[Nfbnet-members-list] It's Time to #FeedTheBookFamine

Cazares, Gabe GCazares at nfb.org
Tue Nov 10 21:31:42 UTC 2015

Howdy Federation Family,

As you know, we have been working diligently to urge the individuals who are directly involved with the drafting of the Marrakesh Treaty ratification package to wrap up their work promptly, so the package can be transmitted to the Senate as soon as possible. Since March we have been hearing that this was "imminent," and yet, the package has still not been sent over to the Senate.

In order to encourage the drafting process along, we are  reminding our partners that it is time to #FeedTheBookFamine. On Thursday November 12, 2015, we are urging all of our members to tweet the following individuals to remind them that people with disabilities want to read, and that the Marrakesh Treaty will expand our access to books. There is a real opportunity here to #FeedTheBookFamine!

Valerie Jarrett
Senior Advisor and Assistant to the President for Intergovernmental Affairs and Public Engagement

Maria Town
Assistant Director, Office of Public Engagement

Cathy Novelli
Under Secretary for Economic Growth, Energy, and the Environment

Judith Heumann
Special Advisor for International Disability Rights

As Federationists, I urge you to be active on Twitter Thursday. Remind our partners that Americans with disabilities will strongly benefit from this treaty. Below, please find some sample tweets, but also feel free to create your own. Additionally, attached to this message is a Twitter 101 document which gives an overview of this social media platform, as well as other tips and tricks to ensure this is a successful campaign. This document was created by our very own Danielle Trevino, Coordinator for Social Media and Member Engagement.

As you craft your tweets be firm but polite, and please remember to use the hash tag #FeedTheBookFamine.
If you have any questions prior to, or on Thursday, please do not hesitate to reach out to me.

Let's go #FeedTheBookFamine so we can live the lives we want!

300 million #pwd, 300 million reasons to #FeedTheBookFamine. #MarrakeshTreaty

Same Book, same time. #FeedTheBookFamine #MarrakeshTreaty @IntDisability @cathyNovelli

There are 300 million hungry minds in the world. @IntDisability, you can help #FeedTheBookFamine.


Gabe Cazares
Government Affairs Specialist
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
At Jernigan Place
Baltimore, MD 21230
E: gcazares at nfb.org<mailto:gcazares at nfb.org>
P: 410-659-9314 Ext. 2206
T: @gmcazares

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