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

Rachel Kuntz rachelrkuntz at gmail.com
Sun May 8 18:26:25 UTC 2016


Just tweeted the message as per Anil's request. I will call his office on Monday. 

Warmly,
Rachel Kuntz

> On May 8, 2016, at 7:41 AM, richard via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> 
> 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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