[nfbmi-talk] Fw: Legislative Alert-Urgent Action Needed Contacting Chairman Waxman's Office
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Fri Feb 26 21:35:41 UTC 2010
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From: Hartle, Jesse
Sent: Friday, February 26, 2010 1:16 PM
Subject: Legislative Alert-Urgent Action Needed Contacting Chairman Waxman's Office
I want to thank you for your hard work in building the cosponsor support for H.R. 734, the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act. Earlier this week we eclipsed the 200 cosponsor total on this important legislation for blind Americans. While this is a great accomplishment, we are still having trouble getting the chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce, Congressman Henry Waxman, to take steps to move our bill in this session of congress.
I am now asking you to contact Chairman Waxman's office next week, March 1-5, and urge him to hold hearings on H.R. 734.
This past week the chairman has held hearings related to the Toyota recalls, and his office needs to know that the right of blind Americans to travel safely and independently when we walk is just as important as the safety of those who travel by driving cars.
You can be connected to congressman Waxman's office by calling the Capitol switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
I want to thank you all in advance for your hard work next week. We are very close to accomplishing one of our legislative priorities from this past Washington Seminar, and only by working together can we fully achieve this goal. Please contact me with any questions; my contact information is listed below.
Jesse M. Hartle
Government Programs Specialist
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
Telephone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2233
E-mail: jhartle at nfb.org
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