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Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Phillip, vote for us please

Hi Phillip,

We rocked it in the elections and people are taking notice...We were just nominated for a Webby Award (!) and we need your help to win.

What's a Webby? Hailed as the "Internet's highest honor" by the New York Times, the Webby Award is the largest international award celebrating great online work. We've been nominated in the category of best 'activism' site.

The winners of the Webby Awards are decided by the votes of the people (we thought this was appropriate)...and now we need your help to win.

Webby Awards

Here's how you can vote:

  • Go through the quick sign-up process (it costs nothing)
  • Click on 'Website' voting
  • Click on the 'Society' category
  • Click the 'Activism' award
  • Cast your ballot for ROCK THE VOTE
  • Leave a comment about why you voted

    This awards show is like the Oscars for the Internet world and we are the Slumdog Millionaire of this season. Compared to the major ad agencies and corporations we are up against, our staff of 7 is scrappy, fights hard, comes in under budget and, yes, with your help we will take everyone by surprise.

    Will you vote for us and send it around to everyone you know?

    As this year's Webby Award show host Seth Meyers said, "It's a privilege to once again play a role in honoring the two percent of the Internet that's not porn-driven." Lets make sure he is honoring Rock the Vote!

    Thanks for voting,


    P.S. And don't forget to spread the word...

    Twitter: RT @rockthevote: Vote for Rock the Vote to win a Webby Award for best 'activism web site' - http://pv.webbyawards.com/

    Post on Facebook MySpace, and your own personal blog- tell everyone you know.


    Volunteers needed for Biggest and Best Disabilities Expo


    Volunteer Duties can include:

    Greeting Guests At Entryway/Directing Them To Booths Or Services

    Helping At The Caring Communities Main Info Booth

    Assisting Visitors To Sign Registration Form

    Restocking Information Table

    Assisting with displays and unattended tables

    Conduct Exit Surveys

    Assist workshop presenters

    Lunch time assistance for vendors

    Set Up and Break Down

    Other Duties As Needed

    To volunteer please contact:

    Mona Freedman RN
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    5360 E Enterprise Street
    Eldersburg, MD 21784
    Office: 410.549.5707
    Toll Free: 1.866.227.4644
    Fax: 410.549.6467

    About the Expo:

    Sixth ANNUAL World of Possibilities: disAbilities, Healthy Aging and Independent Living Expo, Co-Sponsored by MSDE/Division of Special Education Early Intervention Services is coming back to the Baltimore, next week, May 6-7, 2009. There is something for Everyone! You will not want to miss the World of Possibilities Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds in Timonium, MD. Please keep checking the Expo free features link HERE for updates . FREE WHEELCHAIR REPAIR, TOO!

    This Expo is the biggest and best event of its kind in the region! THOUSANDS of attendees expected. The World of Possibilities Expos are increasing in popularity and rapidly becoming the Region's major forum for disability-related resources. Everyone within the disabilities and senior community, children with disabilities and their families, caregivers/! service providers, veterans, baby-boomers, and everyone else should be there!

    Features include:

    Wednesday, May 6, 2009-Employ-ABLE Disability Career Fair sponsored by Baltimore County Commission On Disabilities and funded by Maryland Department Of Disabilities will be a part of the World of Possibilities Expo at the Maryland State Fairgrounds!

    Workshops by our Co-Sponsor, MSDE/Division of Special Education Early Intervention Services.

    Emergency Preparedness session in the Vista Building.

    Dan Keplinger - Subject and writer of the 1999 Oscar Award winning documentary King Gimp, Dan Keplinger will show a segment of his movie with a question and answer to follow.


    World of Possibilities Expo will provide an opportunity for you to enhance your knowledge and to explore the latest and greatest products, services, technology and resources that include:

    Assistive and Adaptive Devices
    Durable Medical Equipment
    Computer Software
    Instructional Materials
    Mobility Products
    Adaptive Learning Tools
    Disability and Elder Law Resources
    Recreation/Travel Resources
    Adapted Bikes/Adapted Exercise Equipment
    Personal Care Products
    Communication Devices
    Products for the Visually Impaired and/or Deaf or Hard of Hearing Individuals
    Local Agencies and Support Groups
    Many Informative Workshops
    Free Benefits Planning and Help Desk
    Product Demonstrations
    Strolling Entertainers/Raffles and Giveaways
    Personal Care Attendants
    Free Parking

    Even more FUN added to the Expos for the whole family to enjoy! Many more new exhibitors! PLEASE START ! SPREADING THE WORD. Admission is $3 per person. Incredible educational experience, great networking opportunity and FUN!! For more information and Free Admission Passes call Mona Freedman RN at 1-866-227-4644.  

