[nfbwatlk] FW: hearing on House Bill 2033
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.
On Tue, 29 Mar 2011 19:11:39 -0700, Mike Freeman wrote:
>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.
Michael J. Mello
mike at mello.com
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