[nfbwatlk] FW: [State-affiliate-leadership-list] Legislative alert on CRPD Action for Monday December 3

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sun Dec 2 15:20:19 UTC 2012

See message below. Senators Murray and Cantwell are both strong supporters
of the CRPD. But it wouldn't hurt to call tomorrow and either thank them for
their support or urge them to vote for ratification of the CRPD. Both
approaches will reinforce their support.


Mike Freeman



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Pare, John
Sent: Friday, November 30, 2012 3:10 PM
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Subject: [State-affiliate-leadership-list] Legislative alert on CRPD Action
for Monday December 3


Please see below from Jesse Hartle.


Fellow Federationist:


     I am writing to update you on Senate action related to the Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.  On Tuesday November 27, the
Senate held a vote on a motion to proceed on the treaty.  This motion was
approved by a count of 61-36.  However, the Senate has put the treaty aside
for the time being to finish their work on the Defense Reauthorization bill.
We believe that Senate action will be completed on the defense bill at
sometime on Monday afternoon.  I am asking you to call your Senators on
Monday December 3, and urge them to bring the treaty to the flor after the
defense bbill.  We must tell our Senators, that the treaty is a disability
issue, and we want their vote.  You may be connected to the switchboard by
calling 202-224-3121, or 866-727-4894.  Thank you as always for your hard
work.  Please let me know if you have any questions.



Jesse Hartle

National Federation of the Blind

Government Programs Specialist

Phone: 410-659-9314, EXT. 2233

Email: jhartle at nfb.org


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