[nfb-talk] [lady-potter at comcast.net: [oregon-l] Oppose Gelser's Nomination]
T. Joseph Carter
carter.tjoseph at gmail.com
Wed Jan 6 10:27:51 UTC 2010
Another point of common ground with the Oregon ACB. Oregon Rep.
Gelser drove a ruthless campaign against near universal opposition to
shut down the Oregon School for the Blind and worry about what to do
with the students sometime after the valuable property of the school
had been ordered sold off.
She knew it wouldn't save money, and admitted it. She knew Oregon's
education infrastructure was unsuited to educate these students, and
admitted it. She knew the property would be worth more when the real
estate market settled, and admitted that too.
But this self-styled "disability rights advocate" fought hard to
serve her special interests to the detriment of blind kids in Oregon
who are, predictably, performing poorly back in their home districts
because of inadequate educational services and budget constraints.
Please read Kae's email and express your outrage at the President
nominating such a person to this important position.
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Date: Tue, 5 Jan 2010 21:35:54 -0800
From: Kae Seth <lady-potter at comcast.net>
To: oregon-l at acb.org
Subject: [oregon-l] Oppose Gelser's Nomination
Message-ID: <011201ca8e92$37cafde0$0300000a at tiny>
Representative Sarah Gelser from Corvallis has been nominated to be a
member of the National Council on Disabilities by President Obama. We
strongly urge you to notify the White House of your opposition to her
appointment. Sarah Gelser spearheaded and wrote the bill which
ultimately was passed and signed into law that closed the Oregon
School for the blind. The following is a note from Kathy OMally
providing particulars as to how you can bombard the White House if you
feel as many of us do!
I have written, and encourage everyone to do the same!
I need your help!
It has been interesting to see the lack of attention and knowledge
over the past two weeks trying to get some information from the White
House in regards to the recent nomination of Rep. Sara Gelser to the
National Council on Disability. I have not had success in finding
out when the vote will go to the Senate, but I think we need to flood
the White House with our comments via e-mail over the next several
days regarding Obama's choice.
Please....take a few minutes and post your comments:
. Go to www.whitehouse.gov;
. Select 'Contact Us' at the top right corner;
. Complete required info and type in your message.
. Hit 'Submit'
...and then forward this to your family members and friends to do!!
This will only take a few minutes to complete. Your message can be
short...just stress the fact that you are outraged that Oregon's House
Rep. Sara Gelser would be nominated to the National Council on
Disability since she is the individual responsible for the bill that
closed Oregon School for the Blind -- after serving our blind
community in their educational needs after 137 years. (Feel free to
add any of your comments!!)
Those of you with access via FAX, you may also send your
comments/letters to: (202)456-2461.
I was told the comments are 'grouped' by topic at the end of each
business day and presented to the executive staff, so let's storm
their system with something other than topics relating to health care,
economy or the war!
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