[nfbwatlk] SnoKing January Meeting Cancelled

Julie Warrington jdwtlc at frontier.com
Mon Jan 9 20:24:53 UTC 2012

Sorry Mike,
guess I should have asked you about this.
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Freeman" <k7uij at panix.com>
To: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Cc: "NFB of Washington Talk Mailing List" <nfbwatlk at nfbnet.org>
Sent: Monday, January 09, 2012 11:11 AM
Subject: Re: [nfbwatlk] SnoKing January Meeting Cancelled

> All:
> The message Julie forwarded below was sent to affiliate presidents. Hence, 
> the conference call discussed is intended for affiliate presidents and 
> their legislative coordinators. While I am sure that the telephone system 
> can accommodate a few extra callers, I am not sure it can accommodate many 
> callers from multiple affiliates. Hence, I have asked Marci Carpenter to 
> be on the call as she has helped with our demonstration this past summer. 
> I'm not trying to make this an excluisivity thing; I'm just not sure how 
> many people the call can have without degrading the listening experience. 
> Certainly Julie, Mike Mello and Ben (the others going to Washington 
> Seminar) should feel free to participate. We'll report back to everyone 
> how they can assist in gaining passage of HR-3086.
> Thank you for your indulgence in this matter.
> BTW, the fact sheets should be up on the NFB web ssite shortly and I urge 
> everyone to read them and to become familiar with our legislative issues 
> and priorities this year. I also urge everyone to download and listen to 
> the latest presidential release, PR402.
> To the barricades, comrades!
> Mike Freeman, President
> NFB of Washington
> On Jan 9, 2012, at 10:06, "Julie Warrington" <jdwtlc at frontier.com> wrote:
>> Hello Federationists.
>> WE wil not be holding our January meeting that was scheduled for tomorrow 
>> 6pm at georgios.
>> I would like to share the below info and encourage all to listen and 
>> participate.
>> Thank you, Julie Warrington / VP
>> Fellow Federationists:
>> We will be holding a conference call on Tuesday, January 10, at 8 p.m.
>> Eastern Standard Time to discuss the 2012 Washington Seminar.  Dr. 
>> Maurer,
>> Joanne Wilson, and the governmental affairs team (including myself) will
>> discuss this year's issues and priorities and answer any questions you 
>> have
>> regarding this year's event.  We strongly urge you and your legislative
>> coordinators to participate on this call.  Below are the call-in details:
>> North American Toll Free Number: 1-877-394-5901 Puerto Rico Number:
>> 1-866-999-7834 Participant Access Code: 4781852
>> Also please note that the fact sheets for the 2012 Washington Seminar 
>> will
>> be posted to the NFB Web site next week.  They can be found on the NFB 
>> 2012
>> Washington Seminar page at http://www.nfb.org/nfb/Washington_Seminar.asp.
>> For your convenience, the fact sheets are also attached to this e-mail. 
>> The
>> issues for the 2012 seminar are:
>> -- The Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2011:  Stop the
>> Discrimination and Promote Equal Work for Equal Pay
>> -- The Home Appliance Accessibility Act:  End the Digital Divide
>> -- The Americans with Disabilities Business Opportunity Act:  Help 
>> Unleash
>> the Entrepreneurial Capabilities of Individuals with Disabilities
>> Please review these fact sheets in preparation for the call and for your
>> appointments during Washington Seminar.  If you and your legislative
>> coordinator are not attending Washington Seminar this year, we still
>> strongly urge your participation in these calls so that you can make sure 
>> to
>> bring vital information back to your affiliate about our legislative
>> priorities.
>> Finally, as you confirm Congressional appointments, you are encouraged to
>> e-mail the date, the time, and whether the member of Congress is expected 
>> to
>> attend the meeting, so the exceptional Mercury Room team can provide it 
>> to
>> our governmental affairs staff.  The e-mail address for the appointments 
>> is
>> hillappointments at nfb.org.
>> If you have questions, I have included my contact information at the 
>> bottom
>> of this message.  I look forward to seeing all of you at Washington 
>> Seminar
>> as we work toward passage of these crucial issues.  Once again, thank you 
>> in
>> advance for all of your hard work.
>> John G. Paré Jr.
>> Executive Director for Strategic Initiatives NATIONAL FEDERATION OF THE
>> E-mail: jpare at nfb.org
>> Phone: (410) 659-9314 ext. 2218
>> Fax: (410) 685-5653
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