[Tall-Corn] Action Needed by February 10: Complete the RAINN Pre-Training Survey

Scott Van Gorp svangorp at nfbi.org
Tue Feb 9 01:34:57 UTC 2021

Thank you Elizabeth and Cindy. Yes, the message at the top of the email we received does state not to forward, which is why I did not do so. If and when the training does branch out to the membership as a whole, which I fully expect it may, leadership will make sure the information is distributed appropriately. If you did not receive the original email, please do not take the survey. If you have a question as to whether you should have received it originally, please reach out to me and I can assist in clarifying this. Thank you!


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From: Tall-Corn <tall-corn-bounces at nfbnet.org> On Behalf Of Cindy Ray via Tall-Corn
Sent: Monday, February 8, 2021 7:09 PM
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Subject: Re: [Tall-Corn] Action Needed by February 10: Complete the RAINN Pre-Training Survey


Dear Elizabeth and all,


I know that we are all anxious to have our sexual misconduct issues solved and to move on from this situation as quickly as we can. The situation has the potential to divide the organization, and to especially make people feel unsafe. I appreciate, Elizabeth, your efforts to that end.

However, the survey message specifically asks that the message not be forwarded to others. The current iteration of this survey was sent to leadership in the Federation—people who serve on boards and as officers of the National Organization, state affiliates, chapters, and divisions. 

Others should not be receiving it, especially on a list serve. I would respectfully request that you, Elizabeth, tell people that at this time they are not expected to fill out the survey.

Thank you so much for your assistance in this matter.

Cindy Lou Ray, 1st Vice President

National Federation of the Blind of Iowa


On Feb 8, 2021, at 4:30 PM, Elizabeth Rouse via Tall-Corn <tall-corn at nfbnet.org <mailto:tall-corn at nfbnet.org> > wrote:


You’ve got time for your experiences to be heard!

Use your voice to shape a greater and safer tomorrow.


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From: National Federation of the Blind <communications at nfb.org <mailto:communications at nfb.org> >
Date: Thu, Feb 4, 2021 at 7:27 AM
Subject: Action Needed by February 10: Complete the RAINN Pre-Training Survey
To: National Federation of the Blind <communications at nfb.org <mailto:communications at nfb.org> >






Complete the RAINN Pre-Training Survey Today

Important Note: You are receiving this message for the upcoming RAINN training. Please do not forward this message. 

RAINN <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19867&qid=4844987> , the nation's largest anti-sexual violence organization, is excited to be partnering with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) to develop a training focused on deepening your understanding of sexual misconduct, including ways to actively be part of creating safer communities. 

RAINN will deliver ten sessions of the same training content, so you'll only need to attend one of the ten sessions. The 3.5-hour sessions will focus on the complexities of sexual misconduct, including power and control dynamics, as well as healthy boundaries and ways to support survivors. At a future date, you will receive more information on how to sign up for a session.

RAINN tailors training content to each organization–to do this they rely heavily on participant feedback. We are asking you to complete this pre-training survey <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19868&qid=4844987>  to better understand your concerns and help us ensure that the training is relevant to you and the blind community. 

All responses go directly to RAINN and are completely anonymous and will only be shared with the NFB leadership as combined data, plus the anonymous open-ended responses. All survey respondents, including training center students, have the option to reach out to the task force for assistance with submitting the survey. The survey should take you approximately 10-15 minutes to complete and we ask that you complete it within the next 5 business days. If you need assistance with submitting the survey, please reach out to survivors at nfb.org <mailto:survivors at nfb.org> .

You can copy and paste the following link into your web browser to access the survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RAINN_NFB_Pre <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19868&qid=4844987> 

RAINN <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19867&qid=4844987>  provides 24/7 support to anyone affected by sexual violence in any way through the National Sexual Assault Hotline which is free, confidential, and anonymous. If you, or anyone you know, is struggling with any issues related to sexual violence, contact RAINN's hotline via telephone, 1.800.656.HOPE (4673), or through the online English hotline <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19869&qid=4844987>  or online Spanish hotline <https://www.nfb.org/libraries/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=19870&qid=4844987> . 









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