The Bush Administration wants to hear from you
John M. Denooyer
john at wccd.org
Wed Aug 15 13:55:17 PDT 2001
If you missed the phone call today (like I did) there's still a chance to
share you're thoughts:
Ladies and Gentlemen,
If you are interested in this federal evaluation, please respond as directed
below. Responses to this email address will not be considered.
Thank you for your interest and have a great August!
White House Office of Public Liaison
REMOVING FEDERAL BARRIERS TO COMMUNITY LIVING FOR PEOPLE
WITH DISABILITIES - RECOMMENDATIONS FOR CHANGE
President Bush's Executive Order Number 13217 directs the Department of
Justice, the Department of Health and Human Services, the Department of
Education, the Department of Labor, the Department of Housing and Urban
Development, and the Social Security Administration to evaluate the
policies, programs, statutes, and regulations of their respective agencies
to determine whether any should be reviewed or modified to improve the
availability of community-based services for qualified individuals with
disabilities. Results of the evaluations must be reported to the President
by October 16, 2001.
WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU
Essential to the review is the involvement of consumers, family
members, advocacy organizations, providers, relevant state and
federal agency representatives, and others. We ask for your insights.
Additional information regarding all of the public input opportunities
is available at: www.hhs.gov/newfreedom
3 PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITIES:
1. Written Comments,Due byAugust 27, 2001
· Our Federal Register notice of July 25, 2001 requested that comments
be sent electronically via email to: newfreedom at cms.hhs.gov.
· If you do not have access to e-mail, you may send comments to the New
Freedom Initiative Group, Department of Health and Human Services, P.O. Box
23271, Washington, D.C. 20036-3271.
· If possible, also send an electronic copy of the comments on disk.
For questions regarding the written comment opportunity, please contact Kari
Benson at: kari.benson at aoa.gov or at (202) 205-0624.
You can access the Federal Notice at:
2. Toll Free Telephone Conference, August 15, 1:00pm - 4:00pm, Eastern
· Call (888) 396-9929 to access the toll free telephone conference and
mention code: "Public Input." The Moderator is Kathy Rama.
· To register, e-mail Liz White ewhite at cms.hhs.gov or call: (410)
At the time of the call, an operator will instruct you on how to queue up
for testimony. A toll-free replay of the call will be available 24 hours a
day until 5pm on August 31, 2001 by calling (800) 219-6389.
3. National Listening Session, Sept. 5, 2001
· Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center, Atrium Ballroom,
1300 Pennsylvania Ave. N.W., Washington, D.C.
· Register by August 16 to request a reserved three-minute time slot for
testimony during the listening session. While reserved time slots will be
allocated primarily on a first come basis, we will work to ensure
representation from a range of stakeholder groups. There will also be a
limited number of unreserved slots.
· All individuals planning to attend must register by August 31.
· Register at www.hsrnet.com/meeting/newfreedom, or by fax or mail.
· Call Martrell Kelly at (202) 828-5100 for additional information, or
to obtain a registration form.
Some funds are available to assist consumers with travel expenses (call
Martrell Kelly at (202) 828-5100 by August 16).
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