[Nfbmo] FW: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Legal Concerns About the Goodwill Informational Protest

Gary Wunder GWunder at earthlink.net
Mon Aug 20 14:36:24 UTC 2012

I trust all chapters have made arrangements for some kind of informational
protest given all the buzz on the chapter presidents list. This may allay
some concerns I have heard expressed.


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbaffiliatepresidents-bounces at nfbnet.org
[mailto:nfbaffiliatepresidents-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Lewis, Anil
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2012 7:56 AM
To: Affiliate Presidents (nfbaffiliatepresidents at nfbnet.org); NFB Chapter
Presidents discussion list (chapter-presidents at nfbnet.org)
Subject: [NFBAffiliatePresidents] Legal Concerns About the Goodwill
Informational Protest


                I have received several inquiries about legal concerns
related to our Goodwill Informational Protest.

We are conducting our informational protests to provide information to the
general public about the unfair, discriminatory, immoral practice of paying
people with disabilities less than the federal minimum wage.  We are
exercising our right to free speech.  We are not soliciting, nor are we
denying customers access to any establishments.

I encourage you to contact your local police precinct to let them know you
will be conducting "Informational" protest, distributing flyers, and
educating the general public.  They will let you know if there are any
specific legal requirements regarding location, distance, or the need for
special permits.

We are encouraging you to register your protest location with me as soon as
possible so that we can be prepared if a need for local legal representation

The following is a created strategy provided by Michelle Clark, a dedicated
Chapter President and member of the NFB of Maryland.  I think it is a great

chapter-presidents-bounces at nfbnet.org<mailto:chapter-presidents-bounces at nfbn
[mailto:chapter-presidents-bounces at nfbnet.org]<mailto:[mailto:chapter-presid
ents-bounces at nfbnet.org]> On Behalf Of Michelle Clark
Sent: Wednesday, August 15, 2012 3:16 AM
To: 'NFB Chapter Presidents discussion list'
Subject: Re: [Chapter-presidents] Finding a Way to Make a Difference

Hi Anil,

When we met for our strategy session for the protest here in Maryland, the
question came up about Goodwill Stores being in  shopping centers. What if
management of the center has a problem with us?   I thought of if a Dollar
type store was in the shopping center, buy something there for one dollar.
If there are problems, just show your bag.

What are your thoughts on this?


Mr. Anil Lewis, M.P.A.
"Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities"

NFBAffiliatePresidents mailing list
NFBAffiliatePresidents at nfbnet.org

More information about the NFBMO mailing list