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A Sample Letter to Sponsors of 2012 NAD Conference

Folks, I am including my e-mail to Purple Communications as a sample letter of what you can e-mail to Sponsors of the 2012 NAD Conference. Please tailor your letters in consideration of each business/organization’s service mission. I sent this e-mail to Purple this afternoon.

Dear Purple,

My name is Tavian Robinson. I am a long time loyal consumer of Purple communications and its services. I appreciate your support of the National Association of the Deaf and support for the civil rights of deaf and hard of hearing Americans. Thank you for your financial support of an organization that works hard to secure our accessibility to telecommunications.
However, I have learned of some things recently in regard to the planning of the 2012 NAD conference that concerns me.  I am asking you to participate in the deaf community’s call for true equality and civil rights. The NAD is making a statement that sends mixed messages about civil rights and the place of minorities within the American Deaf Community. I believe that your organization stands for equality, diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. I remain a proud Purple consumer but believe that you can add a powerful voice of reason in persuading the NAD to reexamine its commitment its principles of civil rights and equality for all.
Thank you,
T. Robinson
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Updated: May 30: Take Action Alert: TWEET SPONSORS

UPDATED ON May 30: For a Full List of NAD sponsors, visit this page http://www.nad.org/louisville/sponsors

Major Corporate Donors include Google, CBS, Verizon, Adobe, Blackberry.

For most sponsors, I include their Twitter and E-mail address. To prevent spam e-mails, I am using AT instead of @ and (dot). For example: john.doe@email.com is john(dot)doe at email (dot) com OR JUST CLICK on the Link and it’ll open in your email program. TAKE ACTION AND WRITE AWAY! TWEET. The more attention, the better!

Major Mainstream Donors: 

Google:
Twitter: @google or Contact Form

CBS:
Twitter: @CBStweet or Email Tiffany Smith- Anoa’i CBS Director of Diversity and Communications
See CBS’s statement on Corporate Diversity Commitment.

Verizon:
Twitter: @verizongiving or Email: no press e-mail.
Comcast:
Twitter: @comcast or Email: esl_corp at cable (dot) comcast (dot) com
Adobe:
Blackberry:
Twitter: @blackberry or online contact

VRS Companies:

Hamilton Relay:
Twitter: @HamiltonRelay or Email: info at hamiltonrelay (dot) com

Purple Communications:
Twitter: @PurpleComm or Email: press at purple (dot) us

SprintRelay:
Twitter: @SprintRelay or Email: Sprint (dot) TRSCustServ at sprint (dot) com

ZVRS:
Twitter: @ZVRS or Email:  zinfo at zvrs (d0t) com

State Commissions Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
KCDHH:
Twitter: @KCDHH or E-mail: Contact Form: http://www.kcdhh.org/forms/
NMCDHH:
Twitter: @NMDCHH or E-mail: http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/Contact.aspx
Educational Institutions:
NTID/RIT:
Twitter: @RITNTID or Email: krgpro at rit (dot) edu
NonProfits and Private Businesses:
CSD:
Twitter: @CSD_tweets or Email: Ben Soukup at bsoukup at c-s-d (dot) org
Kramer Financial:
Twitter: @kramerfinancial or Email: usa at kramerfinancial (dot) com
VITAC Captions:
Twitter: @VITAC_Captions or Email: No press email.
UPDATED LIST For Twitter:
CPC Captioning:
Twitter: @cpccaptioning
Ubiduo:
Twitter: @ubiduo
Deafvideotv:
Twitter: @deafvideotv
iDeafNews:
Twitter: @ideafnews
Tracfone:
Twitter: @tracfonecalls
Captel Phone:
Twitter: @captelphone