[Ohio-talk] Fw: Some additional info about the whole commercialization of highway business -Article from Columbus Dispatch Ohio Columnists 2012 03 13
dkkendrick at earthlink.net
Mon Apr 2 15:48:15 UTC 2012
Hello JW and all of NFB Ohio,
As I've read these messages the past few days about Paul contacting Senator Brown, which was very cool indeed, I have felt a bit sheepish that my friends in NFB Ohio are possibly the last to know of my involvement in this potential legislative nightmare.
Chris Danielsen contacted me (he's the public relations director at National Center for those who may not know) to see if I could help with media coverage of this potential disaster.
My editor at the columbus Dispatch was very gracious in allowing me to write an extra column, and we kept in touch daily to get the timing right for running it. It was a lot of work -- talking to people in the business enterprise program throughout ohio and several other states, as well as Senator Portman's press secretary and folks at National Center.
The upshot was that we were able to run the column the very morning of the vote! It ran March 13, a Tuesday morning, and Chris wrote me a wonderful email saying that every Senator had it in his hand when the time came to vote. To quote Chris, the amendment was a "spectacular failure".
It was such a thrill to be part of this little success story. Of course, we need to be vigilant, in the event that it comes up again, but at any rate, I apologize for not sharing this process with the rest of you. Chris dubbed me a roch star, by the way, which had me grinning from ear to ear. I also received a considerable amount of mail from readers of the Dispatch who now know more about our blind entrepreneurs and will help us in future.
You might know some of the people quoted, so I am including that March 13 column below for your information. It was collected from our very own NEWSLINE!
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