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Re: Community Activism (wasRegarding Section 508 discussion)


From: Jennison Mark Asuncion
Date: Feb 13, 2015 4:39PM

Slight correction (apparently we didn't update everywhere), Global
Accessibility Awareness Day this year is in fact on May 21 not May 15.


On 2/9/15, John Foliot < <EMAIL REMOVED> > wrote:
> Chagnon | PubCom wrote:
>> Regarding what we can do:
> <snip>
>> And contact President Obama here:
>> http://www.whitehouse.gov/contact/submit-questions-and-comments
> Actually Bevi, there is also this: https://petitions.whitehouse.gov
> However you/we have just 30 days to get 100,000 signatures in order to get
> a
> response from the White House. And it's up to you/us to get to 150
> signatures in order for your petition to be publicly searchable on the We
> the People tool on WhiteHouse.gov.
> I am confident that we could get the 150 signatures in a few hours (Social
> media!), but can we get 100,000? Hitting that number would take a conserted
> effort from a number of groups to mobilize their base: AFB, NFB, and AFD
> quickly come to mind, and many more like that. There is also the
> community(ies) of people who work in EDU and GOV spaces that deal with
> these
> issues routinely, as well as many similar folk in the private sector (like,
> you know, many of the people reading this now :-) )
> However, we don't get multiple kicks at the can here, so the advance work
> leading up to a petition would need to be covered by a grass-roots effort.
> Perhaps tying the launch (or completion) of the petition to GAAD (Global
> Accessibility Awareness Day) might help
> (http://globalaccessibilityawarenessday.org/gaad.html) - this year it's May
> 15th. Personally, at this time I can't jump in too deep on this effort (and
> besides, I'm Canadian eh), but happy to lend a vote of moral support and
> any
> help with broadcasting a plan.
> Tossing it out there for thoughts.
> JF