[Nfbc-info] ADA town ahll in Oakland ca

ckrugman at sbcglobal.net ckrugman at sbcglobal.net
Mon Oct 19 19:57:43 UTC 2009

Subject: Mon, Oct 26: ADA AA Town Hall in Oakland, CA

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC)
and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) Civil Rights Division
announce a full-day

Town Hall Listening Session
Monday, October 26, 2009
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
California Endowment
1111 Broadway, 7th floor
Oakland, CA 94607

This is the first of a series of forums for public input being held
throughout the country in coming weeks to obtain direct input from the
business/employer communities as well as the disability and disability
advocacy community on EEOC's proposed regulations under the ADA
Amendments Act of 2008 (ADAAA).

Presided over by EEOC's Acting Chair, Stuart J. Ishimaru, Acting Vice
Chair, Christine Griffin, and Commissioner Constance S. Barker, as well
as DOJ's Deputy Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights, Samuel
Bagenstos, Counsel to the Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights,
Mazen Baswari, and Chief of the Disability Rights Section of the Civil
Rights Division, John Wodatch, the Town Hall Listening Session is an
opportunity for these officials to hear directly from stakeholders of
all perspectives on the proposed regulations.

Five-minute time slots to address the panel will be available from 9:00
a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Some of the slots will be available on an advance
registration basis and some on first-come, first-served sign up basis at
the event. Members of the public are also invited to attend and view
the proceedings, with space available on a first-come, first-served

As a reasonable accommodation, there will be limited availability to
provide public input by telephone. To request this accommodation you
must register in advance.

Individuals representing themselves or organizations are urged to take
advantage of this opportunity to provide input on the EEOC's Notice of
Proposed Rulemaking which can be viewed, along with a
question-and- answer guide, at 

For more information, or to register as a speaker, please contact

Linda Li at 415-625-5618
(TTY 415-625-5610)
Linda.Li at ...

Sign Language Interpreters, CART, and assistive listening devices will
please email Elisa.gonzalez. ctr at ... Please let her know what
you need and the location (city) of the event you will be attending.

Both EEOC and DOJ want to encourage all individuals and organizations
who cannot attend this event to make sure you submit comments and
attachments electronically at 
ons.gov, the Federal
eRulemaking Portal. The ID # is 3046-AA85. Written comments may also be
submitted to Stephen Llewellyn, Executive Secretariat, EEOC, 131 M
Street, NE., Suite 4NW08R, Room 6NE03F, Washington, DC 20507. Comments
may be transmitted by facsimile ("FAX'') machine by dialing (202)
663-4114. (This is not a toll-free number.) Only comments of six or
fewer pages will be accepted via FAX transmittal. Comments must be
submitted on or before November 23, 2009.
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Please forward as appropriate - we are truly seeking comment from the
public, from business and employers as well as the disability and
disability advocacy community. Thank you.

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