[NFBOK-Talk] FW: [NFB-Legislative-Directors] #IDPD15: Another Opportunity to Talk About the Marrakesh Treaty

Jeannie Massay jmassay1 at cox.net
Tue Dec 1 23:11:40 UTC 2015

Please help out with the below. Both of our Senators have Twitter. Their
handles are as follows:

Senator Jim Inhofe: @jiminhofe

Senator James Lankford: @SenatorLankford

Our voices matter but only as much as we make them heard. Put good use to
the collective voice of action! Tweet and post to your Facebook about the
treaty and what we need to happen. 

Thanks, as always for your help  and commitment, 




Jeannie Massay, President

National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma 

Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org <mailto:Jeannie.massay at nfbok.org>  





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Subject: [NFB-Legislative-Directors] #IDPD15: Another Opportunity to Talk
About the Marrakesh Treaty


Howdy Fellow Federationists,

I hope y'all had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday. Although you still might
be trying to unbury yourselves from Thanksgiving leftovers, our work


The United Nations is celebrating the International Day of Persons with
Disabilities on Thursday December 3, 2015, and this will be another great
opportunity to highlight the impact of the Marrakesh Treaty. Mark your
calendars! Like our last day of social media engagement, we are urging all
of our affiliates to tweet, but also, to call. By creating a simultaneous
buzz on social media, and our targets' offices, we will convey our sense of
urgency for the prompt transmission of the Marrakesh Treaty to the Senate.
Under the #IDPD15 theme, "Inclusion matters: access and empowerment for
people of all abilities," we will let these individuals know that we want
this process to move along!


Target contacts:

John Kerry

Secretary of State

U.S. Department of State


(202) 647-9572


Cathy Novelli, (A familiar name to this campaign!)

Under Secretary and Senior Coordinator for International Information
Technology Diplomacy

U.S. Department of State


(202) 647-7575


Maria Pallante

United States Register of Copyrights and Director

Office of the Register and Associate Librarian for Copyright Services, U.S.
Copyright Office, Library of Congress [LOC]


(202) 707-8350


When you call, let them know you are a blind American who is a supporter of
the Marrakesh Treaty. Encourage them to do their part to ensure the
ratification package is promptly sent to the Senate to begin the
ratification process.


Sample Tweets: (Feel free to create your own, and include the hash tag

@JohnKerry, today is #IDPD15. Help move the ratification package for the


@CathyNovelli, Please help move the ratification package for the
#MarrakeshTreaty. #IDPD15


@CopyrightOffice, you can make a difference. Help move the ratification
package for the #Marrakesh Treaty. #IDPD15


2 years 2 long. Move the ratification package for the #MarrakeshTreaty.
@JohnKerry @CathyNovelli @CopyrightOffice #IDPD15


Millions of #PWD want to read. @CopyrightOffice, you can help. Move the
ratification Package for the #MarrakeshTreaty. #IDPD15


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to let me know. I look
forward to another exciting day of engagement for the Marrakesh Treaty on
Thursday December 3.




Gabe Cazares

Government Affairs Specialist

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street

At Jernigan Place

Baltimore, MD 21230

E:  <mailto:gcazares at nfb.org> gcazares at nfb.org

P: 410-659-9314 Ext. 2206

T: @gmcazares


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.


To make a donation to the National Federation of the Blind Imagination Fund
campaign, please visit  <http://www.nfb.org/ImaginingOurFuture>


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