National Federation of the Blind Awards $80,000

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Thursday, July 5, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 5, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today presented $80,000 in cash awards to individuals and organizations that have made outstanding contributions toward achieving the full integration of the blind into society on a basis of equality.  The fifth annual Dr.

National Federation of the Blind Names Casey L. Robertson 2012 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children

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Monday, July 2, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Casey L. Robertson, an itinerant teacher of blind students in Mississippi, as its 2012 Distinguished Educator of Blind Children.  Ms. Robertson was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-second annual national convention, held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

National Federation of the Blind Names Catherine E. Mendez 2012 Blind Educator of the Year

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Monday, July 2, 2012
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Dallas, Texas (July 2, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) has named Catherine E. Mendez, a teacher in the New York City School District, as its 2012 Blind Educator of the Year.  Catherine was presented with the award at the NFB’s seventy-second annual national convention, held at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

MEDIA ADVISORY: 3,000 Blind People to Arrive in Dallas

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Thursday, June 28, 2012
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Event:   National Federation of the Blind National Convention

Dates:   June 30–July 5, 2012

Place:   Hilton Anatole Hotel

National Federation of the Blind Files Complaint Against State Department

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Wednesday, June 27, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 27, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind, the oldest and largest organization of the blind in the United States and a leader in the struggle for civil and human rights for blind people all over the world, today filed a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights for the United States Department of State, alleging that the State Departme

Governor Paterson Calls for At Least Minimum Wage for Disabled Workers

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Wednesday, June 20, 2012
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New York City (June 20, 2012): David A. Paterson, the fifty-fifth governor of the state of New York and a consultant to the National Federation of the Blind, today praised bipartisan legislation to repeal a provision of the Fair Labor Standards Act that allows workers with disabilities to be paid less than the federal minimum wage.

NFB-NEWSLINE® Adds Reader’s Digest

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Monday, June 18, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 18, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind is pleased to announce that NFB-NEWSLINE®—its free service that provides independent access by print-disabled people to hundreds of local and national publications, as well as TV and job listings—has partnered with The Reader’s Digest Association, Inc.

Media Advisory: David Paterson to Address Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities

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Friday, June 15, 2012
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Event:   Press Conference

Date:    June 20, 2012

Time:    11:00 a.m.

Place:   Steps of New York City Hall

National Federation of the Blind Responds to Goodwill Statement on Subminimum Wages

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Monday, June 11, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 11, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB) today responded to a statement issued by Goodwill Industries International, Inc., regarding its payment of subminimum wages to workers with disabilities.

National Federation of the Blind Urges Boycott of Goodwill Industries

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Thursday, June 7, 2012
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Baltimore, Maryland (June 7, 2012): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), one of the oldest and largest organizations of Americans with disabilities, today called for a boycott of Goodwill Industries International, Inc., the nonprofit manufacturer and retailer, for its payment of subminimum wages to many of its workers with disabilities.

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