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

Some of our legislative priorities are directed by resolutions passed at our annual state convention.

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 virtual Richmond Seminar on January 19 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 Tracy Soforenko.

2021 NFBV Fact Sheet

Download the 2021 NFBV Fact Sheet

Federal Priorities

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

Monday, February 8 - Thursday, February 11, 2020

This year's Washington Seminar will be held virtually. For the most up-to-date information on agenda and this year's legislative priorities, please visit the Washington Seminar landing page.

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: