The House Ways & Means Subcommittee on Social Security has scheduled a hearing on Thursday, February 2, 2012 and there is no genealogist as a representative included in the hearings! They will be discussing some of the SSDI access issues. While it appears that we may have been shut out, there still is a need for you to make your voice heard. The Records Preservation and Access Committee has created an SSDI Call to Action Kit at http://www.fgs.org/rpac/sddi-call-to-action-kit/. This is a one-stop "help center" on the RPAC blog for the SSDI issue - please help spread the word!
Yes We Scan is an initiative to create a unified project for scanning the United States federal government’s informational holdings. This would include the National Archives, Library of Congress, Smithsonian Institution, Government Printing Office, National Library of Medicine, National Agricultural Library and all other agencies.
Right now your help is needed in signing an online petition to get the issue reviewed by the White House and to work with officials who can help get an initial review commission created and working on the issues. Click here to sign the petition.