[nfbwatlk] FW: hearing on House Bill 2033

Mike Mello mike at mello.com
Tue Mar 29 22:25:41 CDT 2011


If you would like to be on the bus, Please contact me asap but by the end of day tomorrow at the latest.
Thanks.
-Mike Mello
On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:11:39 -0700, Mike Freeman wrote:

>Fellow Federationists:

> 

>I believe Mike Mello has already apprised you of the issue discussed below.
>Basically, there's another attempt to break up the State Library, ultimately
>resulting in a twenty percent reduction to its budget.  This would adversely
>affect WTBBL.  If you can make it to Olympia for the hearing Thursday
>morning at eight o'clock, the WCB has a bus coming from Seattle.  I urge
>those who can to attend the hearing.

> 

>We are all in this together on this one.

> 

>Mike Freeman, President

>NFB of Washington

> 

> 

>From: wcb-l-bounces at wcbinfo.org [mailto:wcb-l-bounces at wcbinfo.org] On Behalf
>Of Denise Colley
>Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 6:26 PM
>To: wcb list
>Subject: [Wcb-l] hearing on House Bill 2033

> 

>I wanted to let everyone know that last Wednesday, March 23, HB2033 was
>introduced in the House that would take the State Library out of the
>Secretary of State's office and  place it in a newly created combined
>Department of Heritage, Arts and Culture.  This would also reduce the
>Library's budget by 20%.  There is concern that some parts of the State
>Library's mission may not be a good fit under the Heritage, Arts and Culture
>umbrella, and one of those is the Washington Talking Book and Braille
>Library.  We don't want the State Library moved to another agency.   

>A hearing is set for this Thursday, March 31, before the State Government &
>Tribal Affairs committee in House Hearing Room E at 8:00 a.m.

> 

>We are trying to get as many people to the hearing as we can. We are
>chartering a bus to leave Seattle at 5:30AM.  If you live in the Seattle
>area and would be available to come with us we still have room on the bus.
>You will need to contact Sue Ammeter before noon tomorrow if you would like
>to make this most important trip to Olympia.  Please call her at
>360-437-7916.  It's important that we have a good representation and we let
>this committee know we do not support this bill.

> 

>I hope to see a lot of you in Olympia.

> 

>Denise




Michael J. Mello

mike at mello.com

(208) 301-0565




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