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NHU Advocacy Alerts! / Re: Advocacy Alerts! 2020Wisconsin Voter-
« on: October 12, 2020, 11:54:09 AM »
2020 - NHU Advocacy Alert! Wisconsin Voter- Register to Vote Today!!! for the Nov 3rd Presidential and General Election Before YOU can vote - YOU must be registered! Right Now !!! Check to make sure your Wisconsin Voter registration is correct and up to date.  If you were registered before, but have changed your name or address, you must register again.
 You cannot request an Absentee Ballot from your municipality or in-person at your polling place unless you are registered.
 Check your registration and answer any question you have on voting information and deadlines in Wisconsin at myvote.wi.gov or contact your local Wisconsin election clerks office.  A listing of all Wisconsin local Clerks' offices is available online at: https://elections.wi.gov/clerks/directory.
 If you need to register, the deadline to register on-line in Wisconsin is Oct 14, which you will need to do to request an Absentee Ballot by mail.
 You can register in-person in Wisconsin after October 14 - If you plan to vote in-person, early or on election day - because of COVID-19 be sure to check with your municipality and where you can vote and how to stay safe but you should be able to:
 In Wisconsin, register to vote and vote in-person at your municipal clerk's office until Friday, October 30th before Election Day.
 or
 In Wisconsin, register to vote in-person at the polls on Election Day, November 3rd. You will need to provide proof of residence when registering to vote. Find examples of acceptable proof of residence documents at: elections.wi.gov/publications/voter-guides/proof-of-residence

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How to Vote by Mail - Your Safety Matters! Make Your Plan on How YOU will vote! Plan to Vote as Early as YOU Can! 
Find out how you can still vote by mail or deliver your vote by mail safely to your voter election office.
Because of the pandemic, many voting rules have changed, making it harder than usual to figure out how to cast your ballot.
Do not rely on the deadlines though. 
If you requested a mail in ballot, Check with your municipality to find out when your ballot will be mailed. 

Here are three interactive tools to help you-

Vote Save America  -The site can verify your registration status and walk you through your specific state and county application process for an absentee ballot.
The New York Times: 2020-How to Vote  -This on-line tool will provide the information you need to Vote by mail, vote early, vote in-person early or on election day.
NBC News: PLAN YOUR VOTE: How to vote by mail offers graphics to show what states require.

For more voting information visit NHU National Advocacy Alerts!

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"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.
The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
-------------------- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your Safety Matters!  Make Your Plan on How You will Vote! This election for November 2020 will be different because of the pandemic. Going to the polls, voting by mail, voting early may be changed from past elections. Voting by mail must be done early so as to get your vote in on time.
Every state's election rules are different. 
Do not wait to figure out how you will vote!
In some states you must be registered to vote by October 5, 2020 etc.   
Read more at
2020 Presidential and General Election Information for Citizens with Disabilities

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"Let us never forget that government is ourselves and not an alien power over us.
The ultimate rulers of our democracy are not a President and senators and congressmen and government officials, but the voters of this country."
-------------------- Franklin D. Roosevelt
Your Safety Matters!  Make Your Plan on How You will Vote!
This election for November 2020 will be different because of the pandemic. Going to the polls, voting by mail, voting early may be changed from past elections. Voting by mail must be done early so as to get your vote in on time.

Every state's election rules are different. 
Do not wait to figure out how you will vote! In some states you must be registered to vote by October 5, 2020 etc.   
Read more at
2020 Presidential and General Election Information for Citizens with Disabilities

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News / 2020 - New Horizons Un-Limited Statement to Stand for Racial Justice
« on: September 21, 2020, 12:43:52 PM »
2020 - New Horizons Un-Limited Statement to Stand for Racial Justice
We at New Horizons Un-Limited are all beyond sad and hurt in the heart for George Floyd and his family, friends and community. 

We stand with Black Lives Matter, to stop the killing of Black Americans at the hands of people sworn to protect, to thwart discrimination and tackle racism.  This is not a time for lecture, but a time to listen, a time for this country to listen and do right by Black Americans, to bring real change to a country where Black Americans don't fear for their safety each time they leave home, where we seek justice for victims and their families, and where we hold American citizens, law enforcement and public officials accountable, inact policy reforms, (Take action below) and take action at the ballot box.

New Horizons Un-Limited has advocated for the longstanding structural inequities

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September 2020 - Plan YOUR Vote for the Presidential and General Election - -Do YOU plan to vote in-person? Vote Early - Check YOUR State for when you can begin to Vote in-person! - Check YOUR State Voter Deadlines.

YOUR State Election Office will provide all of the information you need to vote, including information on voter registration, early voting, absentee voting, polling place accessibility, and more. Find YOUR state office in our  NHU 2020 Presidential and General Election State Election Offices Directory. States are listed in alphabetical order.

