Opportunity Village to host voting seminar for adults with disabilities August 10, 2018 10:36

                             

 

Click to tweet: (https://ctt.ac/Nc7tH) Join @ATeamNV1 at a voting seminar on Wednesday, Aug. 15 at #OpportunityVillage! Folks from the NV Disability Advocacy & Law Center and Clark County Election Department are coming to share info and give adults with disabilities an opportunity to cast votes in a mock election!

LAS VEGAS – A Team Nevada, a 600-member state-wide organization comprised of people with intellectual and developmental disabilities, will participate in a voting seminar given by the Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center and Clark County Election Department at Opportunity Village on Wednesday, August 15.

With voting season approaching, the meeting will help adults with disabilities understand the importance of voting, the machinery used to conduct elections and the process behind it all – both on a local and national level.

A mock election will also be held at the meeting, which starts at 10 a.m. at the Opportunity Village Ralph and Betty Engelstad Campus located at 6050 S. Buffalo Dr. Las Vegas, NV 89113.

“What a wonderful opportunity for A Team members and all self-advocates,” said Tracy Brown-May, who is the Director of Advocacy, Board, and Government Relations at Opportunity Village and the lead organizer with A Team Nevada. “Voting is extremely important in a functioning democracy and we want all people with intellectual and developmental disabilities to know they, too, have a voice and are valuable contributors to society. …

“We are so grateful for the Nevada Disability Advocacy & Law Center and Clark County Election Department for taking the time out of their days to help out.”

For more information about the A Team NV meeting, please contact Tracy Brown-May at mayt@opportunityvillage.org or 702-259-3707.

About Opportunity Village
Mission: Opportunity Village is a not-for-profit organization that serves people within our community with significant intellectual disabilities, to improve their lives and the lives of their families.

Seven families who were determined to give their children with disabilities the best lives possible founded Opportunity Village in 1954. Now, more than six decades later, Opportunity Village is one of the most recognized and respected organizations of its type in the United States.

Nevada’s largest employer of people with disabilities, Opportunity Village serves nearly 2,000 individuals annually, providing vocational training, employment, habilitation and social recreation programs and services that make their lives more purposeful and interesting.

Opportunity Village citizens – individuals who were previously considered unemployable – work at Opportunity Village’s Employment Resource Centers and in jobs throughout the community, collectively earning wages amounting to more than $3.7 million in 2016.  They are hardworking and diligent, proudly paying taxes and happily leading more fulfilling lives.

Primarily a self-funded organization, Opportunity Village generates the majority of its operational funding through its employment contracts and fundraising efforts such as the Magical Forest and Great Santa Run, saving Nevada taxpayers more than $37 million annually.


PRESS CONTACTS
Marty Wood, Opportunity Village
woodm@opportunityvillage.org
702.880.4041

 

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