Emailing Obama: Bloggers Joining the Call To Action!

Posted on 12 November 2008. Filed under: Advocacy, Email Obama! | Tags: , , , , , , , , |

[People who wish to communicate with the Obama administration should PLEASE CONTACT THEM DIRECTLY. I am NOT able to pass along your emails to the Obama administration. You can contact the White House at http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/. Or you may prefer to contact the White House Office of Public Liaison, which in their own words is "the front door to the White House through which everyone can participate and inform the work of the President," at http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/]

This is NOT the place to leave your emails for Obama.

Instead, PLEASE go to http://www.whitehouse.gov/administration/eop/opl/ and leave your message for Obama there. Not here.]

From all over the United States and around the world, Deaf people and our loved ones, colleagues, and other allies are doing it. So are people with disabilities, loved ones, colleagues, and allies. And so are both bloggers and readers. Together, we have been working to ensure Obama’s team knows that people around the world are ready to hold him accountable for the promises he has made to Deaf people and to people with disabilities.

Ever since this Call to Action was first posted, people have been educating themselves about Obama’s campaign promises to people with disabilities. Then people have been sending emails to Kareem Dale, Obama’s National Disability Vote Director (at kdale@barackobama.com), WITH COPIES TO Anne Hayes, a volunteer on the Obama Disability Policy Committee (at ahayesku@hotmail.com). Through these emails, people have been letting Obama’s team know that we stand ready to hold him accountable for his promises.

Are you a blogger? Or, do you do Facebook? Have you copy/pasted the original a Call to Action at YOUR blog or Facebook page to help encourage YOUR readers to participate? The bloggers listed below have done their part. How about you?

(If you decide to post the Call to Action, please be sure to copy/paste from the text used at http://wecando.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/disabilities-email-obama/ — this is the original version, and always the most up-to-date version. Other versions may have been slightly modified to tailor them for different audiences or may be using slightly older versions of the Call to Action.)

And, of course, don’t forget to WRITE YOUR OWN EMAILS TO OBAMA! To be sent to kdale@barackobama.com WITH COPIES TO ahayesku@hotmail.com

As of November 17, 2008
One blogger has posted two videos in American Sign Language (ASL) about Obama and also mentioned the email-writing campaign:
http://www.alldeaf.com/war-political-news/59019-show-president-elect-obama.html

THANK YOU to Wheelie Catholic for including a link to the Call to Action in the navigation bar on her blog site: http://wheeliecatholic.blogspot.com/ This means all visitors to her site learn about the Call to Action no matter what page they look at first. I hope other bloggers consider following her example.

As of November 15, 2008
Brief mentions, and a link, at:
http://fridawrites.blogspot.com/2008/11/obama-and-disability-issues.html
http://yanub.blogspot.com/2008/11/nothing-about-us-without-us.html

As of November 12, 2008
http://wecando.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/disabilities-email-obama/ (the original!)
http://agenciainclusive.wordpress.com/2008/11/08/change-for-people-with-disabilities-time-to-email-obama/
http://reunifygally.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/deaf-email-obama/
http://www.disaboom.com/Blogs/srains/archive/2008/11/07/write-to-the-president-s-disability-policy-team.aspx
http://www.rollingrains.com/archives/002587.html
http://lovemefor-me.blogspot.com/2008/11/president-of-us-of.html
http://funnyoldlife.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/change-for-people-with-disabilities-time-to-email-obama/
http://soberattheparty.blogspot.com/2008/11/change-for-people-with-disabilities.html
http://aspergersquare8.blogspot.com/2008/11/call-to-action.html
http://lizditz.typepad.com/i_speak_of_dreams/2008/11/time-to-email-o.html
http://activegreymatter.org/2008/11/12/change-for-people-with-disabilities-time-to-email-obama/
http://autisticbfh.blogspot.com/2008/11/promises-and-public-discussion.html
http://kara-h.blogspot.com/2008/11/change-for-people-with-disabilities.html

And the campaign has also received a brief mention at …
http://www.disabilityrightsca.org/news/Change_Gov-2008-11-08.htm

THANK YOU! To all bloggers (and Facebookers) who have been helping to circulate the Call to Action!

I also would like to share a big THANK YOU to people who have been circulating the alert via email to their loved ones, friends, and colleagues to urge them to take action. Please continue to do so! Again, the original, and most up-to-date version of the Call to Action is posted at http://wecando.wordpress.com/2008/11/07/disabilities-email-obama/

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