[Ohio-talk] important message from the national president of nfb

richard rchpay7 at gmail.com
Sun May 8 11:41:21 UTC 2016


Dear Fellow Federationists: 

 

There is an urgent need for the Federation to swing into action and do what
we do best. We have made significant progress with Space Available; it has
been placed in the House version of the National Defense Authorization Act
(NDAA), which is now in the Senate awaiting mark-up. S. 2596 will ensure
that all service-connected disabled veterans are given the opportunity to
take advantage of this program regardless of which war they served in. I
write to ask that you take swift action this weekend and reach out to the
members of your affiliate. Please ask them to contact the office of Senator
Lindsey Graham of South Carolina on Monday, May 9, and urge him to include
S. 2596 in the NDAA. Senator Graham's office can be reached at (202)
224-5972.

The relevant subcommittee will be working on the NDAA on Tuesday, May 10, so
it is imperative that we act quickly. Please contact Derek Manners, NFB's
Advocacy and Policy Analyst, at (410) 659-9314, extension 2210, or at
dmanners at nfb.org should you have questions.  He will be available anytime
this weekend by phone or email should you need to contact him. 

 

Thank you in advance.

 

Mark A. Riccobono, President

National Federation of the Blind

200 East Wells Street at Jernigan Place

Baltimore, Maryland 21230

Phone: (410) 659-9314

Fax: (410) 659-5129

Email: officeofthepresident at nfb.org

Twitter: @Riccobono and @NFB_Voice

Web:  <http://www.nfb.org/> www.nfb.org

 

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 want;
blindness is not what holds you back.

 

 

 



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