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Mon Aug 3, 2020 Voter Registration Closes For Primary Election W.S. 22-3-102 (Contact your County Clerk for other options, including Election Day registration)

Tue Aug 18, 2020 PRIMARY ELECTION (7am-7pm) Polls open 7:00 am - 7:00pm. (See polling place locator on SOS website) W.S. 22-2-104

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The WGCDD is seeking stories and testimonials on how the ADA has positively impacted lives. We are excited to hear from you!

If you have a story, let us know by emailing wgcdd@wyo.gov or calling 307-777-7230. These stories may be posted on the Council’s website in a year-long observance of the law’s 30 year milestone.

Celebrating 30 Years of the ADA

On July 26, 1990, President George H.W. Bush singed the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) into law, expanding equal opportunity to individuals with disabilities. This year marks the 30th Anniversary of the passage of this historic law. Many Wyoming organizations, as well as individuals, are celebrating the anniversary through various electronic platforms and venues.

“Happy 30th Anniversary, ADA!” Maggie Sims, Senior Project Manager of the Rocky Mountain ADA Center, said, “The great strides that have been achieved in the last 30 years have been made possible by great organizations such as the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities. The Rocky Mountain ADA Center has had the honor of pursuing the mission of ADA implementation with the Council through these years. Thank you for your tireless efforts - and working together we will realize the ADA’s goal of full inclusion into our society!”

Due to COVID-19, not many in-person celebrations are planned. However, the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities (WGCDD) and its DD Network Partners, the Wyoming Institute on Disabilities (WIND) and the Wyoming Protection and Advocacy (P&A) plan on honoring the event through social media posts, creating and disseminating information to distribute on their websites, and through collaborations with other local entities.

For more information on the ADA Act and the Wyoming Governor’s Council on Developmental Disabilities visit wgcdd.wyo.gov. To reach Rocky Mountain ADA, please visit https://www.rockymountainada.org/

Visit https://www.adaanniversary.org/ today to learn more

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What is the Census?

The 2020 Census counts every person living in the 50 states, District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories.

The count is mandated by the Constitution and conducted by the U.S. Census Bureau, a nonpartisan government agency. The 2020 Census counts the population in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and five U.S. territories (Puerto Rico, American Samoa, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Guam, and the U.S. Virgin Islands).

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The Council is a unique, governor-appointed body of people with developmental disabilities, family members and professionals who work together to promote choice, independence and the full inclusion of all people with developmental disabilities in community life.

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If you would like to apply to be a member of the council, please contact Shannon Buller by calling

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ABLE accounts allow individuals to contribute up to $15,000 per year without losing government benefits.

ABLE accounts allow individuals with disabilities the opportunity to save for disability-related expenses.

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As the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to unfold, it is our hope that you, your family, and loved ones stay safe and healthy. During this time, we also want to provide you with valuable information. By the end of May, many Americans will have received a stimulus check from the federal government. The attached flyer provides helpful information about how to save and invest these funds and maintain needs-based government benefits. Stay safe and please direct any questions to 1-800-439-1653 or visit WYABLE.com