2016 Washington Seminar

Please see below for a post courtesy of Parnell Diggs, Director of Governmental Affairs.

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 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jf7hErDroKo. 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
* Hearings
* 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: pdiggs@nfb.org
Twitter: @NFB_Voice
@ParnellDiggs