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KamaAina Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-03-08 09:36 PM
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Obama campaign reaches out to deaf community (Fulton, MO)
Why aren't we doing this everywhere?! Would anyone with an "in" with the Obama campaign like to share this with them? It's great, though, that it's happening in MO, a key swing state that McLoser is hanging on to by the skin of his teeth.

Dialing number after number, Martha Eisenhour sat at a single table working her way through a phone list of unreachable people that most campaigns might have abandoned....

The numbers - which give a pattern of electronic beeps and clicks - typically are discarded as faxes or computer modems. However, some connect to the homes and lives of people in the deaf community who communicate with a special text telephone called TTY....

"The deaf community wants to be treated like everyone else and they should have that right," Eisenhour said. "They want to be informed about the issues of the day and want to have an opportunity also to let their opinions be known."...

Obama campaign regional press secretary Melissa Nitti thinks this is the reflection of the type of campaign they are running and how that's different than the McCain campaign.


Note: I am hearing, but have several Deaf colleagues, one of whom is an even bigger Obama supporter than I am (!) and left this in my box.
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