Friday Fax

October 6, 2000  

No. 205 

FAMILY OPPORTUNITY ACT UPDATE
(S. 2274 and H.R. 4825)

This is our last chance to really make a difference for families. There is
still time to make the Family Opportunity Act a reality! Advocates, parents and family members we can make the difference. Act now!!!

We have a chance to get the Family Opportunity Act passed before this
session of Congress ends. But, we all need to work together to make sure  this happens. This legislation is important to families of children with
disabilities, and it should be a top legislative priority. Let's see it passed!!!!!
ACTION NEEDED
Continue to contact key members of Congress and the White House. Continue to share your stories. Continue to let them know that families do need this legislation.

 

MESSAGE
Ask them to show their support for families with children with disabilities
by making the FOA a priority and pass it this session. Our children depend
upon it. 
"LET OUR FAMILIES WORK AND RAISE THEIR CHILDREN WITH DISABILITIES IN THEIR HOMES AND IN THEIR COMMUNITIES."

CONTACT INFORMATION (fax numbers listed)
Sen. Lott (R-MS), Senate Majority Leader, 202-224-4639
Sen. Nickels (R-OK), Senate Majority Whip, 202-224-3913
Rep Hastert (R-IL), Speaker of the House, 202-225-5646
Sen. Daschle (D-SD), Senate Minority Leader, 202-224-7895
Sen. Reid (D-NV), Senate Minority Whip, 202-224-7362
Rep Gephardt (D-MO), House Minority Leader, 202-225-7414
John Podesta, Domestic Policy Advisor to President Clinton,
202-456-2883
Jack Lew, Director of the Office of Management and Budget,
202-395-3888
www.senate.gov    / www.house.gov   / US Capitol 202-224-3121

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For Your Information/Participation

* Disability Mentoring Day Last October 27, 1999, in conjunction with National Disability Employment Awareness Month, more than three dozen high school and college-age youth with disabilities participated in a White House sponsored mentoring day. This year Disability Mentoring Day will be held on Wednesday, October 25. For more information access: www.disability.gov , under the "Hot Topics" Section, click on the link for National Disability Employment Awareness Month. 
* Youth Essay Contest The Presidential Task Force on the Employment of Adults with Disabilities is sponsoring an essay contest open to youth of all ages, with and without disabilities. The deadline for submission of essays is October 15, 2000. For more information contact: 202-693-4939/4920(TTY) or access: www.disability.gov , under the "Hot Topics" Section for the Disability Mentoring Day information. 
* The Assistive Technology Expo An event focused on enhancing the well-being and status of persons with disabilities will be held at the North Raleigh Hilton, November 30 - December 1. The Expo showcases vendors, demonstrations, exhibits, product information, how-to classes, seminars, and hands-on computer software training. Please contact Barbara Cato at 919-850-2787 or Tony Hiatt at assist@pat.org  regarding attendance, scholarships, or the photo contest. 
* NPND Website: www.npnd.org Thanks to all of you for your patience as the NPND website transitioned to a new server. It is up and running now and we invite you to visit it for up-to-date information and resources.

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