If you are a guide dog user who has traveled to or from the state of California or spent time in that state, and/or if you anticipate traveling with your guide dog to California, the California Council of the Blind urges you to consider taking the following action: Contact the Legislative Committee described below to express your opposition to continuing support for the State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind.
The California Council of the Blind is in opposition to AB1705, which would continue for four years the operation of the Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind. We are the only state that has such an entity. The board has not been shown to materially affect the quality of training and instruction in California. Conversely, the board has frequently failed to cooperate with consumers when asked to put into place policies that can ensure all California perspective and current guide dog handlers are able to receive instruction regardless of the certified school from which they choose to obtain it.
Please send letters to the chair of the Assembly Business and Professions Committee as follows:
The Honorable Rudy Salas, Jr., Chair
Assembly Business and Professions Committee
1020 N. Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
Thank you.[DISCLAIMER: Guide Dog Users, Inc. (GDUI) is distributing the above Announcement from the California Council of the Blind (hereinafter the “CCB Announcement”) solely for informational purposes. The CCB Announcement is being distributed at the request of the California Council of the Blind (CCB). GDUI has no affiliation with either CCB, CCB’s Golden State Guide Dog Handlers, Inc. (GSGDHI) affiliate, or with any other organizations mentioned in the CCB Announcement. The opinions expressed in the CCB Announcement are solely those of the CCB. As of the distribution date of the CCB Announcement in this GDUI communication, March 22, 2017, GDUI neither opposes nor supports the existence of California’s State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind and currently takes no official position on this matter.]
GDUI neither opposes nor supports the existence of California’s State Board of Guide Dogs for the Blind and takes no official position on this matter.