[PACapitalChapter] [NFBP-Talk] Regarding Disparaging Emails Sent to NFB of PA Mailing Lists

Jan Lattuca jrlattuca at gmail.com
Fri Jul 16 20:24:09 UTC 2021

Just for the record, I haven't seen any disparaging emails about Rep.
Dean, which seems to be the main focus of this email.

Jan Lattuca

On 7/16/21, Joseph Drenth via NFBP-Talk <nfbp-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> On behalf of the NFB of Pennsylvania Board of Directors:
> We would like to address recent negative remarks sent to our NFB of
> Pennsylvania mailing lists.
> Disparaging members and Federal representatives is not acceptable.  We are
> a
> wonderful group of diverse peoples, experiences and ideas, who have united
> to move blind initiatives forward.
> Congresswoman Dean serves as one of the few women leaders for our state at
> the Federal level.  She sits on several caucuses, committees and
> subcommittees.  These include the Equality Caucus, Bi-partisan Women's
> Caucus, the House Judiciary Committee and the Civil Rights and Civil
> Liberties subcommittees.
> During the previous congressional session, Congresswoman Dean supported all
> three of our pieces of legislation including Access Technology
> Affordability
> Act.
> Our Civil Servants at the Federal level represent all of their
> constituents,
> even those of opposing ideas.  To state otherwise or to insinuate staffers
> are not doing their work is not fair and very irresponsible.
> Advocacy, as we all know, can be a long an arduous process that at times is
> out of our control. The pandemic has driven that point home.
> With our affiliate tenacity and constituent members doing their part, we
> will continue our work.
> Again, with everyone's help and positivity, we have 10 co-sponsors for the
> Access Technology Affordability Act.  We hope Congresswoman Dean will
> support us again in this effort!
> Negative comments about someone, whether an elected official or any other
> person, usually results in creating an enemy that is unlikely to be turned
> into a friend at a later date. Asserting negativity and division on the NFB
> of PA public mailing lists is potentially harmful to our members, our
> affiliate, and our advocacy actions. It can potentially go against our Code
> of Conduct.  If you feel you have been negatively impacted by members'
> actions, please contact any or all of the state affiliate leaders directly.
> Sincerely,
> The NFB of Pennsylvania Board of Directors

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