[nfbwatlk] Washington Seminar From Home: Wednesday's Appointments!

Cindy Bennett clb5590 at gmail.com
Wed Jan 28 19:15:51 UTC 2015


Hi Ben,

Thanks for that! Marci did tell me this in a text right after I sent
the email. Senator Murray's contact info follows.

Sen. Patty Murray
202.224.2621
www.
murray.senate.gov/public
fb.com/pattymurray
 @pattymurray

Cindy
On 1/28/15, Prows, Bennett (HHS/OCR) <Bennett.Prows at hhs.gov> wrote:
> Hi Listers,
>
> Based on President Marci's post on hey tel early this morning, the group was
> also going to attend Senator Patti Murray's weekly coffee for constituents
> this A.M. Having done this in the past, it is a good way to get the issues
> before the Senator who asks the constituents present, to make statements
> about why they are there, so that more than she and her staff hear our
> issues, but other groups in attendance get exposed as well. Perhaps we can
> provide all the contact information for Senator Murray's office soon.
>
> /s/
>
> Bennett Prows
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: nfbwatlk [mailto:nfbwatlk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cindy
> Bennett via nfbwatlk
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2015 9:43 AM
> To: nfbwatlk
> Subject: [nfbwatlk] Washington Seminar From Home: Wednesday's Appointments!
>
> Hi Washingtonians!
>
> Here is Wednesday's roundup! Marci, Mike, and Betty will be visiting the
> following representatives. Contact them today! Remember to explicitly
> mention if you are a constituent.
>
>  First, they got a last-minute appointment with Senator Cantwell's staff
> yesterday, so be sure to contact her today!
>
> Sen. Maria Cantwell
> 202.224.3441
> www.cantwell.senate.gov/public/
> @CantwellPress
>
> Rep. Dave Reichert, 8th CD
> (202) 225-7761
> http://reichert.house.gov/
> fb.com/RepDaveReichert
> @DaveReichert
>
> Rep. Derek Kilmer, 5th CD
> 202.225.5916
> http://kilmer.house.gov/
> fb.com/derek.kilmer
> @RepDerekKilmer
>
> Rep. Adam Smith, 9th CD 202.225.8901
> http://adamsmith.house.gov/
> fb.com/RepAdamSmith
> @rep_adam_smith
>
> Rep. Suzan Del Bene, 1st CD
> 202.225.6311
> http://delbene.house.gov/
> fb.com/RepDelBene
>  @RepDelBene
>
> Here is information about the issues.
>
> The Government Affairs team did a great job producing this summary of the
> three legislative priorities we have this year:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wHE78v9zr4
>
>
> This year's issues are as follows:
> 1.	The TIME act: Transitioning to Integrated and Meaningful Employment
> act. Formerly the Fair Wages Act, introduced as HR188 just 2 weeks ago! Here
> is the press release announcing its reintroduction:
> https://nfb.org/national-federation-blind-applauds-introduction-transitioning-integrated-and-meaningful-employment
> Here is information about the TIME act:
> https://nfb.org/fair-wages
> And the Frequently Asked Questions document:
> https://nfb.org/timefactsheet
> Finally, reference this great YouTube video in any of your electronic
> correspondence:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xed4tsMhHU8
>
> 2. The TEACH Act: Technology, Education, and Accessibility in College and
> Higher education act This act will establish a list of guidelines that
> institutions of higher education can voluntarily follow to guide them in
> purchasing accessible technologies. Read the fact sheet here:
> https://nfb.org/TEACH
> And reference this YouTube video in any electronic contact:
> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mU4MBIluhD0
>
> 3. The Marrakesh Treaty: will give blind people from around the world access
> to electronic published materials. Contact the senators about this one as it
> will appear there for ratification later this year.
> Read the fact sheet here:
> https://nfb.org/marrakeshfactsheet
>
> Members Attending
> Marci Carpenter, Seattle: President of the National Federation of the Blind
> of Washington Mike Freeman, Vancouver: Immediate past president of the
> National Federation of the Blind of Washington Betty Watson, Vancouver:
> Board member of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington and
> President of the Clark County chapter of the National Federation of the
> Blind of Washington
>
> Washington Seminar
> Near the beginning of each year, over 500 members of the National Federation
> of the blind comprising of members from all of its affiliates assemble at
> Capitol Hill to meet with congress members.
> Each affiliate (state) makes appointments with each House member and each
> Senate member. During Washington Seminar, the members from each affiliate
> meet with their respective congress representatives to educate them and
> their staff on the three legislative priorities the NFB will work on
> throughout the year. Information about the 2015 Washington Seminar can be
> found here:
> https://nfb.org/washington-seminar
>
>
>
> --
> Cindy Bennett
> 1st Year Ph.D. Student, University of Washington Human Centered Design and
> Engineering
>
> Treasurer of the Greater Seattle Chapter and of the National Federation of
> the Blind of Washington Affiliates of the National Federation of the Blind
>
> clb5590 at gmail.com
>
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-- 
Cindy Bennett
1st Year Ph.D. Student, University of Washington
Human Centered Design and Engineering

Treasurer of the National Federation of the Blind of Washington
an Affiliate of the National Federation of the Blind

clb5590 at gmail.com

Cindy



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