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

Darian Smith dsmithnfb at gmail.com
Fri Jan 30 23:05:42 UTC 2015


Gabe’s e-mail is  gcazares10 at gmail.com <mailto:gcazares10 at gmail.com>, I believe.
 hth 
> On Jan 30, 2015, at 1:45 PM, Marianne Denning via Community-service <community-service at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> Franks, that would be great.  My email is Marianne at denningweb.com <mailto:Marianne at denningweb.com>
> 
> On 1/30/15, franks.jonathan13 at gmail.com <mailto:franks.jonathan13 at gmail.com><franks.jonathan13 at gmail.com <mailto: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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>>> Marianne Denning, TVI, MA
>>> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
>>> (513) 607-6053
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> Teacher of students who are blind or visually impaired
> (513) 607-6053
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