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Politicians are known for making promises–to Deaf people and hearing people, and to people with disabilities and without disabilities. Sometimes they follow through and sometimes they don’t. What makes the difference? WE DO!
The new US President-elect Barack Obama has made some important promises to people with disabilities and Deaf people. These promises could be important both nationally (better employment and education and less discrimination) and internationally (signing the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities).
But will he follow through? That’s partly up to his own integrity. But that’s also up to all people with disabilities, our loved ones, colleagues, and other allies. Politicians are more quick to remember their promises if they know people are watching them. So let’s make sure Obama’s team knows we are watching him! EMAIL OBAMA!
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We should all send an email to Kareem Dale, Obama’s National Disability Vote Director (at email@example.com), WITH COPIES TO Anne Hayes, a volunteer on the Obama Disability Policy Committee (at firstname.lastname@example.org).
NOTE: Please note that this blog is NOT the place to leave messages for Obama. I am unable to pass along your messages to Obama’s team. Instead, PLEASE contact his team DIRECTLY. If you wish to contact them on non-disability related issues, please use the form at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. Or, you may prefer to contact the White House Office of Public Liaison at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/. If you wish to contact them on disability-related issues, then you may use the instructions given above. Thank you.
NOTE: As of December 23, 2008, I have now closed comments on this specific blog post. If you are trying to reach Obama’s administration, please contact them DIRECTLY as instructed repeatedly above.