[nobe-l] Legislative Alert-Immediate Action Needed to Support The Higher education Textbook Commission
dandrews at visi.com
Sat Mar 28 16:00:12 UTC 2009
----- Original Message -----
From: "Hartle, Jesse" <JHartle at nfb.org>
Sent: Friday, March 27, 2009 1:27 PM
Subject: Legislative Alert-Immediate Action Needed to Support The Higher
education Textbook Commission
It has come to my attention that Congressman Yarmuth of Kentucky has
circulated a Dear Colleague letter in support of funding the Commission
that will study ways to provide accessible textbooks to Blind students
in higher education. This Commission was created in the Reauthorization
of the Higher Education Act and passed by Congress last year.
It is urgent that we contact members of the House of Representatives and
ask them to sign on to Congressman Yarmuth's Dear Colleague letter. If
funding is not provided in the Appropriations process, no work will be
done to correct the problems that Blind students face in obtaining
We worked very hard to get the language in the Higher Education
legislation to solve this problem, and now we need to do our best to
ensure funding is provided.
Congressman Yarmuth is holding the letter open for cosigners through
Wednesday, April 1. Currently, only 6 members of the House have signed
on to the letter and I have listed them below.
If your Representative wants to be added to this letter he or she should
contact Lillian Pace in Congressman Yarmuth's office. You can be
connected to your Representatives office by calling the Capitol
Switchboard at (202) 225-3121.
Please contact me with any questions. I thank all of you for your hard
work on this important issue.
Jesse M. Hartle
Government Programs Specialist
NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE BLIND
(410) 659-9314, extension 2233
E-mail: jhartle at nfb.org <
mailto:jhartle at nfb.org>
Cosigners of Dear Colleague Letter
Congressman Bobby Scott
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