[NFBOH-Cleveland] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Legislative Alert - May 7, 2018

Cheryl Fields cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com
Tue May 8 16:50:14 UTC 2018

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From: Cheryl Fields <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 15:08:01 -0400
Subject: Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Legislative Alert - May 7, 2018
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From: "Pare, John via NFBNet-Members-List" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
Date: Mon, 7 May 2018 11:54:14 +0000
Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Legislative Alert - May 7, 2018
To: "nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>

Dear Fellow Federationists:

We are making great progress on all of our legislative issues,
especially the Marrakesh Treaty. We had a very successful hearing in
front of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee on Wednesday, April
18. Scott LaBarre did a fantastic job offering our testimony. You can
view the entire hearing at the following link:

The Senate Judiciary Committee will be voting on the Marrakesh
Implementation Act, S. 2559, this week on Thursday, May 10. We need to
build more cosponsor support for this bill before that date. Senator
Grassley is the bill sponsor and the current cosponsors are:
Bob Corker (TN)
Dianne Feinstein (CA)
Kamala Harris (CA)
Orrin Hatch (UT)
Patrick Leahy (VT)
Bob Menendez (NJ)

If your senator is not on this list please contact him or her and urge
them to cosponsor S. 2559, the Marrakesh Implementation Act.

We are also making excellent progress on the Access Technology
Affordability Act (ATAA) in both the House (sixty-one cosponsors) and
the Senate (ten cosponsors). The complete list of ATAA cosponsors is
included at the end of this email. If your representative is not on
this list, please urge them to cosponsor H.R. 1734, and if you don't
read your senators' names, please contact them and ask them to
cosponsor S. 732.

You can contact your senator or representative by calling the Capitol
Switchboard and asking for the office in question. The number is (202)
224-3121. If you email your senators or representative, please copy me
at JPare at nfb.org<mailto:JPare at nfb.org>.

It is critical that we move on this quickly, so please strive to make
your calls and send your emails as soon as possible.

I have also included a short sample ask that could be used for the items above:

"My name is [name] and I am a constituent of Senator [name]. I am
calling to encourage the Senator to cosponsor the Marrakesh
Implementation Act (S. 2559). The Marrakesh Implementation Act would
expand reading options for millions of blind and other Americans with
print disabilities. I also ask that the Senator/Representative
cosponsor S. 732/H.R. 1734, the Access Technology Affordability Act.
This bill will increase opportunities for blind Americans to get the
access technology they need to secure education and employment.

Thank you for your support of blind Americans.

[Your Name]"

Warm regards,


John G. Paré Jr.
Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy
(410) 659-9314, extension 2218 | Jpare at nfb.org<mailto:Jpare at nfb.org>

S. 732 Cosponsors:
Sen. Coons, Christopher A. [D-DE]
Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]
Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]
Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]
Sen. Peters, Gary C. [D-MI]
Sen. Blunt, Roy [R-MO]
Sen. Tester, Jon [D-MT]
Sen. Fischer, Deb [R-NE]
Sen. Shaheen, Jeanne [D-NH]
Sen. Inhofe, James M. [R-OK]

H.R. 1734 Cosponsors:
Rep. Young, Don [R-AK-At Large]
Rep. Grijalva, Raul M. [D-AZ-3]
Rep. O'Halleran, Tom [D-AZ-1]
Rep. Sinema, Kyrsten [D-AZ-9]
Rep. Khanna, Ro [D-CA-17]
Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]
Rep. Napolitano, Grace F. [D-CA-32]
Rep. Roybal-Allard, Lucille [D-CA-40]
Rep. Schiff, Adam B. [D-CA-28]
Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]
Rep. Torres, Norma J. [D-CA-35]
Rep. Larson, John B. [D-CT-1]
Rep. Norton, Eleanor Holmes [D-DC-At Large]
Rep. Bilirakis, Gus M. [R-FL-12]
Rep. Demings, Val Butler [D-FL-10]
Rep. Lawson, Al, Jr. [D-FL-5]
Rep. Mast, Brian J. [R-FL-18]
Rep. Posey, Bill [R-FL-8]
Rep. Ros-Lehtinen, Ileana [R-FL-27]
Rep. Gabbard, Tulsi [D-HI-2]
Rep. Hanabusa, Colleen [D-HI-1]
Rep. Davis, Danny K. [D-IL-7]
Rep. Davis, Rodney [R-IL-13]
Rep. Foster, Bill [D-IL-11]
Rep. Gutierrez, Luis V. [D-IL-4]
Rep. Kelly, Robin L. [D-IL-2]
Rep. Quigley, Mike [D-IL-5]
Rep. Rush, Bobby L. [D-IL-1]
Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
Rep. Messer, Luke [R-IN-6]
Rep. Visclosky, Peter J. [D-IN-1]
Rep. Blum, Rod [R-IA-1]
Rep. Loebsack, David [D-IA-2]
Rep. Barr, Andy [R-KY-6]
Rep. Yarmuth, John A. [D-KY-3]
Rep. Poliquin, Bruce [R-ME-2]
Rep. Raskin, Jamie [D-MD-8]
Rep. Ruppersberger, C. A. Dutch [D-MD-2]
Rep. Capuano, Michael E. [D-MA-7]
Rep. McGovern, James P. [D-MA-2]
Rep. Moulton, Seth [D-MA-6]
Rep. Tsongas, Niki [D-MA-3]
Rep. Ellison, Keith [D-MN-5]
Rep. Nolan, Richard M. [D-MN-8]
Rep. Peterson, Collin C. [D-MN-7]
Rep. Cleaver, Emanuel [D-MO-5]
Rep. Kihuen, Ruben J. [D-NV-4]
Rep. Rosen, Jacky [D-NV-3]
Rep. Titus, Dina [D-NV-1]
Rep. Lujan, Ben Ray [D-NM-3]
Rep. King, Peter T. [R-NY-2]
Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]
Rep. Ryan, Tim [D-OH-13]
Rep. Stivers, Steve [R-OH-15]
Rep. Evans, Dwight [D-PA-2]
Rep. Meehan, Patrick [R-PA-7]
Rep. Smucker, Lloyd [R-PA-16]
Rep. Thompson, Glenn [R-PA-5]
Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
Rep. O'Rourke, Beto [D-TX-16]
Rep. Pocan, Mark [D-WI-2]


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Wishing You All the Best,

Cheryl E. Fields

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life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
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--D. Elton Trueblood

Wishing You All the Best,

Cheryl E. Fields

A man has made at least a start on discovering the meaning of human
life when he plants shade trees under which he knows full well he will
never sit.
--D. Elton Trueblood

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