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​​​​​​The presidential release is a monthly audio message from President Mark A. Riccobono that highlights the current activities of the National Federation of the Blind.

Presidential Release #459: March 2017

President Mark A. Riccobono
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/pr459.mp3
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Presidential Release #459: March 2017
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Presidential Release #491, February 2020

As we dive into February, President Riccobono reviews the important legislative issues we'll address at this year's Washington Seminar. He also discusses upcoming summer programs, the 2020 National Convention, our Braille Monitor survey, and the PAC program.
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/2020-02/2020_02_english.mp3
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February 2020
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Presidential Release #495, June 2020

President Riccobono again presents the presidential release before a live virtual audience. He delivers the NFB's public statement on racial injustice, and discusses the great work being done during COVID-19 as well as preparations for our national convention. The release includes a live Q&A session.
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/2020-06/presidential_release_live_june_2020.mp3
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Presidential Release #495, June 2020
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Presidential Release #469: February 2018

Presidential Release #469: February 2018 Show Notes A monthly message from Mark A. Riccobono, President of the National Federation of the Blind, to be shared with every chapter of the organization. Items covered in the February 2018 release include: The 2018 Washington Seminar Marines and Tet exhibit at the Newseum sponsored by the NFB National Federation of the Blind legal program Notes about the Federation family Resources: Legal program Ride share testing 2018 Jacobus tenBroek Disability Law Symposium, March 22–23, Contact us at (410) 659-9314
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/pr469.mp3
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Presidential Release #469: February 2018
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Presidential Release #500, December 2020

President Riccobono delivers the presidential release before a live virtual audience. He discusses actions from American Education Week, the Independence Market, the Smart Cities Summit, other CENA events, and more. The live event includes a special conversation and celebration with Dr. Marc Maurer and Mrs. Mary Ellen Jernigan on the history of the presidential releases and the first presidential release by Dr. Kenneth Jernigan. The conversation and the Q&As are available as supplemental audio at https://www.nfb.org/resources/publications-and-media/presidential-releases.
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/2020-12/pr_500_short_0.mp3
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Presidential Release #500, December 2020
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Presidential Release #474: August 2018

Presidential Release #474: August 2018 (English Audio) The presidential release is a monthly audio message from President Mark A. Riccobono that highlights the current activities of the National Federation of the Blind. It is shared with every chapter of the organization. Please listen now, or share at your upcoming meeting or event. Listen to previous episodes at nfb.org/presidential-releases. Items Covered It's raining in Baltimore. NFB EQ and NFB BELL Academy are taking place this week in the building.  We had a successful AER strike July 26 through July 28 in Reno, Nevada. Unfortunately, accreditation is moving forward and they ambushed a resolution one of our members, who is also a member of AER, proposed. Among our priorities is that AFB was named a central nonprofit entity by AbilityOne. NIB has been working with us. We are looking to add staff members here in Baltimore. If you or someone you know want a career more than a job, want to work for the movement, and want to work in a demanding, high-energy, and highly motivated environment, email a resume and cover letter to [email protected] We have positions in events, front desk, access technology, advocacy, and membership. The National Federation of the Blind is partnering with Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® to create Braille and audio “Love Notes” so parents can share messages of love and encouragement with blind children. The “Love Notes” are an accessible version of the writable wrapper on Rice Krispies Treats®, which allows parents to include messages in their children’s lunchboxes. The new, accessible “Love Notes” are available in two forms: Braille stickers and re-recordable audio boxes. The Braille stickers are heart-shaped to match the space on Rice Krispies Treats® writable wrappers for written notes. Each Braille sticker sheet includes eight uplifting messages for parents to share with their children, such as “You’ve Got This” and “Love You Lots.” The re-recordable audio box holds a Rice Krispies Treat and, when opened, plays a 10-second pre-recorded message. The audio box messages can be re-recorded over a thousand times. A video has been produced to promote this partnership, featuring our members, Eme and Tabby Mitchell. The plan is to distribute over 6,000 sheets of Braille stickers and co-branded NFB/Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Treats® alphabet cards, as well as over 1,500 re-recordable audio boxes. A print/Braille “welcome letter” will go out in every delivery to reinforce the importance of Braille and ensure everyone gets the same welcome. The National Federation of the Blind will be prominently featured on the website about this program, including a link to subscribe to our Imagineering Our Future e-newsletter. Our participation in this initiative reflects our commitment to helping parents raise blind children who are prepared to be confident, happy, and productive members of society, as well as our emphasis on Braille literacy and accessibility. To check out the website and order "Love Notes" for your child, visit ricekrispies.com/lovenotes. Federation family notes Customary endings  Related Resources  Career opportunities Resumes and cover letters (email to [email protected])  Rice Krispies Treats® "Love Notes" Listen to the August 2018 Release
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/pr474.mp3
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Presidential Release #474: August 2018
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Presidential Release #505, May 2021

President Riccobono delivers the presidential release before a live virtual audience. He provides updates regarding COVID-19, Global Accessibility Awareness Day, national convention, and more. This release also includes an update from the Survivor Task Force.

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https://nfb.org/sites/nfb.org/files/2021-05/pr_505_may_2021_final_XXXX.mp3
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Presidential Release #505, May 2021
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Presidential Release #479 English: January 2019

Presidential Release #479: January 2019 (English Audio) The presidential release is a monthly audio message from President Mark A. Riccobono that highlights the current activities of the National Federation of the Blind. It is shared with every chapter of the organization. Please listen now, or share at your upcoming meeting or event. Listen to previous episodes at nfb.org/presidential-releases. Items Covered Happy New Year World Braille Day January 4  Consumer Electronics Show (next week in Las Vegas) 2019 National Convention (book your rooms now at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino) New NFB strategic plan (in February Braille Monitor) Two new Aira plans for NFB members 2019 Washington Seminar (a message from John Paré) Dream Makers Circle update Federation Family notes Customary endings  Related Resources 2019 National Convention (Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino reservations— call 877-632-9001) Subscribe to an NFB Aira plan—call 800-835-1934 or visit aira.io/nfb Washington Seminar Dream Makers Circle Listen to the January 2019 Release
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/2019_01_english.mp3
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Presidential Release #479 English: January 2019
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