Rev UP America – AAPD State Voting Guide for Minnesota

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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Help links to information on various topics related to voting in Minnesota.

https://www.aapd.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/State-Voting-Guide-Minnesota.pdf

Get Out The Vote (GOTV)

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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Please know that it is no longer an option to mail in your ballot and expect that it will be delivered on time to count based on the ruling by the federal 8th Circuit Court of Appeals yesterday. Ballots received after 8PM on Election Day will be segregated and a determination of whether those ballots will be counted may be made later.

https://www.startribune.com/post-election-day-ballots-to-be-separated-federal-judges-order/572917391/

Rev UP MN Voting Rights Video

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 30, 2020
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In case you missed the Rev UP MN Voting Rights and Accessibility for People with Disabilities Forum on October 27, below is the video from this event. Thanks to Justin Page of the Minnesota Disability Law Center for sharing his expertise on the laws related to voting affecting the disability community!

https://www.facebook.com/REVUPMN/videos/2780806558912573

Register NOW! Join Rev UP MN and Justin Page of the Disability Law Center for a presentation on the legal rights of persons with disabilities to vote, accessibility supports and how to get assistance around barriers to participation.

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 26, 2020
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To register please visit the registration URL here: https://arcminnesota.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUpce2rqz8oH9Bj4WYhw9eCSueTVtPPUHB0?fbclid=IwAR2_Ip3erYlfV-4B5YVu2IJhn2gioPn0qb4wenZx8OlImWZvq5Sd0XMBO7I

Americans with Disabilities Act 30th Anniversary and National Disability Employment Awareness Month’s 75th Anniversary Converge for Virtual Event October 26

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 16, 2020
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Celebration! Education! Performances & Presentations! Join us October 26 at 1:00 p.m.

Posted by Adam Johnsen on October 01, 2020
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Social Media AD for ADA30 Performances and Presentations on October 26,2020

The ADA 30th Anniversary planning committee is pleased to announce a virtual event on October 26 at 1:00 p.m. celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the ADA and National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM). This free, 90-minute, online event will feature informative presentations, artistic performances, and more.

ASL and CART services will be provided for this event. Portions will be audio described. To request additional accommodations, contact Linda.gremillion@state.mn.us by Monday, October 19, 2020.

Join us! Register for this event:  (hyperlink: https://minnstate.zoom.us/j/94024827882)

If you have difficulty accessing the online registration, please email us at  Accessibility.resources@metrostate.edu with your contact information and use “October ADA event” in your subject line.

More information and ongoing updates can be found at  ADA30MN.com or our Facebook page 
(hyperlink: https://www.facebook.com/ada30mn/)


Scheduled to appear:

Featured Presenters:

Barry Taylor, Vice President for Civil Rights and Systemic Litigation andRachel Weisberg,Staff Attorney, both from Equip for Equality present:  30 Years of Employment Rights & The ADA:

Where We’ve Been; Where We Are and Where We’re Going

Over the past three decades, courts have decided many landmark ADA cases that have forever changed the landscape for people with disabilities. This webinar will review pivotal historical ADA decisions, analyze the current state of the law, and consider what we might see in the future, including as new issues arise, such as COVID-19. Don’t miss what is sure to be a thought-provoking celebration!

Special guest performers:

Disabled artist/dance/choreographer Alice Sheppard. Kinetic Light, founded in 2016 by Sheppard, is a project-based ensemble, working at the intersections of disability, dance, design, identity, and technology. The event will feature a piece from DESCENT. Combining dance, architecture, design, and technology, the work challenges cultural assumptions of what disability, dance, and beauty can be. For more info: https://kineticlight.org/

Rapper, disability advocate, and community leader Dupree Edwards. A musician and Teaching Artist Program Support Assistant at Upstream Arts, Edwards brings a powerful, personal message to his music. 

The event will feature emcee Vincent Peterson, a Metropolitan State University student pursuing a degree in computer science.

More details and an event agenda coming soon to ADA30MN.com and our Facebook page. Stay in touch for updates!

A big thank you to our sponsors and to Metropolitan State University and Minnesota State for their technical support in hosting this virtual event. A list of Committee Celebration Hosts is listed on  ADA30MN.com.

Corrected Publicity for Voter Education Forum on October 3 from 11AM to Noon

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 24, 2020
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Rev UP MN is sponsoring a virtual Voter Education Forum on Saturday, October 3 from 11AM to Noon. Staff from the Minnesota Secretary of State’s office will review voter registration options, absentee balloting (particularly voting by mail) and polling place assistance and accessibility. In addition, a panel of people with disabilities will discuss why voting is important to them. There will be time for Q&A during this Zoom event. Caption services and sign language interpreters available. Please join us for this event! Please follow this link to register: https://arcminnesota.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwlcO2grT0pGNI6r_Zk4U87WtlpDN6HTqLI

#thankstotheada 9-21-20

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 24, 2020
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Seeking Participants for a Study on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

Posted by Adam Johnsen on September 15, 2020
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Seeking Older adults and/or People with Disabilities for Survey on Changes in Travel Behavior During COVID-19

The Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access at the University at Buffalo is interested in learning about changes in your travel behavior during the COVID-19 pandemic.

The survey is open to any individuals who are aged 65 and older and/or adults with disabilities. We encourage you to take the survey yourself and share it with your friends, family, and colleagues. The survey will be open until October 15, 2020. As an incentive for taking our survey, you can enter a drawing to win a $50 gift card.

To participate in this research, please click on the following link to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/covid-travel-change (https://nam02.safelinks.protection.outlook.com/?url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.surveymonkey.com%2Fr%2Fcovid-travel-change&data=02%7C01%7Chelpdesk%40mcil-mn.org%7Cf065a6030ca841f33f1008d85990964a%7Cb14070c779da4b7da7ec2ce69238d2f4%7C0%7C0%7C637357824820343634&sdata=8nuB9pOJYHjeO3pvsIRHW5gBuU6sEzF1h1AJlFSMjt0%3D&reserved=0)

If you have any questions regarding this research, please feel free to contact Jimin Choi at (716) 829-5712 or jchoi32@buffalo.edu.

#thankstotheada

Posted by Adam Johnsen on July 30, 2020
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This is the Thanks to the ADA Campaign introductory video created by the Great Lakes ADA Center.