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<b>February 2018  </b><br>
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<b>A MESSAGE FROM OUR PRESIDENT</b><br>
A foundational value of the NFB is that we are not an organization
speaking for the blind, we are the blind speaking for ourselves. The
hundreds of blind brothers and sisters who traveled to Washington, DC,
exemplify that value...
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<b>more from President Riccobono</a></b> <br>
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<b>RESULTS FROM OUR WORK ON THE HILL </b>The goal of the Washington
Seminar is to brief members of the House and Senate on issues affecting
the blind. It is an important learning experience about what it truly
means to be a
Federationist...<a href="https://nfb.org/sites/all/modules/civicrm/extern/url.php?u=10362&qid=2139136">
<b>more reflections on the Washington Seminar</a></b><br>
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<b>NFB PARTNERS WITH NEWSEUM TO CREATE ACCESSIBLE EXHIBIT</b><br>
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Many of our Washington Seminar participants who attended a special
reception were among the first to experience a historic new exhibit by
John Olson at the
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<b>ACTION ITEMS</b><br>
Tell others about our youth programs by sharing our
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NFB EQ page</a>. Encourage students to apply for our 2018
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NFB Summer Internships</a> and our
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<b>HAPPENINGS</b><br>
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NFB Announces NFB EQ</a><br>
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NFB BELL Academy Student Applications Go Live</a><br>
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NFB Issues Statement on Deltaís New Service Animal Policy</a><br>
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National Federation of the Blind Applauds United Airlines for Prudent
Service Animal Policy</a><br>
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NFB President Receives Automotive Innovation Award</a><br>
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Blindness: Learning In New Dimensions (BLIND), Inc Summer Program
Applications Due</a><br>
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Colorado Center for the Blind Announces Summer Youth Programs</a><br>
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Louisiana Center for the Blind Unveils Summer Youth Programs</a><br>
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<b>MAR
22-23:            
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<u>Jacobus tenBroek Law Symposium, Baltimore, MD</a></u></b><br>
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31:                 
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Deadline</a></u></b><br>
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3-8:                  
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<u>National Convention, Orlando, FL</a></u></b><br>
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<b>JUL 29-AUG 4:      
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<u>BLAST Conference, San Antonio, TX</a></u></b><br>
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The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines blind people or their future. Every day we
raise the expectations of and for blind people, because low expectations
create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. We can live the
lives we want; blindness is not what holds us back. Please join us in our
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