[nfbwatlk] SnoKing January Meeting Cancelled

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Mon Jan 9 13:11:12 CST 2012


All:

The message Julie forwarded below was sent to affiliate presidents. Hence, the conference call discussed is intended for affiliate presidents and their legislative coordinators. While I am sure that the telephone system can accommodate a few extra callers, I am not sure it can accommodate many callers from multiple affiliates. Hence, I have asked Marci Carpenter to be on the call as she has helped with our demonstration this past summer. I'm not trying to make this an excluisivity thing; I'm just not sure how many people the call can have without degrading the listening experience. Certainly Julie, Mike Mello and Ben (the others going to Washington Seminar) should feel free to participate. We'll report back to everyone how they can assist in gaining passage of HR-3086. 

Thank you for your indulgence in this matter.

BTW, the fact sheets should be up on the NFB web ssite shortly and I urge everyone to read them and to become familiar with our legislative issues and priorities this year. I also urge everyone to download and listen to the latest presidential release, PR402.

To the barricades, comrades!



Mike Freeman, President
NFB of Washington


On Jan 9, 2012, at 10:06, "Julie Warrington" <jdwtlc at frontier.com> wrote:

> Hello Federationists.
> WE wil not be holding our January meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow 6pm at georgios.
> I would like to share the below info and encourage all to listen and participate.
> Thank you, Julie Warrington / VP 
> 
> Fellow Federationists:
> 
> We will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 p.m.
> Eastern Standard Time to discuss the 2012 Washington Seminar.  Dr. Maurer,
> Joanne Wilson, and the governmental affairs team (including myself) will
> discuss this year's issues and priorities and answer any questions you have
> regarding this year's event.  We strongly urge you and your legislative
> coordinators to participate on this call.  Below are the call-in details:
> 
> North American Toll Free Number: 1-877-394-5901 Puerto Rico Number:
> 1-866-999-7834 Participant Access Code: 4781852
> 
> Also please note that the fact sheets for the 2012 Washington Seminar will
> be posted to the NFB Web site next week.  They can be found on the NFB 2012
> Washington Seminar page at http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Washington_Seminar.asp.
> For your convenience, the fact sheets are also attached to this e-mail.  The
> issues for the 2012 seminar are:
> 
> -- The Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011:  Stop the
> Discrimination and Promote Equal Work for Equal Pay
> -- The Home Appliance Accessibility Act:  End the Digital Divide
> -- The Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act:  Help Unleash
> the Entrepreneurial Capabilities of Individuals with Disabilities
> 
> Please review these fact sheets in preparation for the call and for your
> appointments during Washington Seminar.  If you and your legislative
> coordinator are not attending Washington Seminar this year, we still
> strongly urge your participation in these calls so that you can make sure to
> bring vital information back to your affiliate about our legislative
> priorities.
> 
> Finally, as you confirm Congressional appointments, you are encouraged to
> e-mail the date, the time, and whether the member of Congress is expected to
> attend the meeting, so the exceptional Mercury Room team can provide it to
> our governmental affairs staff.  The e-mail address for the appointments is
> hillappointments at nfb.org.
> 
> If you have questions, I have included my contact information at the bottom
> of this message.  I look forward to seeing all of you at Washington Seminar
> as we work toward passage of these crucial issues.  Once again, thank you in
> advance for all of your hard work.
> 
> John G. Paré Jr.
> Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE
> BLIND
> E-mail: jpare at nfb.org
> Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2218
> Fax: (410) 685-5653
> 
> 
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