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Erie County residents with (and without) disabilities invited to meet candidates


Mon, Oct 17th 2022 11:20 am

Submitted by Western New York Independent Living

For many years, Western New York Independent Living (WNYIL) has encouraged citizens with disabilities to participate in the electoral process and make their preferences known about the candidates on the ballot in November – but first, voters need to learn more about those running to make an informed decision.

WNYIL will hosting a “Meet the Candidates” forum in Buffalo from 2-5 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 19, in the Job Club Room at the WNYIL campus at 3108 Main St. (at Highgate Avenue), in the University District. Use the off-street parking lot to access the west wing in the back of the lot.

The event will be also accessible via Zoom, and will be livestreamed on Facebook at www.facebook.com/WNYIL and WNYIL’s on YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/user/WNYIL).

In-person attendance is limited, and registration is required. To register to attend in person, to get the details to connect to Zoom, or for any questions on the event, call Hayley at 716-284-4131, ext. 146, or email her at [email protected].

Candidates invited to participate appear on the November ballot include those running for U.S. senator, U.S. House of Representatives; New York governor, lieutenant governor, comptroller and attorney general; Supreme Court justice; state senator; New York State Assembly; Erie County clerk, Family Court judge, Buffalo chief judge of the City Court, and City Court judge.

The Western New York Independent Living family of agencies offer an expanding array of services to aid individuals with disabilities to take control of their own lives.

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