#TheArcVotes Blog

#TheArcVotes Blog

The 2018 Midterm Election: Voter Registration and Turnout

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%. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on November 7, 2018 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Reminder: Election Day is this Tuesday, November 6!

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. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on October 31, 2018 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Leo Sarkissian Discusses #TheArcVotes On WBZ 4 Your Community

On Saturday morning, July 14, The Arc of Massachusetts Executive Director Leo Sarkissian appeared on WBZ / CBS Boston’s 4 Your Community with anchor Anaridis Rodriguez. In this interview, Leo discusses the ongoing national efforts behind the REV UP campaign, as well as The Arc of Massachusetts’ own campaign, #TheArcVotes! Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on July 16, 2018 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Vinfen Self-Advocates Encourage Voter Advocacy

After completing a training on voting and the registration process, members of Vinfen’s Metro Boston Self-Advocacy Group are now focusing their advocacy efforts on encouraging people with disabilities to vote and make their voices heard. The group is comprised of people Vinfen serves who have intellectual and developmental disabilities and is led by Vinfen Director of Service Asela Jayasinghe and Director of Community Living Meg Gaydos. Continue reading

Posted in | Posted on July 2, 2018 | Leave a comment Continue reading

Leo’s Letter: #TheArcVotes: Join Us As We REV UP The Vote!

On Monday, Julie Heffernan and I announced the launch of our #TheArcVotes campaign at The Arc of Massachusetts with a short Facebook Live that talked about why we vote and how elected officials shape the services and resources that all of us, including people with disabilities, need. Continue reading

Posted in , , | Posted on June 21, 2018 | Leave a comment Continue reading

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