[Nfbmo] Fw: Meeting Last Week

Gary Wunder gwunder at earthlink.net
Thu Mar 4 03:02:42 UTC 2010

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----- Original Message ----- 
From: Shelia Wright 
To: 'Gary Wunder' 
Cc: Debbie Wunder 
Sent: Wednesday, March 03, 2010 6:21 PM
Subject: FW: Meeting Last Week




From: Gabel, Alyson [mailto:Alyson.Gabel at mail.house.gov] 
Sent: Tuesday, March 02, 2010 11:24 AM
To: sbwright95 at att.net
Subject: RE: Meeting Last Week


Ms. Wright:


Thanks so much for your email and my apologies to you for my much-delayed response.  I wanted to let you know that the Congressman has, indeed, agreed to sign on to H.R. 734, the Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act.  We're happy to be on board as a supporter.  


The Congressman is still taking a look at H.R. 4533, the Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind.  Of course, if he has any questions at all, I will be sure to let you know.

Once again, my thanks to you for the follow-up.  Look forward to continuing to work together. 


Best wishes,


Alyson Gabel 

Legislative Assistant | U.S. Representative Blaine Luetkemeyer

1118 Longworth House Office Building | Washington, D.C. 20515

Phone: (202) 225-2956 | Fax: (202) 225-5712



From: Shelia Wright [mailto:sbwright95 at att.net] 
Sent: Thursday, February 11, 2010 6:47 PM
To: Gabel, Alyson
Subject: Meeting Last Week


Hello Ali,

Representatives of the National Federation of the Blind of Missouri and our members from the Ninth Congressional District were pleased to have the opportunity to meet with Congressman Luetkemeyer last week. It was good to see him again and we were pleased to have an opportunity to meet you.


As Rep. Luetkemeyer is already a Cosponsor of H.R.886, there are only two issues I want to follow-up on. 


The first is H.R. 734 The Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act which would address the problem that hybrid and quiet cars pose for pedestrians, especially we who depend solely on the sound of vehicles to allow us to travel safely and independently. If we do not have this ability, it will be difficult for us to work and carryout our business in the community. I don't recall us mentioning that Emily Khoury is the contact person in Rep. Towns office handling the bill but thought this information would be helpful to you. 


During our meeting we referred to H.R.4533 The Technology Bill of Rights for the Blind which had just been introduced by Rep. jan Schacowsky. I believe that Rep. Luetkemeyer indicated that he would take a look at this bill and it seemed like he may well be willing to support it. 


I wanted to touch base with you to see if you nneeded any additional information to assist Rep. Luetkemeyer with evaluating either bill to determine if he could indeed become a cosponsor.


Thanks Again,

Shelia B. Wright, First Vice President

National Federation of the Blind of Missouri


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