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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 #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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Presidential Release #510, November 2021

President Mark Riccobono delivers presidential release #510 before a live virtual audience. He provides perspective regarding the 2022 Washington Seminar, eliminating subminimum wage update, our work on kiosks, revisions on our code of conduct, and introduction of our new Blind Survivors Group.
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https://nfb.org/sites/nfb.org/files/2021-11/pr510_short_version.mp3
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Presidential Release #510, November 2021
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Presidential Release #452: August 2016

President Mark A. Riccobono
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/pr452.mp3
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Presidential Release #452: August 2016
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June 2019

President Riccobono discusses the World Blind Union meeting in Trinidad, NFB summer programs, a special blind parents division seminar in Colorado, new member programs, and the national convention. Executive Director and Convention Chairman John Berggren joins the President to talk about convention logistics. The President also provides updates from our PAC program and Dream Makers Circle.
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/2019-06-english.mp3
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June 2019
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Presidential Release #515, April 2022

President Mark Riccobono delivers presidential release #515 before a live virtual audience. He provides perspective and updates regarding legislative issues, the Teachers of Tomorrow program, transportation concerns, the Blind Driver Challenge Guinness World Records attempt, World Blind Union’s Ukrainian Unity Fund, and National Convention. Important links: 2022 National Convention nfb.org/convention Teachers of Tomorrow Program at nfb.org/education BlindDriverChallenge.org WBU Ukrainian Unity Fund nfb.org/BlindWithU
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https://nfb.org/sites/nfb.org/files/2022-04/april_2022_live_release_short_final.mp3
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Presidential Release #515, April 2022
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Presidential Release #457: January 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/pr457.mp3
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Presidential Release #457: January 2017
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December 2019

President Riccobono discusses our newly renovated space in Baltimore, the 2020 Washington Seminar, and the many accomplishments and milestones we will celebrate during the NFB board meeting this weekend.
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/images/nfb/audio/podcast/presidential-releases-en/2019_12_english.mp3
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December 2019
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Presidential Release #462: June 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/pr462.mp3
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Presidential Release #462: June 2017
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Presidential Release #493, April 2020

President Riccobono delivers this month's presidential release before a live online audience for the first time. He discusses COVID-19 resources, advocacy efforts, virtual events, the national convention, and more. More than 800 members and friends listened in and many asked questions in the Q&A portion of the release, which was moderated by NFB's first vice president, Pam Allen. 
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https://www.nfb.org/sites/www.nfb.org/files/2020-04/2020_04_english.mp3
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Presidential Release #493, April 2020
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