Do you think we should change a government policy, take a stand
concerning in-accessibility or an agency or service for the blind,
commend an individual service or entity for exemplary service and
support, or create new regulations? If you do, consider writing a
Resolutions passed by the convention are the statements of policy which
determine the actions and direction of our organization for the following
year. It is important that they receive serious attention.
Any member may sponsor a resolution. Resolution drafts must be
submitted to the President or the Chairperson of the Resolutions
Committee no later than Friday,
September 29, 2017. Resolutions which receive favorable consideration
by the committee will come to the convention for consideration and
Resolutions which don't receive favorable consideration by the
committee will not come to the convention floor unless the sponsor
wishes to have them considered
despite the committee's decision.
No resolution will be considered by the committee unless there is a
proponent of the resolution present at the committee meeting to
explain the need for
the resolution. This will usually be the author.
The Resolutions Committee may provide a limited amount of assistance
in the drafting process, but resolutions must be essentially in final
form when presented
to the President or the Chairperson of the committee.
Barbara Loos of Lincoln is the Chairperson of this year's committee.
Her contact information is: address,
2742 Scott Ave., Lincoln, NE 68506
The date, time and meeting room for the first meeting of the
Resolutions Committee at our State Convention in Norfolk will be
listed in the program, which
you will receive at registration. There may be other meetings of the
committee throughout the convention if needed
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the
characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the
expectations of blind people, because low expectations create
obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life
you want; blindness is not what holds you back