[Nfbc-info] Obama disability fund raiser in the bay area in September!

Deepa Goraya deepa.goraya at gmail.com
Wed Aug 29 01:29:06 UTC 2012

Dear NFB of California:

I am writing to you in my personal capacity to invite your attendance and
support at a civil rights and disability community event in San Francisco to
help re-elect President Obama.

My journey thus far as a blind individual has convinced me that equal
opportunity and full integration for all Americans is of paramount
importance.  The progress that the Obama administration has made towards
obtaining equal opportunities for people with disabilities is astounding:
thousands of jobs created, legislation passed or underway, and protection
for supports and services that are critical to our community.

I am helping to organize an official campaign event that aims to raise funds
to support the President's election, and to raise the profile of the bay
area community.  The San Francisco event will be one of many disability fund
raisers across the country from Washington DC, to Los Angeles and elsewhere
in an effort to show our solidarity, power and strength as we work towards a
bright inclusive future.

The San Francisco Obama Victory Fund event will take place on September 12,
with surrogate Valerie Jarrett, and hopefully, a special guest or two as
well.  Ms. Jarrett is senior advisor to President Obama, and has much to
share with us about the accomplishments of the administration to date, and
our hopes and plans for the future.  The event will take place from 5:30 to
7:30 PM at Local Union 261:
3271 18th Street, between Shotwell and Van Ness.

For now, I need your commitment to stand with the Bay area disability
community in support of this event.  You may participate as a participating
chair (by raising $2,500), a host (by raising $1,000), both of which will
place your name on the official invitation. or you can purchase individual
tickets to attend the event at $100 each.  Even if you cannot attend, you
can still donate any amount.  You can register and donate online at
Reception. Important: before you hit the "donate now" button, please write
my name (Deepa Goraya) in the box when you see the question, "Who encouraged
you to make this contribution." That way I can keep a tally of how much I
have raised.

Please respond to this e-mail with your desired level of participation,
address, occupation and employer (for vetting by the DNC).  We hope to
include your name on our invitation, to inspire our friends in the Bay area
to join us.  Your support is critically important, and deeply meaningful.
Also, please pass this on to your friends and family and encourage them to
attend and contribute!

Thank you for your support.  I look forward to hearing from you soon.

With gratitude,

Deepa Goraya

Deepa.goraya at gmail.com

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