    Proceeds of our World of Possibilities Disabilities Expo will go directly to these very important Caring Communities' services offered to the disabilities community: CARING NETWORK RESPITE CARE REGISTRY, the only online and searchable individual Respite Registry in the Baltimore/Washington Area and Employ-ABLE.org, Maryland's first online Disability Registry for employers and employees looking for workforce and business opportunities.



    WORLD OF POSSIBILITIES disABILITIES EXPO-BACK IN BALTIMORE! JOIN US AS AN EXHIBITOR OR ATTENDEE FOR OUR 6TH ANNUAL WORLD CLASS EVENT ON MAY 6-7, 2009 AT THE  MARYLAND STATE FAIRGROUNDS-Exciting new employ-ABLE disabilities career fair.  Even more FUN added to the Expos for the whole family to enjoy! Many more new exhibitors! PLEASE START SPREADING THE WORD. Incredible educational experience, great networking opportunity and FUN!! VENDOR SPACE STILL AVAILABLE.  http://expo.caringcommunities.org/exhibitors.php

    Caring Communities is a small, yet growing, non-profit 501(c)3 organization based in Eldersburg, Maryland, which beg! an in February of 1997 when a group of parents of children who had disabilities met to address the need for comprehensive respite care services and the lack of trained respite care providers in Maryland. Caring Communities has now grown into a well-known and widely respected organization offering disability-related activities, publications and events for thousands within the entire disabilities community in Maryland. Your sponsorship, donations or participation in our events will assist us in continuing to produce the Expos, publish our magazine and plan other activities that promote our mission.
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    Club Cubase 05-02-09


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    Club Cubase

    Steinberg North America and Washington Music Center are pleased to announce the next Club Cubase meeting to be held on Saturday May2nd at 2 PM at Washington Music Center. Club Cubase is a free user group helping people get the most out of their Steinberg software and hardware.

    This month we will look at some techniques for polishing vocals including use of reverb, delay, compression EQ and some nifty tricks like parallel compression and setting up the Haas effect. Steinberg representatives will be on hand to answer any of your Steinberg related questions. We hope to see you there.

    When: Saturday, May 02, 2009 - 02:00PM
    Where: Main Keyboard Room

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    The Divided We Fail April Update

    Divided We Fail.org--It's time for Health Care and Financial Security for all

    April 2009

    The White House has set the agenda: health reform by the end of the year. It's now up to the Divided We Fail coalition to keep the heat on Congress to take action. While Congress was home for the April recess, Divided We Fail supporters like you wrote letters to the editor of their local papers or picked up the phone and called their members of Congress in their local offices.

    Now that Congress is back, let's remind them we can't afford to wait for health care reform. Tell Congress that the cost of doing nothing is simply too high. 

    |WHAT'S NEW|

    On April 9th, Divided We Fail, AARP and the Mason City Chamber of Commerce sponsored "The Cost of Doing Nothing on Health Care Reform" with Iowa Senator Charles Grassley, Ranking Member of the Senate Finance Committee.

    Sen Grassley is working closely with Finance Committee members, including the Committee Chair, Sen. Max Baucus, to find bipartisan solutions to the issues facing Congress, including health care reform.

    Watch the event and see why Sen. Grassley agrees that we must have reform by the end of the year. 


    Earlier this month, over 50,000 people joined AARP's first Nationwide Tele-Town Hall on health reform. Nancy LeaMond, AARP's Executive Vice President of Social Impact and director of the Divided We Fail initiative, hosted the two-hour event. She was joined by a number of speakers, including featured guest Nancy-Ann DeParle, Director of the White House Office of Health Reform.

    Learn more about the Tele-Town Hall and read excerpts of DeParle's answers to questions from participants -- and then forward them on to your friends and families.


    At Divided We Fail, we talk a lot about the "cost of doing nothing." But it's not just talk. The AARP Public Policy Institute has outlined the costs in dollars and cents. Take a look and then let us know what you think!


    Our Champ of the Month for April is Robin Anderson, the Executive Director of the Mason City Chamber of Commerce. 

    Robin played a huge role in the success of the "Cost of Doing Nothing" forum (with Senator Grassley, mentioned above), including assisting with media, community outreach, and event set-up. She also championed the Divided We Fail message to the Mason City Chamber Board of Directors -- who subsequently joined the Divided We Fail Iowa team. 

    Thanks Robin! 

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