[nabs-l] Ausbun for First Vice Presidentt

David Dunphy discoduck221 at gmail.com
Mon May 15 18:40:21 UTC 2017

On 5/15/17, Michael Ausbun via NABS-L <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello NABS family:
> 	For those who do not know me, my name is Michael Ausbun, the current
> Secretary for the National Association of Blind Students (NABS)-a proud
> division of the National Federation of the Blind. I am a current student at
> our Louisiana Center for the Blind in Ruston, and this year will be my
> third
> consecutive national Convention. I will be running for the position of
> First
> Vice President at our fiftieth anniversary NABS business meeting this year!
> 	I recognize that through love, hope, and determination we the blind
> can transform dreams into reality. I have served as the vice president of
> our Nevada Affiliate, as a board member of NABS, and as a chapter
> president.
> Since last year, President Webster and I have worked hard to introduce a
> funding program for students to attend Washington Seminar, served as the
> legislative chair for NABS, obtained several letters of support from
> students across all 50 states, colleges, and congressional leaders, and
> done
> my upmost to contribute to offering the gift of the Federation to other
> students at 11 different state conventions including Nevada, Louisiana,
> Idaho, Texas, and Utah.
> 	If you were to provide me with the honor to continuing to serve you,
> my goals for the term would be:
> (1)	Work with president Webster, the rest of the board, and fellow
> students to ensure the passing of H.R. 1772, the Accessible Instructional
> Materials in higher Education act while gathering letters of support from
> all students in our 52 affiliates and as many universities as possible.
> (2)	Work with president Webster, the board, and fellow students to
> ensure as many students as possible continue to receive support and funding
> to attend Washington Seminar and National Convention.
> (3)	Continue to work on building the Student division and ensuring as
> many students across the nation are receiving the love of the Federation.
> (4)	Working to ensure that the needs of students are being met across
> the nation.
> (5)	Continuing to give my heart and soul to our movement.
> I look forward to seeing you all this summer. We still have a lot of work
> to
> do to gain equality, opportunity and security for blind students, but I
> know
> that together we can accomplish this task. I hope to have your support at
> the convention, but in the mean time I look forward to working with you
> all!
> As always, please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.
> Respectfully,
> Michael Ausbun, Secretary
> National Association of Blind Students
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