[nfbwatlk] Link to legistlators

Joanne Laurent joanne at blindcoach.com
Tue Jan 26 20:28:13 CST 2010


Here is the link to find your legislators. Just type in your address and it
will tell you who to write to. Let's shoot for 100% involvement!
http://apps.leg.wa.gov/DistrictFinder/Default.aspx


Joanne Laurent 
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
www.blindcoach.com

Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
Behalf Of Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)
Sent: January 26, 2010 11:33 AM
To: NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] WSSB and DSB

Listers,

To follow up on Joanne's post, a bill to consolidate the agency in DSHS
has been introduced.  HB2953 has been referred to the House Health and
Human Services Committee, Chaired by Rep. Eric Pettigrew. No hearing on
the bill has yet been scheduled, and we can hope none is.  As I
understand it, if a hearing isn't scheduled by a week from Friday, Feb.
5, the bill would likely be dead.  

 While writing to the governor, write to your legislator. 

/s/

Bennett Prows
-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
On Behalf Of Joanne Laurent
Sent: Tuesday, January 26, 2010 10:23 AM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: [nfbwatlk] WSSB and DSB

Has everyone written to the governor asking to keep DSB and WSSB in
their
present form? Here is the direct link to send her a quick email.
http://www.governor.wa.gov/contact/default.asp It doesn't get much
easier
than this!  If you don't like letter-writing, just write one simple
sentence
without further explanation. Everything helps. EVERY NFB member should
be
participating. Then ask everyone in your family and all your friends to
write. Ask people from out of state also--they can write about how
consolidated agencies in their states are not as effective with
successful
employment & independence outcomes or something to that effect. 

 Just so you know, Iowa Department of the Blind has been a huge
supporter in
this effort. The SAVE DSB Facebook group I created
(http://www.facebook.com/group.php?gid=239260321522&ref=share)  has
almost
as many supporters generated from connections with Iowa Department of
the
Blind than from our own state. If you feel compelled to jot them a note
and
thank them, that would be nice. 

 Let's show our legislators that we will not easily be disregarded and
stomped on simply because blindness is a low-incidence disability with
few
supporters. The noisemakers get attention and we have been far too
quiet. We
CAN make a difference! We ARE making a difference!



Joanne Laurent 
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist
If you can't learn it, I'm not teaching it right!
www.blindcoach.com

Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the
Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 


-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
On
Behalf Of Gloria Whipple
Sent: January 25, 2010 8:36 PM
To: 'NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List'
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] Test email

Hi Joanne,

It has been pretty quiet out here.

Maybe they are resting from their trip to and from Olympia.

Thank you,


Gloria Whipple
Corrisponding secretary
Inland Empire chapter
nfb of WA

cell number: 509-475-4993

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org]
On
Behalf Of Joanne Laurent
Sent: Monday, January 25, 2010 8:25 PM
To: nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Test email

 
Has this list been completely silent for almost 24 hours? I just signed
on
yesterday and haven't seen one message come through.
 
Joanne Laurent
Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist If you can't learn it, I'm
not
teaching it right!
 <http://www.blindcoach.com/> www.blindcoach.com
 
Highest Expectations Travel and Adaptive Skills Instruction for the
Blind
P.O. Box 586 Ariel, WA 98603
(360) 231-4597 
 
 


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