[CCCNFBW] Washington seminar fact sheets and issue training sessions

Marci Carpenter mjc59 at comcast.net
Thu Jan 14 21:00:46 UTC 2021

Dear Members,

Please find links below to the fact sheets for the 2021 NFB Washington Seminar, our annual national event to educate Congress about our legislative priorities. This year’s event will take place from Monday, February 8 to Thursday, February 11. I recently learned that the two training sessions listed are open to anyone. You should plan on attending one of these meetings however, since the first session is tonight which is short notice, we will also be scheduling a session for NFB of Washington members later in January. Members of the NFB Advocacy and Policy staff will attend our affiliate meeting to answer questions you may have about the 4 issues for this year in case you cannot attend on of the two national trainings. Stay tuned for more information about this and bout other Washington Seminar details.


> Washington Seminar Fact Sheets and Training Schedule:

> The fact sheets for this year’s Washington Seminar issues (Access Technology Affordability Act <https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda/fact-sheet-access>, Medical Devices Nonvisual Accessibility Act <https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda/fact-sheet-medical-device>, Accessible Websites Act <https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda/fact-sheet-accessible-websites-act>, Accessible Voting Act <https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda/fact-sheet-accessible>) are now posted to our website. The fact sheets are currently available in HTML format. More formats will be added next week.There are two optional meetings where you can learn about the legislative issues for the 2021 Washington Seminar. The first of these trainings will be this Thursday, January 14, and the second will be Tuesday, January 19. Meeting presenters are encouraged to attend at least one of these two meetings. The full schedule is below:
> Thursday, January 14, 8:00 p.m. eastern – General issue review and questions – open to all
> Tuesday, January 19, 8:00 p.m. eastern – General issue review and questions – open to all 

> The fact sheets (in HTML format) for our four legislative issues can be found at https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda <https://www.nfb.org/programs-services/advocacy/washington-seminar/washington-seminar-agenda>.
> The Zoom information for both meetings is the same and can be found below.
> Join Zoom Meeting 
> https://zoom.us/j/7567531013 <https://zoom.us/j/7567531013>
> Meeting ID: 756 753 1013 
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> Meeting ID: 756 753 1013
> Please feel free to forward this email to any Federation members you think would be interested in attending the two general issue meetings.
> John G. Paré Jr. 
> Executive Director for Advocacy and Policy 
> National Federation of the Blind
> 200 East Wells Street
> Baltimore, MD 21230
> Telephone: (410) 659-9314, extension 2218
> Cell phone: (410) 917-1965
> Email: jpare at nfb.org <mailto:jpare at nfb.org>
> The National Federation of the Blind is a community of members and friends who believe in the hopes and dreams of the nation’s blind. Every day we work together to help blind people live the lives they want.
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