[Cccnfbw] Senator Levin to Participate in the National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence

Freeh, Jessica JFreeh at nfb.org
Wed Jun 24 03:36:34 CDT 2009



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Senator Levin to Participate in the
National Federation of the Blind Motor City March for Independence





Michigan Senator to Address the Marchers



Detroit, Michigan (June 23, 2009): The National Federation of the 
Blind announced today that Senator Carl Levin (D-MI) will speak at 
the organization's third annual civil rights march and rally.  The 
Motor City March for Independence will take place on the morning of 
July 6, 2009, as part of the National Federation of the Blind 
convention, which will be held in Detroit this year.  Over one 
thousand blind people from across the nation will march to raise 
money to benefit blind people all over the United States and to raise 
awareness about the capabilities of the blind.



Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, 
said: "We are pleased to have an outstanding public servant like 
Senator Levin show his commitment to first-class status for blind 
Americans by joining our March for Independence this year.  We look 
forward to continuing to work with the Senator to achieve the full 
integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality."



Senator Levin said: "As Detroit hosts the National Federation of the 
Blind's annual national convention, this is Michigan's chance to show 
that we fully support equality and opportunity for blind 
Americans.  It is an honor for me to participate in the March for 
Independence, and I am looking forward to standing shoulder to 
shoulder with men and women who are so committed to this important cause."



Senator Levin has served in the U.S. Senate since 1976 and is 
Chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee.  He joins former 
Motown singer and current Detroit Councilwoman Martha Reeves, 
Representative John Dingell, and other local Detroit luminaries who 
will participate in the Motor City March for Independence.



For more information about the March for Independence, including how 
to participate and how to sponsor a marcher, visit 
<http://www.marchforindependence.org/>www.marchforindependence.org. 
To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, please 
visit <http://www.nfb.org/>www.nfb.org.



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