[Nfbc-info] FYI FW: [Nfb-legislative-directors] It's Time to #FeedTheBookFamine

Michael Hingson mike at michaelhingson.com
Tue Nov 10 21:36:13 UTC 2015

Hi everyone,


Please make this a priority on Thursday. We have been waiting for the
Marrakesh Treaty for quite some time. Let's help the big push to make the
Treaty a reality. Thanks for your help. 



Best Regards,



Michael Hingson



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Subject: [Nfb-legislative-directors] It's Time to #FeedTheBookFamine


Howdy Legislative Directors,


As you know, we have been working diligently to urge the individuals who are
directly involved with the drafting of the Marrakesh Treaty ratification
package to wrap up their work promptly, so the package can be transmitted to
the Senate as soon as possible. Since March we have been hearing that this
was "imminent," and yet, the package has still not been sent over to the


In order to encourage the drafting process along, we are  reminding our
partners that it is time to #FeedTheBookFamine. On Thursday November 12,
2015, we are urging all of our members to tweet the following individuals to
remind them that people with disabilities want to read, and that the
Marrakesh Treaty will expand our access to books. There is a real
opportunity here to #FeedTheBookFamine!


Valerie Jarrett

Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs
and Public Engagement



Maria Town

Assistant Director, Office of Public Engagement



Cathy Novelli

Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment



Judith Heumann

Special Advisor for International Disability Rights



As Legislative Directors, I urge you to be active on Twitter Thursday.
Remind our partners that Americans with disabilities will strongly benefit
from this treaty. Below, please find some sample tweets, but also feel free
to create your own. Additionally, attached to this message is a Twitter 101
document which gives an overview of this social media platform, as well as
other tips and tricks to ensure this is a successful campaign. This document
was created by our very own Danielle Trevino, Coordinator for Social Media
and Member Engagement. 


As you craft your tweets be firm but polite, and please remember to use the
hash tag #FeedTheBookFamine.

If you have any questions prior to, or on Thursday, please do not hesitate
to reach out to me.


Let's go #FeedTheBookFamine so we can live the lives we want!




Gabe Cazares

Government Affairs Specialist

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street

At Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230

E:  <mailto:gcazares at nfb.org> gcazares at nfb.org

P: 410-659-9314 Ext. 2206

T: @gmcazares


The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles
between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want;
blindness is not what holds you back.


To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund
campaign, please visit  <http://www.nfb.org/ImaginingOurFuture>


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