[Colorado-talk] Fw: URGENT REQUEST!!!

Scott C. LaBarre slabarre at labarrelaw.com
Fri Feb 6 16:46:17 UTC 2009

Please call our Senator, Senator Udall and Senator Bennet to tell them to vote no on the Collins-Nelson Amendment.  Right now, the stimulous package has money for vocational rehabilitation but some want to take it out.  If you get into a conversation with them, you can tell them that these monies would go directly to get disabled people jobs.  Udall's number is 202 224-5941 and Bennet is 202 224-5852.
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Urgent request! Save VR dollars in stimulus package. Here is the latest alert. The Collins-Nelson amendment of late last night would strip the stimulus package of the $500 million which was to be included to support Voc Rehab programs. Please call your United States senators! Call their local office if you can't get through to the local office. The economic stimulus package should morally include the building of job opportunities and full inclusion of the blind and persons with disabilities. Please tell your senators to oppose the Collins-Nelson amendment. 



From: Catriona Macdonald [mailto:cmacdonald at linchpinstrategies.com] 
Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 7:44 AM
To: Catriona Macdonald




Last night, moderate Senators (Democratic and Republican) negotiated an amendment to the economic recovery legislation that may be considered today.  The amendment eliminates the $500 million in funds for State Vocational Rehabilitation Grants.  


Anyone who cares about the availability of this funding to prevent use of Randolph-Sheppard set-aside funds to close budget gaps should call their Senators' offices TODAY.  


The Senate Operator's line has been very busy and difficult to get through.  If you want to try, the number is 202-224-3121. 


You can look up direct phone numbers for the Washington DC or local offices at the following website:
You may have more luck getting through to the district office than to the DC office, though the staff who will advise Senators how to vote on the amendment are located in DC.  As a constituent, you can also send emails from the Senators' websites.

Please call both Senate offices TODAY.  If you have already called, call again.  Leave the following message with the receptionist who answer the phone:
- your name
- the town where you live
- "I am calling to urge my Senator to vote no on the Nelson-Collins amendment that eliminates the $500 million for vocational rehabilitation state grants."




Catriona Macdonald


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