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DRW Statement on Voting Bills

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This week, Wisconsin legislators will be considering voting bills that will impact the voting rights of Wisconsinites with disabilities. DRW asks policy makers to consider our recommendations, and to support policies that will make our elections more accessible, and to oppose any legislation that will create new barriers and restrictions. View DRW’s Statement on Voting Bills here (accessible pdf). View DRW’s testimony to the Senate here (accessible pdf). View DRW’s testimony to Assembly here (accessible…
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DRW Testimony at Feb 21 Assembly State Affairs Committee Public Hearing

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Disability Rights Wisconsin submitted the following testimony regarding the impact of voting bills on people with disabilities at the February 21st Assembly State Affairs Committee Public Hearing. View DRW’s full testimony here (accessible PDF).
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Disability Advocacy Day of Action

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Event Information Disability Day of Action is a virtual event focused on connecting Disability Advocates with their legislators to talk about issues that matter. Participants will learn more about issues during a short briefing then work in teams to plan what they want to say. Everyone will get their legislators’ phone numbers to call right after. Join us virtually on Zoom on March 16th from 10am to 12pm! Registration and event information are available via…
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Statement of Support for SB 937 – Indefinitely Confined Voters

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Wisconsin’s Indefinitely Confined Voter status is vitally important to ensuring that many voters who are disabled, frail, or have a physical illness can cast a ballot and have equitable access to voting. In this statement, disability and aging groups and our partners indicate support for the amended version of SB 937, Indefinitely Confined Voters, including an amendment to be offered on the Senate floor on February 22. We are supporting this bill because it is…
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Now Hiring: Administrative Assistant

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for an Administrative Assistant. This position is based out of our Madison office and is full-time. The Administrative Assistant will be the first impression to the community and our clients, whether in-person at the front desk or via answering calls from individuals with service requests or our community partners. They will also play an integral role of supporting staff at our Madison office. This position requires someone who is able…
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Voting Rights in the News

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Voting rights are in the new news as Wisconsin legislators consider new proposals that would impact the voting rights of many people with disabilities.  Disability advocates are featured in these recent stories: Wednesday on Lake Effect: voting access legislation, artist Vedale Hill, understanding the birth of the universe – WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR Wisconsin Senate committee holds hearing on election bills critics say make voting harder – WUWM 89.7 FM – Milwaukee’s NPR….
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DRW Testimony at February 7 Senate Election Committee Public Hearing

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The Senate Election Committee held a hearing on February 7th on eleven new voting bills. DRW testified regarding the impact of these bills on people with disabilities.   View DRW’s Testimony here (accessible pdf).  View the Senate Hearing Notice here (pdf). If these issues are important to you, tell your legislators about your views.   To find contact information for your legislators, you can call the Legislative Hotline at 1-800-362-9472 or use the “Who Are My Legislators?”…
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Now Hiring: Employment and Civil Rights Staff Attorney

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for an Employment and Civil Rights Staff Attorney. This position is advertised as full-time and requires Wisconsin residency. The Staff Attorney will provide legal advice and advocacy to end the disability employment gap in Wisconsin and to advance the civil rights of individuals with disabilities. Additional responsibilities will include conducting outreach to the community, trainings on employment and civil rights laws, and advocacy on issues of fair housing, education, access…
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2022 Milwaukee Mayoral Candidate Forum

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Milwaukee’s first open mayoral election in nearly two decades is a historical occasion. Make sure you are prepared to vote in the February 15th primary. Join Disability Rights Wisconsin, Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition, and our partners for our 2022 Virtual Milwaukee Mayoral Forum. All are welcome. Registration is required. All seven candidates have agreed to participate. When: Monday, January 31, 2022, 7 – 8:30PM Register for the forum here via Zoom. View and share the…
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Now Hiring: Initial Response Attendant

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Disability Rights Wisconsin is hiring for an Initial Response Attendant in our Admin Team. This position is advertised as full-time and requires Wisconsin residency. The Initial Response Attendant will be responsible for responding to incoming calls as a liaison between DRW and its current and potential clients. They will connect current clients with DRW staff, provide technical assistance in response to questions and inquiries calls may have, and enter calls into our data system to…
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