[Ohio-talk] FW: Salutation

Carolyn Peters drcarolyn-peters at att.net
Thu Aug 27 05:22:22 UTC 2015


Document kudu's Cleveland great job Carolyn Peters

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> On Aug 26, 2015, at 11:40 PM, Suzanne Turner via Ohio-talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
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> From: Suzanne Turner [mailto:smturner.234 at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 5:18 PM
> To: 'Eric Duffy' <peduffy63 at gmail.com>; 'Barbara Pierce'
> <bpierce at oberlin.net>; 'richard' <rchpay7 at gmail.com>; 'Turner, William H.
> TSC Cleveland' <William.H.Turner at ssa.gov>; WO.Turner5 at sbcglobal.net;
> 'Shawana Griffin' <musicwonder71 at gmail.com>; nricks123 at me.com;
> blindtrust36 at yahoo.com; 'Owen McCafferty' <ojmccaf1963 at yahoo.com>; 'Delcenia
> Brown' <delcenia at prodigy.net>; Williamsjoann at outlook.com;
> Destoni821 at gmail.com; darnell937 at gmail.com; Cole1455 at verizon.net;
> Cole3119 at twc.com; bryantealysr at yahoo.com; Janice_colombani at yahoo.com;
> cantseecutie at att.net; charlenebolden at att.net; 'Cheryl Fields'
> <cherylelaine1957 at gmail.com>
> Cc: 'Alexis' <alexistyson2000 at yahoo.com>; 'Suzanne Turner'
> <smturner.234 at gmail.com>
> Subject: FW: Salutation
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> Congratulation's Cleveland,
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> We did it.  I just got off the phone with Jennifer E. Perrino, Esq.
> Legislative Director for Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur confirming that the
> Congresswoman will be signed on to bill 188, The TIME Act in September.
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> It was explained to me that since Congress is not in session, her name
> cannot be attached until September 8, 2015.  No relaxing though, there is
> still work to be done.  Eric and I spoke to a staff member of Senator
> Brown's Administration today, and hopefully he will sign on too. 
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> I got this email when I got home today and I immediately called her!
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> Good Job!
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> Suzanne
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> From: Perrino, Jenny [mailto:Jenny.Perrino at mail.house.gov] 
> Sent: Wednesday, August 26, 2015 3:32 PM
> To: 'smturner.234 at gmail.com' <smturner.234 at gmail.com
> <mailto:smturner.234 at gmail.com> >
> Subject: RE: Salutation
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> Hi Suzanne, I'd be happy to chat about NFB policy concerns. So you know,
> we've gotten a fair amount of calls about HR 188 and I've reached out to
> Rep. Harper's office to have Ms. Kaptur added as a cosponsor. 
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> When are you in DC so we can set up an appointment? 
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> Jenny
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> Jennifer E. Perrino, Esq. 
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> Legislative Director
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> Rep. Marcy Kaptur (OH-9)
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> 2186 Rayburn HOB | 202-225-4146
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> <http://kaptur.house.gov/>
> <http://facebook.com/RepresentativeMarcyKaptur>
> <http://twitter.com/RepMarcyKaptur>
> <https://www.youtube.com/user/USRepMarcyKaptur>    
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> From: Suzanne Turner [mailto:smturner.234 at gmail.com] 
> Sent: Tuesday, August 18, 2015 5:00 PM
> To: Rowe, Sue
> Cc: 'Suzanne Turner'
> Subject: Salutation
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> Good Afternoon,
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> My name is Suzanne Turner and I am a member of the National Federation of
> the Blind (NFB) and I am emailing to inquire as to a tele-conference or
> meeting with my Congress representative or with the Labor Staff Member to
> discuss the "TIME Act" Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment
> Act: bill (HR 188) and the Senate version of (S 2001), introduced by Kelly
> Ayotte of New Hampshire. This Issue of Fair Wages for Workers with
> Disabilities is the Current labor laws that unjustly prohibit workers with
> disabilities from reaching their full vocational and socioeconomic
> potential. Written in 1938, Section 14(c) of the Fair Labor Standards Act
> (FLSA) discriminates against people with disabilities. The provision allows
> the Secretary of Labor to grant Special Wage Certificates to employers,
> permitting them to pay workers with disabilities less than the minimum wage.
> This is based on the false assumption that disabled workers are less
> productive than nondisabled workers, but successful employment models have
> emerged in the last seventy-five years to assist people with significant
> disabilities in acquiring the job skills needed for competitive work.
> Section 14(c) sustains segregated subminimum wage workshops that exploit
> disabled workers, paying some only pennies an hour for mundane, repetitive
> tasks. 
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> Moreover, research shows that the subminimum wage model costs more but
> actually produces less! In fact, workers must unlearn the useless skills
> they acquire in order to obtain meaningful employment. It is poor policy to
> reward such failed programs with wage exemptions, preferential federal
> contracts, and public and charitable contributions. After more than
> seventy-five years of demonstrated failure, it is time to invest in proven,
> effective models for employment. Section 14(c) sustains the same segregated
> subminimum wage environments that existed in 1938 and has proven to be
> extremely ineffective and offers no incentive for mainstream employers to
> hire people with disabilities.
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> So, the NFB of Cleveland would like the opportunity to converse with you or
> your Administration on this mundane and ineffective issue. I too have been
> affected by this unfair method back in 1984. Since then, I have graduated
> with a Master's Degree and worked for Nonprofits and the Federal Government,
> proving that persons with disabilities can move pass (HR 188). One would
> think that in 2015 celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with
> Disabilities Act that such would not currently exist today.
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> Thank you for your consideration and I look forward in discussing the matter
> with you and my representative.
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> Suzanne Turner,
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> National Federation of the Blind of Cleveland 
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> Cel: 216-990-6199 
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