Today Caption Action 2 found out something that made us upset. For good reason. Remember Rick Boucher, the chairperson of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet?? He just signed on to a DIFFERENT bill that also benefits deaf and hard of hearing people: HR 3024, the Medicare Hearing Health Care Enhancement Act. He ALREADY cosponsors HR 1646, the Hearing Aid Tax Credit.
YET, Boucher won't allow HR 3101, the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act of 2009, to move! We need for him to allow it to move!!
WHY does Boucher so readily support those other two bills for deaf and hard of hearing people and not HR 3101?? HR 3101 is just as important, if not MORE important, than those two bills!
We don't have the answers! What we DO know, is that it is urgent, important, mega critical, imperative, that YOU call your representatives in Congress, INCLUDING and ESPECIALLY those on the Subcommittee. That you write. That you blog and publicly post your letters to your Representatives. That you contact your local media. Caption Action 2 can not do it alone!
How does this make you feel? The chairperson of the House Subcommittee on Communications, Technology, and the Internet is supportive of those other bills, but not our bill, the one that YOU need to guarantee yourself and deaf children an accessible future on the Internet!
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