[NFBMO] FW: [State-Affiliate-Leadership-List] National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual
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Sat Apr 11 02:00:57 UTC 2020
Hello Federation Family,
Several versions of an announcement from the National Federation of the Blind has been released this afternoon. Below is the official press release that is being circulated. This will be an opportunity for every member to participate in our 2020 National Convention. Additional information is posted on our national webpage.
From: State-Affiliate-Leadership-List [mailto:state-affiliate-leadership-list-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Danielsen, Chris via State-Affiliate-Leadership-List
Sent: Friday, April 10, 2020 3:39 PM
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Cc: Danielsen, Chris <CDanielsen at nfb.org>
Subject: [State-Affiliate-Leadership-List] National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
National Federation of the Blind 2020 Convention Goes Virtual
Unique Event to Present the 2020 View on Blindness
Baltimore, Maryland (April 10, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind will hold its national convention beginning July 14, 2020 with virtual events and local, in-person gatherings where appropriate. The convention was originally scheduled to take place in Houston, Texas. The change of plans is in response to the public health, safety, and logistical concerns raised by the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The National Federation of the Blind is delighted to celebrate our eightieth year by expanding the circle of participation to create what will surely be the largest gathering of the blind in history,” said Mark Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind. “Through this unique event, we will connect blind Americans from anywhere to build opportunities everywhere. We look forward to spreading the 2020 view on blindness to the entire nation and beyond.”
The latest details of the convention, as they become available, will be posted at <http://www.nfb.org/convention> nfb.org/convention. There will be multiple ways to participate, including in-person gatherings to enjoy convention events organized by the Federation’s affiliates and chapters, subject to any local social distancing restrictions still in place. Participants can also like the National Federation of the Blind on Facebook or follow @NFB_Voice on Twitter. Talk about the 2020 convention on social media using #NFB20.
About the National Federation of the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), headquartered in Baltimore, is the oldest and largest nationwide organization of blind Americans. Founded in 1940, the NFB consists of affiliates, chapters, and divisions in the fifty states, Washington DC, and Puerto Rico. The NFB defends the rights of blind people of all ages and provides information and support to families with blind children, older Americans who are losing vision, and more. We believe in the hopes and dreams of blind people and work together to transform them into reality. Learn more about our many programs and initiatives at <http://www.nfb.org> www.nfb.org.
Director of Public Relations
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)
<mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org> cdanielsen at nfb.org
This news brief also available at: https://www.nfb.org/about-us/press-room/national-federation-blind-2020-convention-goes-virtual
Christopher S. Danielsen, J.D.
Director of Public Relations
200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 659-9314, Ext. 2330 | cdanielsen at nfb.org <mailto:cdanielsen at nfb.org>
<http://www.facebook.com/nationalfederationoftheblind> <https://twitter.com/NFB_Voice> <https://www.youtube.com/NationsBlind>
The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.
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