[nFBMI-Talk] Additional 620 Call to Action

J.J. Meddaugh jj at bestmidi.com
Wed Feb 14 18:22:22 UTC 2018


Hello. You likely have heard by now about the devastating effects of HR 
620, the ADA Education and Reform Act. We need you to make an additional 
important call to Congressman Moolenaar's office, who is one of two 
Michigan reps that is currently a cosponsor on this bill. Hearing from 
reps from Michigan will reinforce the negative implications of this bill 
and may help to persuade the Congressman from voting for the bill.


Congressman Moolenaar’s Washington office phone number is:
(202) 225 – 3561


Thank you for all you do to help us fight for equality in the NFB of 
Michigan.


On 2/13/2018 8:58 PM, Michael Powell via NFBMI-Talk wrote:
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> From: NFBNet-Members-List [mailto:nfbnet-members-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Hedtler-Gaudette, Dylan via NFBNet-Members-List
> Sent: Tuesday, February 13, 2018 2:41 PM
> To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org; nfb-legislative-directors at nfbnet.org; State Presidents
> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Urgent: Mobilize to Stop H.R. 620
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> Greetings fellow Federationists:
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> Many of you were already aware that H.R. 620, the “ADA Education and Reform Act of 2017,” was moving toward a vote in the House of Representatives this week. We have recently learned that vote is scheduled to take place this Thursday morning, February 15.
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> 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 on Thursday. We are encouraging all of our members to call, email, and contact their representatives via social media over the next two days. A high volume of contact from us will be especially critical on Wednesday, February 14th, the day before the vote. The more that members of Congress hear from us on that day, the harder it will be for them to forget our opposition as they cast their votes the next day.
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> 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.
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> These next two 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.
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> The important thing is that we, the National Federation of the Blind, make our voices heard loudly and often over the next two days.
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> 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.
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> Dear Representative [Last Name]:
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> My name is [blank] and 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.
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> Sincerely,
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> For any calls you make to your representative’s office, a similar script can be used.
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> Once again, thank you for all that you do to advance the legislative priorities of the blind.
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> Dylan Hedtler-Gaudette
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> 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
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> (410) 659-9314, extension 2210 | DHedtler-Gaudette at nfb.org
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