[Nfbnet-members-list] Fix WIA Wednesday

Sloan, Rose rsloan at nfb.org
Tue Jan 14 03:08:38 UTC 2014

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Over the summer the Workforce Investment Act 
(WIA) S. 1356 was passed by the Health, 
Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) 
Committee.  We have been told that this bill may 
be coming to the Senate floor for a vote soon, 
and it is being pre-conferenced with members of 
the U.S. House of Representatives.  There are 
aspects of this bill that we need the Senate to fix before it becomes law.

We are designating this Wednesday, January 15, 
2014 as #FixWIA Wednesday.  We are respectfully 
requesting that you call, email, fax, tweet, or 
Facebook your Members of Congress expressing your 
feelings about WIA (S. 1356).  Please use the 
hash tag #FixWIA with all of your social media messaging.

As the saying goes: "nothing about us, without 
us" –if we do not act now, the discriminatory 
language in Section 511 of Title V., and the 
misguided relocation of the Rehabilitation 
Services Administration (RSA) will become the law 
of the land.  Let your voices be heard. Contact your Members of Congress.

Read the Fix WIA blog post at: 
to get more information about the issue, and get 
ready to #FixWIA on this Wednesday, January 15, 
2014.  Additional information will be sent soon.

Thank you,


Rose Sloan
Government Affairs Specialist

“Eliminating Subminimum Wages for People with Disabilities”

National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
rsloan at nfb.org
(410)-659-9314 ext 2441

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