Early each year, more than 500 blind Americans tap their canes across Capitol Hill in the District of Columbia to keep appointments at the offices of every member of Congress. It is the Washington Seminar of the National Federation of the Blind, and it is how we make our legislative concerns and priorities known to those who have been elected to serve us. It is how we, the blind, make our voices heard, and doing so is the foundation of our democracy.
For the 2020 Washington Seminar, The Colorado Center for the Blind will assist up to 3 blind Colorado high school students to travel with the National Federation of the Blind of Colorado to the annual Washington Seminar February 10-13, 2019.… Read the rest “CCB Seeks Blind Colorado Youth to Go to DC in February”
Thanks to @RepDianaDeGette for meeting with @nfbco during #NFBinDC, shown here with our 2 high school students!
It was a busy time In Washington, DC that week of January 28.
Okay, that’s an understatement.
Congresswoman Diana DeGette was called down to the House floor for a vote just as we were getting off the elevator. (We know this because a bell rings in the House office buildings calling members to the floor, and it sounded just as we got off.). She made it back just as our meeting with her Legislative Aide was coming to a close. So she greeted each of us (about 15 people) and we got the photo above with our high school students, Ian Lee (Aurora) and Deyannira Villa Cazares (Denver).… Read the rest “Thanks to @RepDianaDeGette for meeting with @nfbco during #NFBinDC, shown here with our 2 high school students!”
Here’s news about the 2 high school students who submitted successful essays to attend #NFBinDC with @nfbco:
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Editor’s Note: In the fall we invited blind Colorado high school students to apply for our first-ever scholarship to attend the National Federation of the Blind‘s annual Washington Seminar. Students were asked to submit an essay telling us why they wanted to go, and we selected two students to come with us. In fact, that’s where some of us are right now, including three staff members and three ITP students along with the high school students. Tomorrow we’ll be on the Hill going to appointments at all nine offices of the Colorado Congressional delegation. Here’s a press release issued today by the National federation of the Blind of Colorado.
Are you interested in learning about advocacy and legislation?
Would you like to meet Colorado’s U.S. Senators and Representatives?
Wouldn’t it be fun to travel to our nation’s Capital with dynamic blind leaders?
Take advantage of this great opportunity! Apply for a scholarship offered by the Colorado Center for the blind youth program.
Event: Washington Seminar an event of the National Federation of the blind
Dates: Sunday January 27 to Wednesday January 30, 2019
Scholarship includes: airfare to Washington DC, lodging at the Capitol Holiday Inn and a food allowance. Chaperones from the Colorado Center for the Blind will be with each student.… Read the rest “Scholarship Available for blind High School Students: Attend the NFB Washington Seminar Jan. 27-30”