NFB 2014 Washington Seminar
Holiday Inn Capitol, 550 C Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
Monday, January 27, through Thursday, January 30, 2014
Great Gathering-In--Monday, January 27, 2014
Congressional Appointments--January 28 through January 30, 2014
Five hundred people from the fifty states, the District of Columbia, and Puerto Rico. Most of those attending will be blind.
The Opening Session will begin Monday afternoon at 5:00 p.m. in the Columbia Room on the first floor of the Holiday Inn Capitol and will adjourn promptly at 7:00 p.m. Legislative appointments should be made for Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday in the Senate and House office buildings. Meetings for NFB members to review the legislative progress and provide guidance will occur Tuesday and Wednesday evenings.
The Washington Seminar is an annual event of the National Federation of the Blind to introduce the agenda of blind Americans--the priority issues requiring congressional attention over the coming year. The issues are selected from official positions of the Federation and may address concerns in the following areas: relevant civil rights issues; educational programs and services; rehabilitation of the blind for competitive employment; the operation of vending facilities by blind persons on public property; specialized library services for the blind; the organization and funding of federal programs; Social Security and Supplemental Income programs; and other timely topics. Approximately three legislative initiatives are chosen for priority attention during the Washington Seminar.
Washington Seminar Agenda
LEGISLATIVE AGENDA AND FACT SHEETS
HIGHLIGHTS FROM PREVIOUS YEARS
Additional information may be obtained by contacting the National Federation of the Blind National Office at 200 East Wells Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21230, telephone (410) 659-9314.