[NFBOK-Talk] National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma at the Capitol
jmassay1 at cox.net
Fri Jan 26 23:37:31 UTC 2018
Calling all Federation members, family and friends!
Please join us for the 1st annual NFBOK at the Capitol Day
DATE: Tuesday, February 13, 2018
LOCATION: 2300 North Lincoln Boulevard, Room 412-A, Oklahoma City, OK 73105,
Gathering-In-- 9:00-10:00 AM
Legislative Reception-- 10:00 AM-2:00 PM
Legislative Office Outreach-- 11:00 AM-2:00 PM
Who will attend: National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma members,
family and friends from across Oklahoma.
The Gathering-In will begin Tuesday morning at 9:00 AM In the Oklahoma State
Capitol (Room 412-A) and will adjourn promptly at 10:00AM. The Gathering-In
serves as our opening session to our Oklahoma Legislative Seminar. We will
pump up our energy and gear up our strategy in the room. Members of NFB
Oklahoma come together to learn about and advocate for legislative
initiatives that will improve the lives of blind Oklahomans. Please join us
to cast off the perception of incapacity that is too often reinforced by bad
public policies that serve to relegate blind Americans to second class
In lieu of legislative appointments, members will team up to visit Senate
and House offices at the conclusion of the reception to introduce the
Federation, our legislative targets and answer questions. A meeting for NFB
members to review our legislative progress and provide guidance will occur
on Wednesday evening via teleconference call.
The Oklahoma Legislative Seminar is an annual event of the National
Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma to introduce the agenda of blind
Oklahomans--the priority issues requiring the State Legislature's 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, including Oklahoma School
for the Blind; 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;
elimination of sheltered workshops; and other timely topics
Legislative Agenda of Blind Oklahomans:
Two priority initiatives for the 56th Legislature, Second Session
. Model Parental Rights and Family Preservation For The Blind Act
. Model Braille Literacy Bill - National Federation of the Blind
. parenting Without Sight:
. Braille and Visually Impaired Students: What does the law require?
. Background on Braille Literacy Legislation
. Braille Literacy Legislation Adopted by States:
For questions please contact Mike Floyd or me. You may reach Mike at
Michael.b.floyd at gmail.com <mailto:Michael.b.floyd at gmail.com> or
I look forward to your being a part of our first NFBOK at the Capitol!
Jeannie M. Massay, President
National Federation of theBlind
president at nfbok.org <mailto:president at nfbok.org>
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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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