[Nfbv-potomac-announce] FW: Urgent request for HB166

John Halverson johnh50 at verizon.net
Sun Jan 31 15:44:34 UTC 2016


Below is an urgent request from Mark Roane on behalf of our President,
Michael Kasey, to request support for HB166 which is being herd before The
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Elementary & Secondary Education this
Tuesday.  The bill will help ensure literacy for Virginia's blind an
visually impaired K through 12 grade students.  It will require students to
be administered a short test to determine if they can significantly benefit
from learning to read and write Braille.  The results will be used during
the individual education plan (IEP) process.

Mark has been meeting with these committee members to express the importance
of passing this legislation.

I plan to email each committee member today so they have this information
when they reach their offices tomorrow morning.

Thank you.

-----Original Message-----
From: Mark W. Roane [mailto:markwroane at gmail.com] 
Sent: Saturday, January 30, 2016 8:00 PM
To: johnh50 at verizon.net
Subject: Urgent request for HB166

For too long, Virginia's blind and low vision students have received
insufficient instruction in reading and writing skills that has led to many
of them leaving school functionally illiterate, unable to find employment or
to go on to higher education.

The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia believes that a bill before
the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Elementary & Secondary Education
this Tuesday, February 2, 2016, HB166, will improve the likelihood that
these students will receive the proper instruction and therefore, we
urgently ask you to call and/or email on Monday, February 1, 2016each of the
Delegates listed below and urge them to support HB166.

Virginia's blind and low vision students will be grateful for your efforts.



Capitol Phone


Landes, R. Steven

(804) 698-1025

DelSLandes at house.virginia.gov

Cox, M. Kirkland

(804) 698-1066

DelKCox at house.virginia.gov

Massie, James P. (Jimmie), III

(804) 698-1072

DelJMassie at house.virginia.gov

Greason, Thomas A. (Tag)

(804) 698-1032

DelTGreason at house.virginia.gov

Knight, Barry D.

(804) 698-1081

DelBKnight at house.virginia.gov

McQuinn, Delores L.

(804) 698-1070

DelDMcQuinn at house.virginia.gov

Lindsey, Joseph C.

(804) 698-1090

DelJLindsey at house.virginia.gov



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