Opportunity Village Clients Learn How to Exercise their Right to Vote January 19, 2016 16:21

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Opportunity Village Clients Learn How to Exercise their Right to Vote

WHAT:  Throughout January and February, OVIPs at multiple Opportunity Village campuses are going to learn how to exercise their right to vote. In partnership with the Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center (NDALC) and the Clark County Election Department, voting machines will be brought to the Opportunity Village campuses where OVIPs will be educated on the voting system, election process and have the chance to practice voting. This self-empowering endeavor is hosted by the A Team Nevada Chapters.

         

 The A Team Nevada consists of more than 250 active members who are people with disabilities advocating to preserve choice. Their goal is to advocate, improve awareness and offer peer advisement.

 

Opportunity Village is dedicated to providing individuals with intellectual disabilities the programs and services necessary to assist them in their journey of seeking independence and becoming integrated members of the community.

 

WHO:             Opportunity Village OVIPs

 

WHEN/         

WHERE:    Wednesday, January 20 at 10:00 a.m.
                   Opportunity Village’s Ralph & Betty Engelstad Campus
                   6050 S. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113

 

                  Wednesday, January 27 at 8:30 a.m.

                  Opportunity Village’s Thrift Store

                  390 S. Decatur Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89107

 

                  Wednesday, February 3 at 10:00 a.m.

                  Opportunity Village’s Walters Campus

                  451 E Lake Mead Pkwy. Henderson, NV 89015

 

                   Wednesday, February 24 at 10:00 a.m.

                   Opportunity Village’s Oakey Campus

                   6300 West Oakey Blvd. Las Vegas, NV 89146

 

MEDIA         

OPP: Footage of OVIPs practicing to vote and using the machines

Interviews with Opportunity Village spokespeople