Future Reflections  Convention Report 2006

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MARCH FOR INDEPENDENCE


Since our beginning in 1940, the National Federation of the Blind has been committed to ensuring that blind persons have access to all of the opportunities available to them in order to live successful and complete lives.

At this year’s national convention, we are going to take this commitment to the streets and March for Independence!

• Can you imagine hundreds of white canes filling the streets this summer as the sun rises?

• Can you imagine hundreds of sighted friends challenging themselves to walk the independence course under blindfolds in solidarity with their blind friends?

• Can you picture groups of blind people from NFB chapters marching with hometown banners and chapter flags?

• Can you see how the imaginations of the participating blind youth will be stretched after experiencing the power of marching together?

• Can you imagine being part of a movement bigger than any one person is?

If you can imagine this, then you can help the National Federation of the Blind change what it means to be blind!

Be a part of this exciting challenge! Join us in saying, “The blind are on the move and fully engaged in our society.”

Register online at www.nfb.org and become an independence marcher by pledging to raise at least $250 by May 31. Or sponsor a marcher by making a gift or pledge of at least $250, and we’ll credit your sponsorship to one of our blind youth who are working hard to get support to march. E-mail questions to independencemarch@nfb.org, or call (410) 659-9314, ext. 2406.

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