Advocacy

Everything you need to know about voting

Check out My Vote Wisconsin to stay up to date with important voting information and to learn more about how to:

  • Register to vote
  • Find your local polling place
  • Update your information

Disability Voter Information

Check out  Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition to stay up to date with important voting information.

“National Disability Voter Registration Week (NDVRW) is scheduled for July 13-17, 2020. Voters with disabilities are under-represented at the ballot box.  Let’s work together to change that and REV Up the disability vote, and get more people with disabilities registered… click to view the full article on WI Disability Vote Coalition’s website.

Low or No Cost Transportation Options for Voting

Below is information on low or no-cost transportation options for Brown County residents who are older or have a disability and need transportation assistance for voting purposes. Transportation is available to get to the polls on the day of the election, early absentee voting, registering, or obtaining an ID to register.

Coalition of Voting Organizations (COVO) of Brown County WI

COVO is a local, nonpartisan volunteer organization in Brown County, Wisconsin. COVO assists voters with registration and information about upcoming elections and provides FREE RIDES during early voting hours. Call 445-8671 to schedule your ride, at least one day ahead of time. For more information visit: www.facebook.com/COVOBCWI/ .

Curative Connections Transportation

Older adults and adults with disabilities outside of the transit service area who need a ride in order to vote can request that the fee be waived for that purpose. Please call early as possible to allow planning for service. Call 920-227-4273 to schedule your ride.

Disability Rights Wisconsin (DRW)

Help is available for voters with disabilities. The Disability Rights Wisconsin Voter Hotline can help with voting questions or assist voters to report a concern. The DRW Hotline will also share with voters any information they have received about transportation, when available. Contact the DRW Hotline at 844-DIS-VOTE/ 844-8683 or email info@disabilityvote.org.

Green Bay Transit

Is making fixed-route buses and Paratransit FREE to one of the voting locations within the service area on November 3rd, 2020. Those residing in the City of Green Bay can participate in early in-person absentee voting, which is being offered at City Hall on several days, including some Saturdays when the bus is free to everyone. Call 920-448-3450 or visit https://greenbaywi.gov/231/Metro-Transit for more information.

MobilityWorks

Offering customers a $1 Rentals of Wheelchair Accessible Vans on November 3rd, 2020, to provide customers in the wheelchair community the ability to vote in person if they so choose.

Important Information:

  • Delivery requests must be made using the contact form or by phone
    1-877-275-4915.
  • Online reservations must be made 72 hours in advance. For last minute inquiries, please contact us by form, phone or email to check availability directly with a representative.
  • If you do not see availability online, please reach out directly and MobilityWorks will do their best to accommodate your needs.
  • Weekend special rates are available from Friday at 2 PM until Monday at 9 AM.
  • Please contact us directly for rental requests exceeding 30 days.
  • Driver must carry full coverage insurance (insurance will be verified ahead of time)

For more information on eligibility or to make a reservation please visit:
www.mobilityworks.com/wheelchair-vans-for-rent/

Republican Party of Brown County

Provides volunteer uber drivers who will provide transportation for voting purposes at no cost to the citizen. To schedule a ride, please contact 920-430-2005.

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition

Wisconsin Disability Vote Coalition is compiling information about transportation options for voters with disabilities and will be posting information as it becomes available. Check their website at https://disabilityvote.org/.

Resource information is provided courtesy of the Aging & Disability Resource Center of Brown County. It may be reproduced as long as the agency’s credit is retained and distribution is for noncommercial purposes only.

This information does not deny a person’s ability to use Green Bay Transit options, Brown County Voucher Program, Curative Connections or any unsubsidized service at the regular rate.

Who is my Legislator?

Click on the links below to find your legislators. 

Local Representatives

State Representatives

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Advocacy Resources

Disability Rights Wisconsin

Wisconsin Aging Advocacy Network (WAAN)

Wisconsin Board for People with Developmental Disabilities

Survival Coalition of Wisconsin

ABC for Health

AARP

National Council on Aging (NCOA)

Medicare Rights Center

Wisconsin FACETS

Disabilities

Employment Guide for Persons with Disabilities

Outlines employment options including information on job assistance for older adults, veterans, and adults with disabilities. Examples are Social Security Administration Work Incentive programs, how to find funding, assistive technology, and legal issues and advocacy.

Information and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities

List of organizations that assist persons with disabilities and their families, i.e.: finding services, assistive technology, and support groups in addition to providing education and advocacy on disability related issues and so much more.

Durable Medical Exquipment - Donate - Purchase Used List

ADRC and Options for Independent Living Loan Closets are closed to lending and accepting items.

List of sources for donating equipment you have or to purchase used equipment.  Examples are assistive devices for the bathroom, bedroom, walkers, canes, wheelchairs, etc.  If you need to explore more options call the ADRC at 920-448-4300 for assistance.

Programs for Individuals with Disabilities

List of organizations that serve persons with disabilities with programs to help them stay active and learn new skills.

Respite Options for People with Special Needs

Explains what respite is, why it’s important, available respite options and where to get assistance to sort through those options.

ASPIRO

aspiroinc.org. 920-498-2599, 1673 Dousman Str., Green Bay, WI Agency serving individuals with disabilities.  Services such as early intervention, employment, and day services, and more.

CP

www.wearecp.org. 920-337-1122, 2801 South Webster Avenue, Green Bay, WI  Provides aquatic exercise, therapy services, adult day services, childcare, advocacy, and information.

Curative Connections

curativeconnections.org. 920-468-1161, 2900 Curry Ln, Green Bay, WI  A wide variety of services for older adults and adults with disabilities.  Dementia, adult day services, training and employment, rehabilitation, transportation and more.

Options for Independent Living

Optionsil.org. 920-590-0500, 555 Country Club Road, Green Bay, WI Disability showcase model home and office.  Get hands on experience with assistive technology and adaptive equipment.  Provides advocacy, peer support, information, and referral.

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