FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Release Date: 
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Category: 
Chris Danielsen
Public Relations Specialist
National Federation of the Blind
(410) 659-9314, extension 2330
(410) 262-1281 (Cell)

Congressman Sessions to Serve As Honorary Chairman of NFB March for Independence

Dallas, Texas (April 15, 2008): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) announced today that Congressman Pete Sessions (TX-32) will serve as honorary chairman of the NFB’s second annual March for Independence.  The March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity will take place on the morning of Wednesday, July 2, as part of the convention of the National Federation of the Blind to be held this year in Dallas.

“All Americans, including the blind, deserve an equal opportunity to rise as high as their talent and ambition will allow,” said Congressman Sessions.  “I share this fundamental belief with the National Federation of the Blind, and that is why I am honored to serve as honorary chairman of the March for Independence—A Walk for Opportunity.”

Dr. Marc Maurer, President of the National Federation of the Blind, said: “We are pleased to have a pillar of the Dallas community and a dedicated public servant like Congressman Sessions join our March for Independence this year.  We look forward to continuing to work with the Congressman to achieve the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.”

For more information about the March for Independence, including how to participate and how to sponsor a marcher, visit www.marchforindependence.org.  To learn more about the National Federation of the Blind, visit www.nfb.org.