[Nfbc-info] 2012 National Disability Policy Discussions

Serena Olsen olsen.serena at gmail.com
Fri Aug 17 17:00:51 UTC 2012

Greetings all,

It looks like my boss may be sending me as a representative for our
agency to be a part of this panel at the DNC.  I'm giving a shout out
to find out who else may be there and what hotels people are staying
at--it would be great to connect on and offline.  Contact me via
olsen.serena at gmail.com or text/call 831.917.5335 if you're going or
know someone who is.



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From: "Lewis, Anil" <ALewis at nfb.org>
Date: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 14:26:16 +0000
Subject: [Chapter-presidents] 2012 National Disability Policy Discussions
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2012 National Disability Policy Discussions
Education, Employment, and the Civil Rights of
People with Disabilities

"Ensuring Our Voices Are Heard in the Policy Discussion"

The National Federation of the Blind will be hosting policy
discussions on the education, employment, and civil rights of people
with disabilities during the upcoming Republican and Democratic
national conventions.  Public policies and laws affecting people with
disabilities have a profound impact throughout our entire society.
Most people know someone who has a disability.  It may be a friend, a
family member, or a coworker.  Many others will experience disability
at some point in their lives, especially as life expectancy increases.
 The social and economic consequences of disability therefore have
some impact on all of us.  Our nation's potential policy leaders will
be determined through the political process taking place at these
conventions, and we want to ensure that they are aware of our policy

Individuals who would like to participate on a policy panel should
contact Anil Lewis at Alewis at nfb.org<mailto:Alewis at nfb.org> or (410)
659-9314, extension 2374.

Limited seating is available.  Individuals wishing to attend either of
these events should RSVP as soon as possible by emailing
AHammerbacher at nfb.org<mailto:AHammerbacher at nfb.org>.

The location, date, and time of each forum are as follows:

Republican National Convention
Armani's at the Grand Hyatt Tampa Bay
2900 Bayport Drive, Tampa, FL 33607
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
6 p.m.-8 p.m.

Democratic National Convention
Charlotte City Club
121 West Trade Street# 3100, Charlotte, NC 28202
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
3 p.m.-5 p.m.

At this pivotal moment, when the policy leaders of this great nation
are being determined, it is essential that our voices are being heard.
 If you are attending either convention, you should be attending the
National Disability Policy Discussions.

Mr. Anil Lewis, M.P.A.
Director of Strategic Communications

"Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities"

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place
Baltimore, Maryland   21230

(410) 659-9314 ext. 2374 (Voice)
(410) 685-5653 (FAX)
Email: alewis at nfb.org<mailto:alewis at nfb.org>
Web: www.nfb.org<http://www.nfb.org>

Serena Olsen, MAIPS, NCLB
Braille Instructor & Employment Services Specialist, Lions Center for
the Blind (www.lbcenter.org)
Treasurer, NFBC East Bay (nfbc-east-bay at googlegroups.com)

"We are all born to be the hero of our own story." --Deepak Chopra

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