201-996-9100 Bergen Office or 201-533-4407 Hudson Office
Get Registered Now So You  Can Vote In November

Get Registered Now So You Can Vote In November

Get Registered Now So You Can Vote In November

 

It’s crunch time for voter registration.

This past Tuesday was National Voter Registration Day, when leaders, activists and volunteers around the country led registration drives and raised awareness about the need to get registered in order to vote this November 2018.

Now, registration deadlines are looming all over the country.

Visit iwillvote.com to check your registration status and get registered if you’re not already.

Here at Let America Vote, we’re spreading the word and doing our part to get new voters ready to vote. Our field teams spent Tuesday registering voters. Our celebrity friends helped us raise awareness. We’ve partnered with 21 mayors on our Cap, Gown, Vote! initiative, which provides an easy-to-use tool for high-school students to help their students get registered. And, of course, we’ll be knocking doors on behalf of voting-rights champions every day until Election Day.

Here’s a recap from a busy National Voter Registration Day, where Let America Vote’s pro-democracy message was heard from Long Beach to Des Moines to Atlanta, and many places in between.

If you’re reading this, you’re probably already registered.
Make sure your friends and family are, too.

 

READ ENTIRE ARTICLE

Opinion: Celebrate, strengthen a disability rights law

Opinion: Celebrate, strengthen a disability rights law

It’s been over a month since Uber and Lyft began operations in upstate New York, but not everyone has access to ridesharing yet. Wheelchair users are still waiting on these companies to provide accessible vehicles. Aleanna Siacon

Letter – October, 2018

Letter – October, 2018

Greetings:

It’s that time of the year when we can never predict the weather. We can start the day reaching for a jacket and end it by looking for the nearest air conditioner. And, I have never seen a calendar fill up more quickly with meetings and events to commemorate National Disability Employment Awareness Month, the celebrations recognizing the achievements in the disability movement of individuals from both Bergen and Hudson counties and the hip Consumer Meeting on October 18.

With all of this happening I was delighted to be notified that hip has been awarded a Community Development Block Grant to fund our “Safe and Secure Solutions” project.

When money is tight for individuals with disabilities and seniors struggling to remain in their homes an unanticipated repair is often delayed or ignored. It seems that when door locks break or malfunction they go unrepaired. These funds will support:

  • A one-time visit by a locksmith to make the necessary repair;
  • The provision of a new lock (to be installed by the participant or a member of the BC Volunteer Chore Service); or,
  • The purchase of a lockbox to enable someone living alone to have a trusted friend or neighbor have secure access to the house keys to check on them.

We are scheduled to meet with the staff of CDBG to finalize the process and begin to promote it through our Care Managers.

Keep watching your mail for the Fall Edition of hip News. It should arrive later this month.

Thanks!

Brian

Call Now Button

Stay informed! Sign up for hip updates.

Email is the fastest way to let you know about new programs and changes that affect existing programs. We will only send important time-sensitive news. Covid-19 has created many new resources for persons with disabilities, so please sign up!

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest