[nfbwatlk] Snoking Chapter Meeting Last Night

Lauren Merryfield lauren1 at catliness.com
Wed Aug 10 17:37:29 UTC 2011

Oh no!  What happened to Duane?
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----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR)" <Bennett.Prows at HHS.GOV>
To: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Wednesday, August 10, 2011 8:56 AM
Subject: [nfbwatlk] Snoking Chapter Meeting Last Night

> Listers,
> As advertised, the Snoking chapter met last night at Georgio's restaurant 
> in Everett. Julie Warrington stepped in to chair the meeting in the 
> absence of Duane Smith (may he recover soon.)
> We had a guest speaker, Washington State Representative Marko Liias, who 
> was introduced by Denise Mackenstadt.  He talked about his state 
> priorities of enhanced laws against bullying in schools, livable wage jobs 
> for all who need or want employment, meaningful sustained public 
> transportation, etc.  We discussed our current drive to get the concept of 
> subminimum wage jobs for disabled persons out of the reauthorization of 
> the Work Force Investment Act, and explored several other topics, 
> including the plight of public transportation in this State.
> Turns out, and not so coincidentally, he will be running for the U.S. 
> Congress seat now held by Jay Inslee in 2012. He seemed genuinely 
> interested in our issues, and pledged to learn all he can about them.  He 
> indicated support for our efforts to eliminate the subminimum wage 
> provisions of WIA.
> So it was a successful meeting, and shows that we continue to do what 
> we're supposed to be doing in the NFB.  So, let's get out the support for 
> what is only right for all the blind.  Thanks to Julie and Denise for an 
> excellent meeting last night.
> //
> Bennett Prows
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