[New-hampshire-students] See if thissurprisesyou!Fw:SchedulingRequest

trishs slosser at metrocast.net
Mon Feb 16 10:53:30 UTC 2009

These people, and their ideas of power and the responsibilities 
that go with it!  He's obviously more interested in others who 
probably contribute more toward his "on high" seat!

> ----- Original Message -----
>From: "Marie Johnson" <jomar2000 at comcast.net
>To: "NFB of New Hampshire Student List" 
<new-hampshire-students at nfbnet.org
>Date sent: Mon, 16 Feb 2009 00:28:58 -0500
>Subject: Re: [New-hampshire-students] See if 

>Hi Trish, sorry for not responding sooner, but was in DC and had 
no computer
>with me.
>Yah, he's moving up alright.  Hope his footing is great!
>I hope he pays more attention as Senator than he does as 

>----- Original Message -----
>From: "trishs" <slosser at metrocast.net
>To: "NFB of New Hampshire Student List" 
<new-hampshire-students at nfbnet.org
>Sent: Friday, February 06, 2009 5:06 PM
>Subject: Re: [New-hampshire-students] See if this

>I've heard a recent  radeo interview with him.  He's moving
>further up the political ladder, and "as far as I can see"
>further away from us!

>> ----- Original Message -----
>>From: " Johnson" <jomar2000 at comcast.net
>>To: "NFB of New Hampshire Student List"
><new-hampshire-students at nfbnet.org
>>Date sent: Thu, 5 Feb 2009 14:35:43 -0500
>>Subject: Re: [New-hampshire-students] See if this surprises

>>Hi Trish, nice to see you in my in box.  Thanks for the vote.
>Maybe I'm just
>>being too harsh, but I believe he should be more aware of how the
>>community feels about its own concerns.  After all, we pay his
>salary and
>>keep him where he is, so shouldn't he be held to some kind of
>>My 2 cents!

>>----- Original Message -----
>>From: "trishs" <slosser at metrocast.net
>>To: "NFB of New Hampshire Student List"
><new-hampshire-students at nfbnet.org
>>Sent: Tuesday, February 03, 2009 5:19 AM
>>Subject: Re: [New-hampshire-students] See if this surprises you!

>>Absolutely send the letter!

>>> ----- Original Message -----
>>>From: "Marie Johnson" <jomar2000 at comcast.net
>>>To: "New Hampshire NFB State Affiliate Board"
>><nh-board at nfbnet.org
>>>Date sent: Fri, 30 Jan 2009 19:25:57 -0500
>>>Subject: [New-hampshire-students] See if this surprises you! Fw:

>>>Scheduling RequestBelow is a reply that I just received and
>>thought I would share it with all of you for your feedback.
>>>As usual,  it comes as no shock to me to hear that he doesn't
>>have the time nor the desire to meet with any of us for the 3rd
>>>year in a row.  He hasn't supported the quiet car legislation
>>either, so can someone, anyone, tell me who voted Hoad back into
>>Congress and why they did so?
>>>Is it worth the trouble to meet with his aid and wonder if she
>>even addresses our concerns with him?
>>>Should we chalk him up as a lost cause?
>>>Should the affiliate compose a letter of concern in regards to
>>his indifference?

>>>----- Original Message -----
>>>From: Mayer, Jesse
>>>To: jomar2000 at comcast.net
>>>Cc: Levin, Sarah
>>>Sent: Friday, January 30, 2009 3:45 PM
>>>Subject: Scheduling Request

>>>Hi Marie-

>>>Thank you for your request to meet with Congressman Paul Hodes.
>>Unfortunately, due to the Congressman's hectic schedule, he will
>>be unavailable for a meeting.  However, I am cc'ing the
>>appropriate staff member, Sarah Levin, who can set up a meeting
>>with you, and brief the Congressman at a later time.  Again,
>>thank you for your request.



>>>    Hello Luke,

>>>    My name is Marie Johnson and I am the current President of
>>the New Hampshire Affiliate of the National Federation of the
>>Blind.  We actually made connections last year for the purpose of
>>scheduling our annual trip to Washington.

>>>    A group of us will be traveling to Washington again this year
>>in hopes of  meeting with Congressman Hoad to present our
>>concerns and seek his support.  I would like to schedule an
>>appointment for Tuesday February 10.  I have pasted below a
>>summary of the concerns we would like to discuss with the
>>Congressman, for his convenience and reference.

>>>    I can be reached at either my home phone; 603 225-7917 or my
>>cell phone number; 603 524-1945, or by email at
>>jomar2000 at comcast.net.

>>>    Thanks for your prompt attention to this request  I look
>>forward to hearing from you in the near future and greatly
>>appreciate your time.

>>>    Marie Johnson, President

>>>    NFB NH State Affiliate

>>>    1.      We urge Congress to ensure the safety of blind and
>>other pedestrians by passing the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement
>>Act.  This legislation would require the U.S.  Secretary of
>>Transportation to:

>>>      ·        Begin a study within ninety days of its enactment
>>to determine the most practical means of assuring that blind and
>>other pedestrians receive essentially similar information to what
>>they now receive from sound emitted by internal combustion

>>>      ·        Determine the minimum amount of sound necessary to
>>offer sufficient information for blind pedestrians to make safe
>>travel judgments based on appropriate scientific research and
>>consultation with blind Americans and other affected groups;

>>>      ·        Within two years of beginning the study,
>>promulgate a motor vehicle safety standard to address the needs
>>of blind and other pedestrians by requiring either a minimum
>>level of sound or an equally effective means of providing the
>>same information as is available from hearing internal combustion
>>engines; and

>>>      ·        Apply the standard to all motor vehicles
>>manufactured or sold in the United States beginning no later than
>>two years after the date it is promulgated.

>>>    2.      We urge Congress to work with blind Americans to
>>create a Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind that mandates
>>consumer electronics, home appliances, and office equipment to
>>provide user interfaces that are accessible through nonvisual
>>means.  This legislation should:

>>>      ·        Mandate that all consumer electronics, home
>>appliances, and office equipment be designed so that blind people
>>can access the same functions as sighted people through nonvisual
>>means and with substantially equivalent ease of use;

>>>      ·        Create a commission comprised of essential
>>stakeholders to establish standards for nonvisual accessibility
>>of electronic devices intended for use in the home or office;

>>>        ·        Endow the commission with enforcement powers or
>>locate it within a government agency having such powers; and

>>>        ·        Authorize it to reexamine and rewrite standards
>>to keep pace with the evolution of consumer electronic

>>>    3.      We urge Congress to promote and facilitate the
>>transition by blind Americans from recipients of Social Security
>>Disability Insurance benefits to income-earning, taxpaying,
>>productive members of the American workforce by enacting
>>legislation to:

>>>      ·        Replace the monthly earnings penalty with a
>>graduated 3-for-1 phase-out (i.e., a $1 reduction in benefits for
>>each $3 earned above the limit);

>>>      ·        Replace the monthly earnings test with an
>>annualized earnings test with an amount equal to twelve times.
>>Substantial Gainful Activity amount; and

>>>      ·        Establish an impairment-related work expense
>>deduction for blind Social Security Disability Insurance
>>beneficiaries equal to the amount applicable for this deduction
>>when determining an appropriate income subsidy under Medicare
>>Part D or 16.3 percent of earnings, whichever is greater
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