The Alliance For Equality Of Blind Canadians Seeks Your Input And Support!

Are you aware that, historically, the President and CEO of CNIB has always "had" to be a client of the CNIB? Have you heard that, at the upcoming CNIB AGM on Saturday, September 27, 2008, a motion is expected that would remove the requirement that the President and CEO be a client of CNIB?

Does this strike you as odd, or at least, as a step backward? Did you receive the CNIB fundraising letter in August, and find it offensive? Do you have a different view altogether?

Either way, we need to hear from you as soon as possible. CNIB has indicated that even non-members will have the opportunity to speak at their AGM about the decision to remove the requirement that the President and CEO be a client of CNIB, and that is what we plan to do. But we'd like to know what people think - and we need your help in encouraging the CNIB membership to either kill this motion, or at least amend it.

First, please visit the survey link below and complete the questionnaire so that we can gather feedback on what our response to this decision ought to be. Your input is valuable! (This survey is intended for members.)

Survey: http://survey.constantcontact.com/survey/a07e2d3gto5fl78lwja/start

Second, if you agree that the President and CEO of CNIB should be a person who has first-hand experience as a person who is blind or partially sighted (as they have in the past), please sign our petition by visiting the following link. (You may forward this petition to friends and family, too!)

Petition: http://www.petitiononline.com/cnibpcqb/petition.html

Forward this to a friend: http://ui.constantcontact.com/sa/fwtf.jsp?m=1101935836264&a=1102243777431&ea=rae@blindcanadians.ca

Third, the CNIB AGM will be taking place on Saturday, September 27, 2008 at 3:30 pm. It will be held at The Best Western Hotel & Suites located at 808 Mount Pleasant Road, Eglinton Meeting Room, Toronto. If you can attend (in person) to speak and/or show your support, it would be greatly appreciated! (Please e-mail John Rae at rae@blindcanadians.ca and let him know you're coming!)

September 27th is less than two weeks away.

Don't delay - act now!

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