[NFBMO] FW: [NFB-Legislative-Directors] Legislative Alert - The Access Technology Affordability Act

Dennis Miller millerdennis893 at gmail.com
Wed Sep 29 18:44:53 UTC 2021



From: NFB-Legislative-Directors [mailto:nfb-legislative-directors-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Kaloc, Jeff via NFB-Legislative-Directors
Sent: Wednesday, September 29, 2021 1:41 PM
To: nfb-legislative-directors at nfbnet.org
Cc: Kaloc, Jeff
Subject: [NFB-Legislative-Directors] Legislative Alert - The Access Technology Affordability Act


Good afternoon:


Wanted to provide an update for the Access Technology Affordability Act. This week two senators and one member of Congress have cosponsored the bill! This brings our current totals to 27 Senate cosponsors and 114 House cosponsors. Senator Klobuchar, Chairwoman of the Senate Rules and Administration committee and Senator Cortez Masto from the Senate Finance committee have cosponsored the bill. Rep. Morelle from New York has also cosponsored the legislation. Thank you to our affiliates from Minnesota, Nevada, and New York for your hard work!


As I mentioned weeks prior, we are closing in to getting the Access Technology Affordability Act passed into law. It has been included in the House Reconciliation legislation but it is important to keep advocating for the bill so it remains in the Senate version. That being said, it is critically important to reach out to your Senators to gain support. Having these Senators cosponsor the bill is critical to it remaining in the reconciliation bill. We must move quickly and place a sense of urgency on this task as the House and Senate continue to negotiate the provisions of the overall package.  By reaching out to your Senator for support, this will greatly improve the likelihood that we will be able to keep the Access Technology Affordability Act in the reconciliation bill.


When you call or email, you might say the following:


"Hello, my name is [YOUR NAME], and I am a constituent of [SENATOR NAME]. I live in [CITY, STATE]. I would like to urge [SENATOR NAME] to cosponsor the Access Technology Affordability Act, S. 212. This legislation removes an employment barrier commonly experienced by blind Americans who cannot afford the high cost of access technology by creating a refundable tax credit in the amount of $2,000 to offset the cost of this technology.




You can contact your member of Congress by calling the Capitol Switchboard and asking for the office in question. The number is 202-224-3121. If you email your senators, please copy Jeff Kaloc at jkaloc at nfb.org. Your calls and emails do make a difference.


It is best to call or email the relevant staff person in your member of Congress's office. For your convenience, attached in the word document is the name of the staffer and his/her email address.


Thank you for all that you do,


Jeff Kaloc

Governmental Affairs Specialist

200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230

410-659-9314, extension 2206 | jkaloc at nfb.org 


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