The Access Technology Affordability Act (H.R. 1734) has 84 cosponsors in the House and 12 in the Senate. You do not need to contact the 3 Indiana house cosponsors who are all ready on board: Rep. Susan Brooks, [Republican district 5] Rep. Luke Messer, [Republican district 6] Rep. Peter Visclosky, [Democrat District 1]
Call your member of Congress via the Capitol Switchboard and ask for the office in question; 202-224-3121. When you call or email, you might say something like the following:
“Hello, my name is [your name] and I am a constituent of [your representative]. I live in [city, state]. I am calling to urge [your representative] to cosponsor H.R. 1734, the Access Technology Affordability Act. This bill would increase the availability of Access Technology thereby increasing educational and employment opportunities for all blind Americans. The bill does this by creating a tax credit for the purchase of access technology. The National Federation of the Blind has analyzed the cost impact and the bill is either cost neutral or will save the government money. I urge [representative] to cosponsor the bill. Thanks.”
In summary we are asking you to make two calls. One to Chairman Goodlatte regarding the
Marrakesh Treaty Implementation Act, and a second call to your representative regarding the Access Technology Affordability Act. If you have any questions contact John Pare at 410-659-9314, extension 2218.
If you email your representative, please copy
Email John Pare, JPare@nfb.org