National Federation of the Blind of Nevada
Live The Life You Want
Terri Rupp, President
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The National Federation of the Blind is a powerful voice for advocacy, opportunity, and equality for blind Americans. Each year, we travel to Washington D.C. to meet with our Congressional representatives in order to educate them on issues of critical importance to the blind of the nation. We are also hard at work in our home state ensuring that legislation that benefits blind children and adults is passed.
Join us at the Capitol!
To learn more, please read the legislative issues that are currently being presented to our representatives in Congress.
2019 NFB Washington Seminar Pictures
Tammie Hefty, Stan Mitchell, Regina Mitchell, Terri Rupp, and Mark Tadder waiting Outside Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto’s Office.
Stan Mitchell, Regina Mitchell, Tammie Hefty, Terri Rupp, and Mark Tadder standing outside Longworth House Office Building soon to speak with Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto’s staff.
Stan Mitchell, Regina Mitchell, Tammie Hefty, Terri Rupp, and Mark Tadder standing with Senator Catherine Cortez-Masto outside her office after a successful meeting.
Disabled Parents Act passed into law
The National Federation of the Blind of Nevada is celebrating the passage of the Disabled Parents Act by the Nevada Legislature this Spring. The Bill was conceptualized and initiated by the Federation in August of 2018 with testimony presented by Legislative Liaison and Affiliate Board member Dora Uchel and Nevada Affiliate Vice President Mark Tadder at an interim committee meeting. The sub-committee were largely stunned to find out about the recent behaviors of various State agencies and assured that the situation would be firmly addressed this upcoming legislative session. Assembly Chair Leslie Cohen became the defender and outspoken promoter of the Bill and helped sponsor the effort along with the Assembly Judicial committee, at times not allowing amendments presented by some of the same factions who were creating the issue in the first place. After the Bill moved through both Chambers through March and April it was finally approved by the full Senate and signed by Governor Steve Sisolak after the end of the 80th session in June 2019. The grassroots effort put forth by a large number of NFB of Nevada members in passing this Law to address an egregious discriminatory practice by State and County agents, was noted by many State representatives as an example of outstanding citizen participation.
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