[Community-service] On the "Hill" and in the community.

Marianne Denning marianne at denningweb.com
Fri Jan 30 21:45:48 UTC 2015


Franks, that would be great.  My email is Marianne at denningweb.com

On 1/30/15, franks.jonathan13 at gmail.com <franks.jonathan13 at gmail.com> wrote:
> I have personally campaigned for a former high school teacher.
> I would suggest talking to Gabriel Cazarez who campaigned for a candidate in
> a governors race. I could provide his email off list, he is a great
> resource
>
> Sent from my iPhone
>
>> On Jan 30, 2015, at 2:18 PM, Cheryl Fields via Community-service
>> <community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>
>> M, One of the most exciting experiences of my life was volunteering for
>> the Obama campaign. I felt very special to be chosen as faith community
>> volunteer coordinator for East Cleveland. There were 2 other blind people
>> that I knew volunteering in another suburb. Well, little did I know, no
>> one else volunteered for that job, lol!  Nearing the end of the campaign,
>> others stepped up and it was fun.
>> I worked with some of the most awesome, dedicated, and energetic young
>> people. They came from all over the country and the world. The way things
>> were set up at that time, did not allow me to participate in phone
>> banking. I had no computer skills and no cell phone. So, the neighborhood
>> coordinator, Jessica Bird, and I winged it. Nothing was in braille, not
>> that I could read it, lol! Everything was accessible on the computer. We
>> visited places of worship all over the city, attended rally's, planned
>> neighborhood conversations and cozy home talks for special supporters.
>> Knocked on doors registering voters, meeting old friends and making new
>> ones. Arranged housing for tired travelers, cooked food and asked everyone
>> I knew to cook meals, and speaking engagements. Traveled from Cleveland to
>> Columbus, Ohio several times for trainings. Attended events, Bill Clinton
>> and Cornell West, were the most exciting. However each time Obama came
>> into Cleveland I declined to attend. These visits were always televised
>> and I wanted to have the best seat, at home, so I could listen carefully.
>> I have knocked around the idea of writing of the experience, there's
>> nothing like it! Everyone should try it at least once.
>> As a result of my volunteering, I was asked to volunteer on other
>> campaigns and learned how to use the computer after learning how to type
>> and finally I am in braille classes. Extending ourselves into unfamiliar
>> territory can really open many possibilities! Blessings, C
>>
>> -----Original Message-----
>> From: Community-service [mailto:community-service-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
>> Behalf Of Marianne Denning via Community-service
>> Sent: Friday, January 30, 2015 2:41 PM
>> To: Darian Smith; Community Service Discussion List
>> Subject: Re: [Community-service] On the "Hill" and in the community.
>>
>> This isn't community service, but has anyone volunteered on a campaign?  I
>> believe we need to do things like that, as well as, other things so our
>> senators and representatives understand our needs.  I have never
>> volunteered on a campaign.
>>
>>> On 1/30/15, Darian Smith via Community-service
>>> <community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:
>>> Hi All:
>>>
>>>  I’m sure many of you are    returning from Washington Seminar having
>>> had
>>> a  successful experience educating our lawmakers on the issues that
>>> mean the most to us as blind americans, the issues  that when
>>> addressed will get us one step closer to living the lives we want.
>>> I was contemplating the idea of community service/ voluntarism and
>>> if involvement both  as individuals and as members of the NFB can somehow
>>> help
>>> those public servants on the “Hill”   gain an understanding of our true
>>> capacity and what we need to get to our ultimate end goal?
>>>   thoughts?
>>>   Darian
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>>
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>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>> (513) 607-6053
>>
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