[Nfbnet-members-list] Washington Seminar Resources

Diggs, Parnell via NFB-Legislative-Directors nfb-legislative-directors at nfbnet.org
Fri Jan 15 15:02:20 UTC 2016

Dear Fellow Federationists:

The 2016 Washington Seminar is just ten days away, and we can hardly 
wait! We wanted to take this opportunity to pass along to you our 
latest YouTube video-Washington Seminar Jeopardy. You can access the 
video at 
Please use this video as a study tool to brush up on your facts 
before arriving in Washington, DC, and of course we hope you enjoy it.

Secondly, at the Legislative Workshop, we are planning to conduct a 
breakout session about tools for keeping track of our work on Capitol 
Hill. One such tool is the "Congress" app by Sunlight Foundation, 
which is free. This app is incredibly helpful for looking up 
information such as
*Who your Members of Congress are and their office phone numbers
*Where their DC offices are located
*Committees, Committee Chairs, and Committee members
*Bills and cosponsors of bills
*Social Media

We are asking that all Legislative Workshop participants get the app 
on their phones before the seminar starts so we can focus on 
demonstrating and using the app rather than trying to download it 
during the Workshop.

Finally, attached to this email is the 2016 Legislative Reception 
flyer. A copy of the flyer will also be inserted into the legislative 
packets that we all will be distributing to members of Congress 
during our appointments. Feel free to forward this to your contacts 
at the Congressional offices you plan to visit in Washington, DC as 
well. Thanks, and see you soon!

-NFB Government Affairs Team

Parnell Diggs, Esq.
Director of Government Affairs
National Federation of the Blind
200 East Wells Street
Baltimore, MD 21230
Office: (410) 659-9314, extension 2222
Mobile: (843) 267-2018
Email: <mailto:pdiggs at nfb.org>pdiggs at nfb.org
Twitter: @NFB_Voice

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