[nfbwatlk] FW: [Nfb-history] [Nfbmd] Sub Minimum Wage Hearing

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Sun Jul 17 15:52:10 UTC 2011

Senator Patty Murray is on the HELP Committee. Her DC number is (202)
224-2621. Calls opposing inclusion of Section 511 in the WIA reauthorization
are encouraged. AS Melissa says below, I'll participate in the conference
call this evening and will have more news afterward.

It is my opinion that electronic petitions are virtually meaningless in that
their authenticity can't be easilyverified. So we may be looking at someone
from each chapterprinting out petitions and boss-dogging them thru the
distribution process to members and emailing to Senator Murray's office.

As I say, more to come.

Mike Freeman, president
NFB of Washington

-----Original Message-----
From: nfb-history-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfb-history-bounces at nfbnet.org]
On Behalf Of Chris Nusbaum
Sent: Saturday, July 16, 2011 2:44 PM
To: Blind Talk list; NFB history list; NABS list
Subject: [Nfb-history] [Nfbmd] Sub Minimum Wage Hearing

 ---- Original Message ------
From: "Melissa Ann Riccobono" <melissa at riccobono.us
Subject: [Nfbmd] Sub Minimum Wage Hearing
Date sent: Fri, 15 Jul 2011 23:28:16 -0400

Hello everyone,

This message is to inform you that, once again, the hearing for 
the bill
which would make it legal to pay subminimum wages has been 
postponed.  The
new date is now August 3.  I will pass along more details about 
this as I
receive them.  Also, I will be taking part in a conference call 
this Sunday
evening in order to discuss strategies for getting the word out 
about this
damaging bill.  I will share information from this call with all 
of you in
hopes that we will be able to organize the signing of some 
petitions and
also perhaps some public rallies to raise awareness.

Thank you so much for your patience!  Thank you also for your 
calls to
Senator Mikulski; please also feel free to call Senator Cardin's 
ifyou have not all ready done so.  We must keep the pressure on 
in order to
stop this bill right where it is!


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