Washington Seminar, January 26th – January 29th, 2015
The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the agenda of blind Americans–the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas: Social Security and Supplemental Security Income programs; relevant civil rights issues; educational programs and services; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; the organization and funding of federal programs; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.
There are local chapters throughout the state that have events, meetings and opportunities to get involved . Please click here to view the full directory of chapters.
If you would like to participate in the monthly conference call please contact Mary Willows, President toll free at (877) 558-6524 for the conference phone number and pin.
NFBC State Convention
When: July 1-6, 2014
Where: Orlando Florida
Link to full information: http://www.nfb.org/nfb/National_Convention.asp
NFBC National Convention Grants
Two Grants Available:
Wilbur Radcliff Grant – This grant is for first time convention attendee’s. The NFBC Board will select 10 recipients to attend national convention under this grant. To apply, please fill out the form and submit it before May 19th, 2014. Wilbur Radcliff Grant Form
NFBC Grant – This grant is to assist those who have attended a convention before and need a little help getting to the 2013 national convention in Orlando, Florida. The NFBC board will select 10 recipients to attend this year’s national convention. To apply, please fill out the form and submit it before May 19th, 2014. NFBC Grant Form