[Ohio-talk] FW: OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON DISABILITY ISSUES

J.W. Smith jwsmithnfb at frontier.com
Tue Aug 14 23:17:54 UTC 2012


I plan on attending this event and would love to have company so read on
please?

Jw


Dr. J. Webster Smith
President, National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
PO Box 458 Athens, OH 45701
740-592-6326

“Changing what it means to be blind”
For more information go to nfbohio.org

-----Original Message-----
From: Pare, John [mailto:JPare at nfb.org] 
Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 10:55 AM
To: State President, Ohio
Cc: Lewis, Anil; Wilson, Joanne
Subject: OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON
DISABILITY ISSUES

Dear JW:
Attached and pasted below is the press release for the National Forum on
Disability Issues.  Please distribute to folks in Ohio.
Thanks,
John

John G. Paré Jr.
Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE
BLIND


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OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON DISABILITY
ISSUES

Forum, webcast scheduled for September 28, 2012

Washington, D.C. (August 14, 2012) - The National Forum on Disability
Issues, scheduled for September 28th in Columbus, Ohio is set to provide
presidential and state candidates with the opportunity to provide their
positions on a wide variety of disability issues directly to the disability
community.

The Forum has also officially launched their new, interactive website,
www.nfdi.org<http://www.nfdi.org> and encourages Americans with
disabilities, their families, and friends to visit the site and attend the
Forum.

This website provides important information for attendees, sponsors, media,
and all Americans concerned with where the 2012 Presidential candidates
stand on issues critical to the 57 million people with disabilities in this
country. The forum will be held from 12:30pm- 3:30pm EST on September 28,
2012 and will feature time slots for the candidates to share their visions
for the future of disability policy. President Barack Obama and presumptive
Republican Presidential candidate Governor Mitt Romney, as well as U.S.
Senator Sherrod Brown and Republican challenger Josh Mandel, the Ohio Senate
candidates, have been invited.

"The National Forum on Disability Issues, the only national Presidential
event to focus on issues specific to the disability community, is a great
opportunity for both President Obama and Governor Romney to make their
stances on disability issues clear. Over 14.7 million Americans with
disabilities voted in the 2008 election. With 1 out of every 5 Americans
living with a disability today, their voices and their votes will play a
critical role in the 2012 election," said Sue Hetrick, Director of Public
Policy/The Ability Center and Coordinator of the Ohio Disability Vote
Coalition. "We are thrilled to launch our new website, and encourage
everyone to visit it, register to attend or watch the webcast, and add your
support to our call for the Presidential campaigns to come to Ohio and speak
about the issues that matter the most to the disability community."

The forum is sponsored by over 50 organizations, including:

National

  *   American Association for People with Disabilities
  *   American Association on Health and Disability
  *   American Diabetes Association
  *   American Physical Therapy Association
  *   Amputee Coalition
  *   Association of Assistive Technology Act Program
  *   Association of University Centers on Disabilities
  *   Bender Consulting
  *   Caring Across Generations
  *   Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities (CCD)
  *   CSAVR
  *   Disability Rights Education and Defense Fund (DREDF)
  *   Easter Seals
  *   Epilepsy Foundation
  *   Hearing Loss Association of America
  *   Hemophilia Federation of America
  *   Jewish Federations of North America
  *   Jewish Funds for Justice
  *   Lutheran Services in America
  *   Mosaic
  *   National Association for Homecare and Hospice
  *   National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA)
  *   National Association of States United for Aging and Disability
  *   National Center for Learning Disabilities
  *   National Council on Aging
  *   National Council on Independent Living
  *   National Diabetes Association
  *   National Disability Rights Network
  *   National Down Syndrome Society
  *   National Federation of the Blind
  *   National Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Society
  *   National Organization on Disability
  *   National Youth Leadership Network
  *   Paralyzed Veterans of American
  *   PHI National
  *   Self Advocates Becoming Empowered (SABE)
  *   Sibling Leadership Network
  *   The Access Center for Independent Living
  *   The Arc of the United States
  *   The Daniel Jordan Fiddle Foundation
  *   United Cerebral Palsy
  *   United Spinal Association
  *   Yoshiko Dart

State/Local

  *   CareSource
  *   Down Syndrome Association of Central Ohio
  *   Mary Cariola Children's Center
  *   Ohio Abilities Network
  *   Ohio APSE
  *   Ohio Association of Goodwill Industries (OAGI)
  *   Ohio Disability Vote Coalition
  *   Ohio Down Syndrome Advocacy Network (ODAN)
  *   Ohio Olmstead Taskforce
  *   Ohio SILC
  *   The Arc of Ohio
  *   The Ohio State University Nisonger Center (UCEDD/LEND)
  *   University of Cincinnati UCEDD/LEND

For more information about the forum, please contact Sue Hetrick /
866-575-8055 /
shetrick at abilitycenter.org<mailto:shetrick at abilitycenter.org>.

For Sponsorship Information Contact: Kate Josephson / 202-776-0406 /
kjosephson at ucp.org<mailto:kjosephson at ucp.org>.




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