Advocacy

Knowing your rights is the first step in being the best advocate for yourself! As an advocacy organization, the National Federation of the Blind and the National Federation of the Blind of Virginia stay at the forefront of legislative and policy issues of interest to you.

State Priorities

Find your Virginia Delegate and Senator.

The National Federation of the Blind of Virginia is a powerful force advocating for blind Virginians. Please join us for the Richmond Seminar on January 20-21, 2020 to ensure our voice is heard in the offices of the General Assembly.

If you have never attended a Richmond Seminar, we strongly encourage you to attend and participate in representative democracy in action. Everyone is assigned to a team with an experienced leader. The General Assembly members and their staff are very receptive and welcoming. They know we are organized, articulate, and well versed in the subject matter. We will put everyone on the team to work, sharing our issues and answering the questions of legislators and their staff.

If you cannot attend Richmond Seminar, no problem. A meeting with our elected legislators in their home districts will go a long way in establishing the recognition that is needed for our visit to Richmond. All Chapter members are encouraged to participate. If you intend on doing a meeting or need help setting one up, please contact Nijat Worley or Tracy Soforenko.

Download the 2020 NFBV Fact Sheet

Federal Priorities

Join us in the halls of Congress to advocate for our national legislative priorities.

Monday, February 10 - Thursday, February 13, 2020

Holiday Inn Washington-Capitol
550 C Street, SW
Washington, DC 20024

This year's congressional priorities include:

  • Access Technology Affordability Act (ATAA) (H.R. 2086/S. 815)
  • Greater Access and Independence through Nonvisual Access Technology (GAIN) Act (H.R. 3929)
  • Accessible Instructional Materials in Higher Education (AIM HIGH) Act (H.R. 5312/S. 3095)

Learn more about the issues.

Use the Senate and House pages to locate your Senators and Representative. Or, you can call the US Capitol switchboard at: 202-224-3121.

Use the form below to track the latest activity on the congressional bill of most interest to you: