[Nfbc-info] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Urgent Call To Action: Stopping H.R. 620

Shannon Dillon shannonldillon at gmail.com
Tue Feb 13 11:39:25 UTC 2018

Good morning,
Please follo the directions in the email below to call, email, and
contact your representatives via social media February 13, 14 and 15
and let them know you oppose H.R 620. All the information is in the
email below. The vote will take place February 14 or 15. Please make
your calls and send emails.
Shannon Dillon

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From: "Hedtler-Gaudette, Dylan via NFBNet-Members-List"
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Date: Fri, 9 Feb 2018 21:39:45 +0000
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Urgent Call To Action: Stopping H.R. 620
To: "nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>

Greetings fellow Federationists:

Many of you are already aware that H.R. 620, the "ADA Education and
Reform Act of 2017," is moving towards a vote in the House of
Representatives next week. This vote is likely to happen on Wednesday,
February 14 or Thursday, February 15.

In light of these developments, the National Federation of the Blind
is mobilizing to reiterate our strong opposition to this bill leading
up to the vote next week. We are encouraging all of our members to
call, email, and contact their representatives via social media over
the next few days.

The contact information, including office phone numbers, email
addresses, and social media handles can be found on the website of
each member of Congress. You can also call the Capitol Hill
Switchboard at (202) 224-3121 to be connected directly to the
Washington, DC office of your member of Congress.

These next few days are critical for us if we hope to stop the
momentum of this bill. We laid the foundation of this work at our
Washington Seminar and this next phase represents the crucial
follow-up effort that may very well help stop this bill and make sure
that civil rights for the blind are not set back by thirty years.

We suggest the following schedule of advocacy:

Monday, February 12: Phone calls to your representative
Tuesday, February 13: Social media blasts (tweets, and Facebook posts,
etc.) at your representative
Wednesday, February 14: Phone calls, emails, and social media blasts
Thursday, February 15 (the likely day of the vote): More calls,
emails, and social media blasts

Please note that these are just suggested approaches and timelines.
The important thing is that we, the National Federation of the Blind,
make our voices heard loudly and often over the next few days.

Please see below for a sample email that can be used when emailing
your members of Congress. Remember, these messages do not need to be
long or detailed. In fact, short and to the point is often the best
way to go.

Dear Representative [Last Name]:

My name is [blank] and I am one of your constituents. I live in
[city], [state]. I am writing to you today to urge you to vote no on
H.R. 620, the "ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017." This bill will
diminish the rights of blind people by eroding the foundation of the
Americans with Disabilities Act.


[Your name]
[Street address]
[Phone number]

For any calls you make to your representative's office, a similar
script can be used.

Once again, thank you for all that you do to advance the legislative
priorities of the blind.



Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette
Government Affairs Specialist
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, extension 2210 |
DHedtler-Gaudette at nfb.org<mailto:DHedtler-Gaudette at nfb.org>

[National Federation of the Blind]<https://nfb.org/>

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<https://twitter.com/NFB_Voice>     [Youtube]

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friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation's blind.
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