NAD eNews – Action Alert: Support CRPD and Deaf Truck Drivers!

NAD E-Newsletter

Monday, July 23, 2012

ACTION ALERT: Support Deaf and Hard of Hearing Truck Drivers!

Deaf and hard of hearing truck drivers need your support! For the first
time in history, the U.S. Department of Transportation is considering
the applications of 45 deaf and hard of hearing individuals submitted
by the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) for exemptions from the
Commercial Drivers Licenses (CDL) physical qualification of hearing.
The U.S. DOT is requesting comments from the public- but the deadline
to tell the DOT what you think is Wednesday, July 25th at 11:59 pm, so
don’t delay- tell the DOT what you think now. Read on to learn how you
can contact the DOT and submit your comments!

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URGENT: Tell your Senator to Support the Ratification of the Convention
on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities TODAY!

The NAD asks YOU to call and/or e-mail your Senator to ask them to
support the ratification of the Convention on the Rights of Persons
with Disabilities (CRPD). This is an important treaty for our community
and we need members of our community to write to their Senators urging
them to ratify the CRPD now. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee has
scheduled a markup and vote on CRPD for Thursday, July 26th at 9:30 AM
on Capitol Hill. Our recent warm reception in the Senate Foreign
Relations Committee was excellent for supporters of the CRPD, but it
also provoked a storm of calls from the opposition led by the
Homeschool Legal Defense Association and Rick Santorum, spurred on by
inaccurate statements.

After contacting your Senator, meet us this Thursday, July 26th at the
Dirksen Senate Office Building, G-50 on Capitol Hill and tell your
Senators to support CRPD IN PERSON!

WE NEED YOUR HELP NOW, MORE THAN EVER. Read on to learn how you can

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The NAD is the Featured Charity of the Week at America’s Charities!

The National Association of the Deaf is the featured this week as part
of a series of non-profit organizations and charities at America’s
Charities! Pledges made by Federal civilian, postal and military donors
during the campaign season (September 1st to December 15th) during the
Combined Federal Campaign through America’s Charities support eligible
non-profit organizations. Please designate the National Association of
the Deaf as your charity of choice- use CFC number #10356. Check out
our feature on America’s Charities to learn more about the NAD and the
many ways you can help!

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Tell Us What You Think About Captioning!

The National Association of the Deaf needs your input about captioning!
Your responses will help to guide our position when we discuss
captioning with the industry. Remember, your feedback is very
important. The only way we’ll know what is important to you is if you
tell us now, and it’ll take only three minutes of your time!

Fill out our Captioning Survey by Monday, July 23rd at 8 pm.

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