Hi :) My name is Avery Olmstead & I am the new Legislative Associate for SUFU. That basically means that my job is to find out what issues are really important to you as SUFU members and to make sure that what you let me know is heard by people who can help us make a difference (including the Maine Legislature). I’m nervous because I’m new but I’m also very excited! I’m going to be communicating with you a lot because in order for me to do my job well, I really want to get to know you all.
I have a disability, too. I use a wheelchair because I have Cerebral Palsy. If you ever have any questions about it, feel free to ask. :) Just like a lot of you, I know what it’s like to have to struggle to get people to listen to us, sometimes. It can make me angry & it can make me sad but I think what’s really cool about SUFU is that we have the opportunity to work together and support each other in working towards equal rights for people with disabilities and I’m excited to be on this journey with you!
I’m 44 years old. I live in Old Town (outside of Bangor), with my Maine Coon cat, Max. My favorite things to do are reading mysteries and watching way too much tv but I promise that I do go outside, too!
If you would like to contact me, my email address is firstname.lastname@example.org