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A2002-02: Regarding Commendation for Sponsorship of NFB-Newsline®

Adopted in: 2002

Topics: NFB-Newsline

WHEREAS, NFB Newsline (R) is an automated nationwide telephone service that enables blind people to read any of more than 50 daily newspapers, any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week; and

WHEREAS, thanks to a special appropriation from Congress, NFB Newsline (R) will be available until March 1, 2003 in all 50 states and the District of Columbia through a single nationwide toll-free telephone number; and

WHEREAS, after March 1, 2003, NFB Newsline (R) will only continue operating in those localities where local sponsors can be found; and

WHEREAS, the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning has graciously agreed to sponsor NFB Newsline (R) in Minnesota, thereby insuring the continuation of this valuable service; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED by the National Federation of the Blind of Minnesota in convention assembled this second day of November, 2002 in the city of Rochester that this organization commend and loudly applaud the Minnesota Department of Children, Families, and Learning for agreeing to sponsor NFB Newsline (R) in Minnesota; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that this organization work closely with the Department to promote and expand this valuable service throughout the state.

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