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

david hertweck david.hertweck at sbcglobal.net
Mon May 21 00:37:13 UTC 2018

Good points, but the more we can do in the quote standard playing field the 
Thanks for the discussion.

.  ,

-----Original Message----- 
From: David Andrews via NFBMO
Sent: Sunday, May 20, 2018 5:04 PM
To: NFB of Missouri Mailing List
Cc: David Andrews
Subject: Re: [NFBMO] Fwd: Fw: Fwd: Rest Commercialization Letter

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 https://nfb.constituentvoice. 
>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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