[NFBOK-Talk] Washington Seminar Application

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Thu Dec 12 03:57:39 UTC 2019

Please see the below message from President Jeannie Massay regarding the
2020 Washington Seminar. Thank you.




Audrey T. Farnum

First Vice President

National Federation of the Blind of Oklahoma


firstvp at nfbok.org <mailto:firstvp at nfbok.org> 

www.nfbok.org <http://www.nfbok.org> 




Greetings leaders and members of the NFB of Oklahoma,


It is time to start planning for the 2020 Washington Seminar!


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.


Seminar Details:


PLACE: Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024


DATES: Monday, February 10, 2020 through Thursday, February 13, 2020.
Oklahoma's congressional visits will be scheduled on Tuesday, February 11
and Wednesday, February 12.  



Monday, February 10, 2:00 p.m. - Legislative Seminar 

Monday, February 10, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. - Great Gathering In 

Tuesday, February 11 and Wednesday, February 12,  Oklahoma Hill visits


Financial Assistance: The NFB of Oklahoma Board of Directors has allocated
$800.00 from the Live the Life You Want Fund for up to 4 attendees of
Washington Seminar to receive a $200.00 stipend. Preference will be given to
first time attendees.  Recipients of these stipends are responsible for all
expenses above and beyond the amount of the stipend.  The Oklahoma Affiliate
may contribute to shared hotel rooms for those who apply for the stipend to
attend. Stipends will be provided to recipients at the Great Gathering In on
February 10th.  Stipend recipients are required to attend all of the
meetings listed above in addition to a meeting with the Oklahoma delegation
to review our meeting schedule and practice our presentation to our


Selected applicants can reduce cost by room sharing and cab sharing. You
will receive assistance in coordinating opportunities to reduce your cost at
the time of selection. 


Application Process: All persons who wish to attend Washington Seminar must
complete the brief application that will be reviewed by the Legislative
Director & Affiliate President. Applications are to be submitted on or
before Friday, December 27, 2019. Selected applicants will be notified by
e-mail on January 2, 2020.


Please note all persons wishing to attend Washington Seminar, whether or not
you are seeking financial assistance, need to complete the application form.
It is necessary for us to have the names of all persons who will be making
Hill visits to send to legislators when scheduling appointments. 


The 2020 Washington Seminar Application Form can be completed online at:



If you are interested in attending Washington Seminar this year please fill
out the short form at the above link. If you have questions concerning
Washington Seminar or the application process, you can reach me with the
below contact info.


Thanks and have a safe and happy holiday season. 






Jeannie M. Massay, President

National Federation of the Blind 

Of Oklahoma


 <mailto:president at nfbok.org> president at nfbok.org 

 <http://www.nfbok.org/> www.nfbok.org



Live the life you want!


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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