[Nfbc-info] Applications are now being accepted from Californians for the 2012 Washington Seminar

Mary Willows mwillows at sbcglobal.net
Fri Aug 19 15:47:57 UTC 2011

Washington Seminar 2012:  Issues for the One hundred and Thirteenth 

The National Federation of the Blind will visit our nations leaders at their 
offices in Washington D.C.  on February 6, 7, 8 and 9, 2012.

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: 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; Social Security and Supplemental Income programs; and 
other timely topics.  Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen 
for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.

Washington Seminar 2011- Braille Monitor, March 2011

Washington Seminar 2010 - Braille Monitor, March 2010

Washington Seminar 2009 - Braille Monitor, April 2009

Washington Seminar

California will choose fifteen members who show leadership in a given 
geographic area to represent us at the Washington Seminar.  To submit your 
name for consideration go to


The deadline for applications to attend the 2012 Washington Seminar is 
October 1, 2011.  Participants will be chosen and announced at the NFB of 
California annual convention in October.

Mary Willows, President
National Federation of the Blind of California
mwillows at sbcglobal.net 

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