[Nfbc-info] call for action

Lisamaria Martinez, NOMC lmartinez217 at gmail.com
Thu Nov 13 19:08:54 UTC 2008

Fellow Federationists, 


As many of you have been hearing, California has significant budget issues. The State Legislature has been called into special session to discuss a series of budget cuts and new taxes the Governor has proposed. On the cuts side, the blind community has been threatened by cuts to programs such as SSI, Medi-Cal, and IHSS that will dramatically impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of blind Californians. Attached is a brief explanation of a few of the most dangerous cuts. We are calling upon you to reach out to your State Senator and Assemblyman immediately. Hearings to discuss these cuts will commence on Friday 11/14, and the Federation must act today. The information below is designed to provide you background knowledge of the issues and the NFBC's official stance. To contact your Legislators, go to: 




Please call and email. The attachment is also meant as a fact sheet that can be faxed or emailed to your legislature. In addition to your local representatives, please also contact: 

State President Pro Tem Don Perata D.-Oakland 

Capitol Office:

Phone:  (916) 651-4009
Fax:  (916) 327-1997
District Office:

Phone:  (510) 286-1333
Fax:  (510) 286-3885

Assembly Speaker Karen Bass D.-LA County

Capitol Office: 
Phone: (916) 319-2047
Fax: (916) 319-2147
District Office: 
Phone: (323) 937-4747
Fax: (323) 937-3466

Assembly Republican Leader Mike Villines R.-Clovis

Capitol Office: 
Phone: (916) 319-2029
Fax: (916) 319-2129
Fresno District Office: 
Phone: (559) 446-2029
Fax: (559) 446-2028


Governor Schwarzenegger's State Office:

Phone: 916-445-2841
Fax: 916-558-3160 

Thanks for all your hard work in changing what it means to be blind.

Respectfully Yours. 
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