[NFBOK-Talk] Fwd: [Nfbnet-members-list] Policy Alert: Tell WIOA Advisory Committee to Phase Out Section 14(c)

Audrey Farnum atfarnum at icloud.com
Wed Jul 15 23:27:19 UTC 2015

Audrey T. Farnum
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> From: "Sloan, Rose via Nfbnet-members-list" <nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org>
> Date: July 15, 2015 at 3:45:55 PM CDT
> To: nfbnet-members-list at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Nfbnet-members-list] Policy Alert: Tell WIOA Advisory Committee to Phase Out Section 14(c)
> Reply-To: "Sloan, Rose" <rsloan at nfb.org>
> Subject: Policy Alert: Tell WIOA Advisory Committee to Phase Out Section 14(c) 
> NFB Family:
> What a fantastic national convention! I hope by now that all of you have made it back home safely, and since our Federation work never stops, I hope that you are reenergized and ready for action.
> As you all know, the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act established an advisory committee to examine how we can increase integrated and competitive employment for individuals with disabilities. During national convention, Dr. Schroeder and I reported that the committee is currently formulating their recommendations. The responsible phase-out of Section 14(c) must be one of the committee’s top recommendations, but it will only happen if we make our voices heard.
> There are two ways to contact the committee. The easiest way is to go to www.nfb.org/ice. Here, simply fill out the form, and a pre-drafted email will be automatically sent to the committee. Alternatively, you can email integratedcompetitiveemployment at dol.gov. 
> The comment deadline is Tuesday, July 28. Other groups have already gotten underway, so let’s make sure the Federation has the largest and most powerful blitz!
> Thank you all for your help!
> Yours in the fight for fair wages,
> Rose
> Rose Sloan
> Government Affairs Specialist
> National Federation of the Blind 
> 200 East Wells Street
> Baltimore, MD 21230
> Phone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2441
> Email: rsloan at nfb.org
> It’s TIME to Eliminate Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities
> http://www.nfb.org/TIME
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