The final numbers for the November 6 mid-term election are still being tabulated before the results are turned over the Secretary of State’s office for certification. Results of the September 4 primary showed that of the 4,493,007 registered voters, only 1,004,605 showed up, thus representing 22.36%.
Tuesday, November 6 is voting day for State Elections. The ballot will include candidates for the MA constitutional officers (Governor/Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Auditor); the US Congress; the MA Senate; the MA House of Representatives; the Governor’s Council; and County offices.
The weekly meeting of the vocational women’s group at the Center of Hope considers a variety of issues including self-esteem, work place concerns, community issues and challenges. Group member Sara Donnelly is also an active participant on The Arc’s Government Affairs Committee. This past week, she invited The Arc’s Charlie Fiske to meet with the group to review some strategies on basic advocacy and voting.
There are two significant threads which underlie The Arc of Massachusetts’ mission. One thread is our mission to achieve “equity across all aspects of society.” This is a pretty tall order. Despite the progress made over the past decades, equity has not been achieved in health care, education, or transportation.
On Tuesday, September 25, WCVB aired a feature with Karen Anderson discussing the significance of Congressman Seth Moulton’s proposed HEADs UP (Healthcare Extension and Accessibility for Developmentally disabled and Underserved Population) Act of 2018. This bill, if passed, would certify the developmental disabilities community as a Medically Underserved Population (MUP).