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March 14, 2016

One Man, One Vote, One Shining Example of Civic Duty

Category: General — NYSID @ 1:19 pm

“Know Your Right to Vote” isn’t just the theme for National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month. It’s the philosophy by which Doug Anderson of The Resource Center lives.

Doug is always looking for ways to better his community, whether volunteering to support a local cause or simply being aware of current events.

Doug Anderson is both a member of the environmental services crew at The Resource Center and an active, engaged voter

It’s no wonder that he takes his right to vote very seriously, because he views this as his civic duty.

Doug makes sure to get to his polling place each election, whether there are many seats being contested or just a few.

He is an informed voter, subscribing to his local newspaper, The Post-Journal, which he reads every day so that he knows what is happening in his community.

As an election date nears, Doug asks for input and information about who is running and where they stand on the issues.

He is not looking to mimic the other person’s viewpoint; he just wants to hear other points of view and always weighs his options before casting his ballot.

Doug perfectly demonstrates how to “Know Your Right to Vote,” and how we can all become more active, engaged participants in the election process.

During National Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month, NYSID and The Arc of the United States encourage people with developmental disabilities, their families, and more to know their rights, get registered, and be aware of the key deadlines in New York State and across the country.

Thanks to Steve Waterson, community relations director of The Resource Center, for sharing Doug’s story. Please share your stories with us as National Development Disabilities Awareness Month continues. #DDAware

 

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