[Nfbc-info] Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida to receive Distinguished Legislative Service Award at Washington Seminar

Danielsen, Chris CDanielsen at nfb.org
Sat Jan 30 06:46:33 UTC 2010

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As you know, our Washington Seminar is fast approaching.  On 
Wednesday, February 3, it is extremely important that you attend the 
5:00 p.m. meeting because we will have a special 
guest.  Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz of Florida will 
receive a Distinguished Legislative Service Award for her leadership 
in securing funding for the Digital Talking Book program of the 
Library of Congress. Congresswoman Wasserman Schultz is a 
subcommittee chairperson and Chief Deputy Whip in the United States 
House of Representatives. Please make a point to attend this meeting 
and express your sincere appreciation for all that she has done to 
create opportunity for blind Americans.  Congresswoman Wasserman 
Schultz is also a cosponsor of the Blind Persons Return to Work Act 
and the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act, and we believe that she 
will soon sign on as a cosponsor of the Technology Bill of Rights for 
the Blind.  Please join us in honoring this great supporter and 
friend of America's blind.

If you're not already in Washington on Wednesday but live in the 
District or in Virginia or Maryland, please make an effort to be at 
the Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, to attend this special 
presentation.  If you live in Maryland or can get to the National 
Center for the Blind in Baltimore, there will be transportation on 
Wednesday afternoon to the Holiday Inn Capitol for this important 
gathering.  If you would like to utilize this transportation option, 
please contact Scott White by calling (410) 659-9314, extension 2231, 
or e-mailing <mailto:swhite at nfb.org>swhite at nfb.org.  Please let Scott 
know by the close of business on Monday, February 1, if you plan to 
use this transportation option.  Transportation will leave the 
National Center for the Blind promptly at 2:45 p.m. and return to the 
Center at approximately 8 p.m.  Please be sure to arrive at the 
Center no later than 2:30 p.m. so that the van(s) can depart on 
time.  If you will already be at Washington Seminar, please make a 
point of being in the Columbia Room at 5 p.m.  The gathering will 
last until approximately 6:30 p.m.  I hope to see you in Washington.


Chris Danielsen

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