Election 2014: FREED Engages 650 Voters With Disabilities

November 6, 2014

Over the course of 2014, FREED staff, volunteers and community members made over 650 contacts through social media, phone calls, postcards and face-to-face conversations to voters with disabilities reminding them to get out to the polls and vote. That is because we believe that it is important for people with disabilities, just like everyone else, […]

Statewide candidates respond To Disability Organizing Network questionnaire

October 16, 2014

The Disability Organizing Network sent out a questionnaire to the statewide candidates running in the November election to get an idea of what they say about disability issues. The candidates to reply within FREED’s catchment area were CJ Jawahar, running to represent Nevada, Yuba, and Sutter counties in the 4th California Assembly District, along with […]

FREED Offers Materials for Voter Registration And Education

October 14, 2014

FREED Center for Independent Living encourages all eligible voters in Nevada, Yuba, Sutter, Sierra and Colusa Counties to consider using the resources that we offer for the November election.

Nov 2014 Candidates Talk About Disability Issues

October 7, 2014

Take a look at what the candidates in Yuba, Sutter and Nevada Counties say about issues like affordable housing, elder abuse, social programs and employment.

FREED Offers Easy Voter Guide

October 7, 2014

Are you still trying to decide how you will vote on November 4th? FREED’s easy voter guide on notable measures in Nevada and Yuba Counties can help.

Take the YMCA community survey

August 18, 2014

The YMCA is planning on becoming more involved in Nevada County, and they are looking for input from the community on ways that they can make the most impact. YMCA is an organization that believes in including everyone, and people with disabilities are no exception. The Y has engaged in a variety of community initiatives […]

FREED and allies submit SSA work incentives resolution to National Council on Independent Living

June 4, 2014

FREED and its allies submitted a resolution for consideration at the 2014 annual conference of the National Council on Independent Living.

Disability Rap 5/2/2014

May 30, 2014

On May 2, 2014, FREED Executive Director, Ana Acton, ILSNC Executive Director Evan Levang, and Disability Community Advocate Justin Harford, discussed the reasons why people with disabilities along with their allies might want to vote in the June elections. Click here to listen

Hear local candidates on disability-related issues

May 25, 2014

FREED submitted disability related questions to Nevada County candidates. The answers from those who responded are posted here.