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

Cindy Conley cconley at fuse.net
Sat Aug 18 18:33:52 UTC 2012


I may be available to attend. 

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On Aug 18, 2012, at 11:23 AM, "Sheri" <salbers1 at cinci.rr.com> wrote:

> J. W.,
> I would love to attend! Do we need to make a reservation? Is there a fee? I
> may have missed that part in the email.
> Thanks,
> Sheri Albers
> 
> -----Original Message-----
> From: ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:ohio-talk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On
> Behalf Of J.W. Smith
> Sent: Tuesday, August 14, 2012 7:18 PM
> To: 'NFB of Ohio Announcement and Discussion List'; Capital Chapter
> (Columbus, Ohio) Mailing List; sturner at clevelandsightcenter.org;
> timothy.janning at zoomtown.com; deannaandpascal at gmail.com
> Subject: [Ohio-talk] FW: OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC
> PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON DISABILITY ISSUES
> 
> I plan on attending this event and would love to have company so read on
> please?
> 
> Jw
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> 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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> [Title: National Forum on Disability Issues - Description: Description:
> 2012-NFDI-Logo-FIN-sm.jpg]
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> OVER 50 ORGANIZATIONS UNITE FOR HISTORIC PRESIDENTIAL FORUM ON DISABILITY
> ISSUES
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> Forum, webcast scheduled for September 28, 2012
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> 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.
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> "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."
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> The forum is sponsored by over 50 organizations, including:
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> National
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>  *   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
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> State/Local
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>  *   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
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> For more information about the forum, please contact Sue Hetrick /
> 866-575-8055 /
> shetrick at abilitycenter.org<mailto:shetrick at abilitycenter.org>.
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> For Sponsorship Information Contact: Kate Josephson / 202-776-0406 /
> kjosephson at ucp.org<mailto:kjosephson at ucp.org>.
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