[Ohio-talk] FW: Salutation

barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
Thu Aug 27 12:08:15 UTC 2015


Congratulations to Cleveland! Of course, it helps to have good members of Congress, but it takes persistence
, whih is exxactly what Cleveland did. The rest of us need to take a leaf out of Cleveland’s book. And we all need to lean on Sherrod’s office. The opposition is doing exactly that. 

Barbara
Barbara Pierce 
President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
440-774-8077
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you zwant; blindness is not what holds you back.

> 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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