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Category: Legislative Updates

2013 Washington Seminar Greetings! First of all, I would like to apologize for this late issue of the bulletin. I was confident that I would be able to share good news from the 2013 Washington Seminar and here it is! “The Fair Wages for Workers with Disabilities Act of 2013” bill now has a sponsor. […]

Washington Seminar February 4th – February 7th, 2013 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 […]

To be read at all chapter meeting: Legislative update: As many of you know, the Senate Budget and Fiscal Review committee’s subcommittee on education held a hearing on March 22 to discuss a proposed 1.8 million dollar cut to the budget of the state special schools. Should this cut go into effect, the California School […]

March 8, 2012 To Be Read At Chapter Meetings: What Makes the NFB Different? Recently, I attended a presentation of California agencies that serve the blind. I was struck not by what I heard, rather, by what I did not hear. It caused me to think about what makes the NFB different from agencies serving […]

To Be Read At Chapter Meetings: I don’t usually cut and paste articles for the bulletin but, this month I am making an exception.  Over the weekend we broke through a few barriers for our affiliate and I think you would enjoy reading about it.  The following is an article about “Chemistry Camp” 2011. Breaking […]

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