [email protected]