[nfb-talk] NDAA, S. 2596:

Ken Chrane kenneth.chrane at verizon.net
Wed May 11 17:22:34 UTC 2016

Hello all,
Our National President has asked us to make sure that senator Lindsey Grahams phone is kept very busy on Monday, May 9. We must make a big push on the Space Available bill for disabled veterans. Please read the below message and take action on May 9: 
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
Sharon Maneki, President
National Federation of the Blind of Maryland
Kenneth Chrane,
and Carol Siegel

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