Sunday, January 27, 2008

Obama Disability Policy Conference Call

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Those who are interested in participating in the conference call should e-mail their questions to the Disability Policy Committee beforehand.

From: Stan Klein []
Sent: Thursday, January 24, 2008 11:43 AM
To: Ethan Ellis
Subject: Re: Obama

Dear Ethan,
Thanks for your feedback. Here is an email announcing a national teleconference.

As you know, I am a volunteer member of Barack Obama's Disability Policy Committee. I wanted to make sure that you received a copy of Senator Obama's Plan to Empower Americans with Disabilities and the video of Senator Obama expressing his support for people with disabilities. You can find the Plan and video at, or by going to the campaign's web site at and clicking on the "Issues" tab and then on "Disabilities." I have also attached a fact sheet entitled "Barack Obama: Supporting Americans with Autism Spectrum Disorders." It supplements the information within the Empower content.

I also invite you to participate in our Obama for America Disability Policy Conference Call on Tuesday, January 29 at 5PM EST. Congresswoman Jan Schakowsky (D-IL), a national co-chair of the Obama campaign; Mike Strautmanis, Senator Obama's former Chief Counsel; and members of the Disability Policy Committee will discuss the issues confronting people with disabilities and Senator Obama's plans to address them when he becomes President.

You can join the conference call by dialing (712) 432-5555, press "2" when prompted, press "1" when prompted, and enter the code 2336083.

If you have a question you would like to have answered during the conference call, please go to Senator Obama's Disabilities issues page at and click on the "Present Your Ideas" link that is immediately below the video window. We will try to answer as many questions during the conference call as time permits.

I would appreciate it if you would share Senator Obama's Plan and video, and this invitation to participate in Disability Policy Conference Call, with other members of your organization and anyone else who might be interested. If there is someone else in your organization I should contact, please let me know and I will follow up.

If you agree with me that issues affecting Americans with disabilities should be a central part of the next President's agenda, then I hope you will vote for Senator Obama on February 5. If you remain undecided, I urge you to participate in our conference call to learn more.

Thank you,
Stanley D. Klein, Ph.D., Co-Chair
Disability Policy Committee
617) 879-0397

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