[NFBMO] Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Rest Commercialization Letter

David Andrews dandrews at visi.com
Sun May 20 22:04:14 UTC 2018

The thinking has been that in time we will reach 
true equality, but we are not there yet, so some 
alterations may be necessary to level the playing field.

With our unemployment rate what it is, etc., it 
would be hard to make the case that we have reached a level playing field.


At 04:48 PM 5/20/2018, you wrote:
>Maybe not but why should blind get special 
>treatment if one of the ideals of the NFB is 
>that blind people can and should be treated no 
>differently than other people. -----Original 
>Message----- From: Carol Coulter Sent: Sunday, 
>May 20, 2018 3:52 PM To: NFB of Missouri Mailing 
>List Cc: david hertweck Subject: Re: [NFBMO] 
>Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Rest Commercialization Letter 
>There is no way a blind individual could compete 
>with the large companies that set up these rest 
>stop plazas. Carol Coulter On Sun, May 20, 2018 
>at 10:35 AM, david hertweck via NFBMO 
><nfbmo at nfbnet.org> wrote: Think this maybe a 
>good thing why should not blind people compeat 
>on a level playing field.  In this way true 
>respect is earned. -----Original Message----- 
>From: Gene Fleeman via NFBMO Sent: Saturday, May 
>19, 2018 7:23 PM To: NFB of Missouri Mailing 
>List Cc: Gene Fleeman Subject: [NFBMO] Fwd: Fw: 
>Fwd: Rest Commercialization Letter Please read 
>the email below and go to the link to fill in 
>your name, email, and phone no. to send to your 
>Senators and Representatives in Congress. 
>Remember to ask send this to your friends and 
>ask them to do so as well. Thank you, Gene 
>Fleeman, Second Vice President National 
>Federation of the Blind of MO 
>http://www.nfbmo.org/ fsPresident, MO Assoc. of 
>Blind Merchants *http://www.nfbmo.org/node/65 
><http://www.nfbmo.org/node/65>* (573)-855-9667 
>gfleeman55 at gmail.com Live the life you want 
>---------- Forwarded message ---------- From: 
>Gene Fleeman <hero.diningservices at yahoo.com> 
>Date: Thu, May 17, 2018 at 6:28 PM Subject: Fw: 
>Fwd: Rest Commercialization Letter To: Sharon 
>Fleeman <gfleeman55 at gmail.com> *National 
>Association of Blind Merchants* *Let Congress 
>Hear From You: Just Say No to Rest Area 
>Commercialization* President Trump has asked 
>Congress to pass legislation that will allow 
>states to create private / public partnerships 
>to commercialize the interstate rest areas. If 
>Congress does pass such legislation, several 
>hundred blind entrepreneurs will lose their 
>livelihoods as travel plazas with fast food 
>establishments and other retail outlets replace 
>their vending machines. The National Association 
>of Blind Merchants joins other national 
>organizations such as the National Association 
>of Truck Stop Operators, National Association of 
>Convenience Stores, and National Automatic 
>Merchandising Association in opposing such 
>legislation. Congress needs to hear from every 
>blind entrepreneur in the country as well as 
>their friends and families. Congress needs to 
>know how such legislation will impact the lives 
>of blind people. Click on 
>congress/write, fill in your contact 
>information, and hit “Submit.” A letter from 
>you will be generated and sent to both of your 
>U.S. Senators and your member in the House of 
>Representatives. Then ask your friends and 
>families to do the same. Post it on social 
>media. Let’s generate thousands of letters. 
>*The National Federation of the Blind knows that 
>blindness is not the characteristic that defines 
>you or your future. Every day we raise the 
>expectations of blind people, because low 
>expectations create obstacles between blind 
>people and our dreams. You can live the life you 
>want; blindness is not what holds you back.*

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