[Nfbc-info] Fwd: Senate Committee Votes to Advance Marrakesh Treaty

Shannon Dillon shannonldillon at gmail.com
Sat May 26 23:44:21 UTC 2018



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> From: "National Federation of the Blind" <webmaster at nfb.org>
> Date: May 23, 2018 at 6:00:22 AM PDT
> To: Shannon Dillon <shannonldillon at gmail.com>
> Subject: Senate Committee Votes to Advance Marrakesh Treaty
> Reply-To: "National Federation of the Blind" <webmaster at nfb.org>
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> FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
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> Senate Committee Votes to Advance Marrakesh Treaty
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> National Federation of the Blind Commends Committee Vote
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> Washington, DC (May 22, 2018): The Foreign Relations Committee of the United States Senate voted unanimously today in favor of advancing the Marrakesh Treaty to the full Senate for its advice and consent. The National Federation of the Blind commends the vote.
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> “The National Federation of the Blind was a principal leader in the development and negotiation of the Marrakesh Treaty,” said Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “By allowing the worldwide production and exchange of accessible books, the treaty will dramatically increase the availability of knowledge to blind people everywhere. We commend the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for its favorable action today, and urge the full Senate to support the treaty so that the door to expanded literacy will be unlocked for millions of blind Americans.”
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> About the National Federation of the Blind
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> The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at www.nfb.org.
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> National Federation of the Blind
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