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September 2020 - Don't Lose Your Power, Make Your Voice Heard, Make Your Plan to Vote!
Remember King George and our Revolutionary War to break free from him.   Like King George, our candidate always has and probably will continue to act to make life better for himself, and most of the time that means you will lose.
And remember it's not just the King running.  It is also all of the self-interested aristocrat "candidates" who surround him.
For a better future, a future where you and all of us including us with disabilities will be properly represented  take the following steps.

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July 26, 2020 - New Horizons Un-Limited -  Press Release - 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) - Celebrate, Learn, Share  - The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), signed into law by President George H.W. Bush on July 26th, 1990, is one of America's most comprehensive pieces of U.S. federal civil rights legislation that
 "prohibits discrimination and ensures equal opportunity for persons with disabilities of all ages in employment, State and local government services, schools, public, commercial and private places open to the public, and transportation." 

Although U.S. citizens with disabilities recognize the changes this legislation has brought about, we still face many barriers to full inclusion in American life.  COVID-19 has also made evident the marginalized groups of our society including people with disabilities, and the multi-marginalized thru poverty and minority.
As people with disabilities and their parents, families and caregivers push back to fight discrimination and unfair practices education and empathy are a strong combination, and have the power to create justice, and help to see through the misinformation that has permeated our world.  If we try and see the world through the eyes of others and not just our own, positive change can happen.  Read more at the link above.

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Action Alert! - National Disability Voter - Are YOU Ready to Vote?  - Are you registered to vote, educated about this year's election, and prepared to cast a ballot in the General Election in November 2020?
Federal, state and local elections are involved depending on your districts. Are you prepared to select your party's candidates?  Have you been paying attention? Do you know what is at stake?  If you haven't, and if you don't, then it's time to get to work...      because your life may very well depend on it.
Right Now !!!   As the election moves forward, read as much as you can on every candidate that is in your state or district.

 If you did not request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you, contact your local state and election officials about how you can safely vote in the general election at
usa.gov/election-office

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Vote as if your life depends on it. Because it does.-Justin Dart
Check out our NHU 2020 Voter Checklist - 8 things YOU need to do so you can vote in the 2020 Presidential and General election and the resources to do it!

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Let Us Know How YOU are Doing!
What has been the most challenging for you, as a person with a disability during the pandemic?

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"Resistance isn't enough. If we want change,  we have to get out the vote."
By: DaShanne Stokes


"Not voting is not a protest. It is a surrender."
By: Keith Ellison


"Voting is not only our right -- it is our power."
By: Loung Ung




These three quotes seem to sum up how I feel about voting. If the government  controls the outcome of something you believe in, voting and the census are two ways to make your voice heard loud and clear.


The census makes sure we all have a voice in our government and that voice can be heard equally. This means the more people in an area that are counted the more it is funded. It also is  used to determine voting districts and can determine the outcome of elections.


By voting you will be exercising your right to be heard and have a voice in government issues.


Go out and get registered to vote. Sign up for an absentee ballot if needed. By getting an absentee  ballot you will not have to wait in line or risk getting sick from the pandemic.


I can't emphasize enough how important your voice can be, but first you must fill out the census and vote.




For more information on voting, please see our voter checklist.

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The 30th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) has the theme of Celebrate, Learn, Share for this year's July 2020 celebration of the ADA. For someone who is disabled, who wants to work and can work, but cannot find work, the ADA can seem to ring hollow without anything to back it up.


Everyone loves a great holiday or weekend getaway to get together with family and friends. The main reason for someone with a disability may not celebrate for the same reason is that most likely they cannot find work. People want to let loose after putting in a hard day, week, or month of work and have a good time with family or friends. There is nothing wrong with a celebration to relieve stress, but what about those who want and can work, but cannot find a job.


For those who cannot find work this year's celebration of the ADA seems to pale by comparison. There are those who realistically cannot work, but there are those who are disabled and want to work and can work. Who is willing to step forward and take the plunge of giving a disabled person a chance at working?


I know how hard it is to find work when you have a disability. Trying to get a part-time job doing something that involves writing, something I like and I am good at, is taking me years.


Questions still exist on the subject of work for persons with disabilities. The main question that waits to be answered is:


Will the current pandemic help the disabled find remote work from home opportunities?


Read more...here

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Disabled Veteran Support / Re: Disabled Veteran Support
« on: May 28, 2020, 03:11:36 PM »
Thank you for all the work you do to help those like me who served our country.  I salute you for your efforts here to help those in need.
Here are some other resources that have been useful, which perhaps you might find worthwhile as well:
Guide to Moving in the Military
Financial Assistance for Homeless Vets
The Complete Homebuyers Guide for Veterans
Community and Support for Veterans
Mesothelioma Lawsuits Guide
Thanks,
Brad

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