Registration is open for the annual DC Leadership Conference. This year’s event will be held virtually from February 21st-23rd, bringing together affiliate leaders and advocates from across the country. Programming for the conference is split into two main events, a day-long presidents meeting, open to all, which provides best practices to strengthen affiliates, and a two day legislative seminar, which educates attendees on key issues facing our community and prepares attendees for meeting with Members of Congress and their staff for the remainder of the week.
To access our Presidents' Meeting Agenda, visit: https://acb.org/2021-presidents-meeting-agenda.
To access our Legislative Seminar Agenda, visit: https://acb.org/2021-legislative-seminar-agenda.
To learn more about our 2021 legislative imperatives, visit: https://acb.org/2021-legislative-imperatives.
To fill out our Hill Visit Feedback Form on SurveyMonkey, visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2021HillFeedback.
To learn all the ways you can tune into this conference, visit: https://acb.org/ways-to-join-2021-leadership-conference.
We have learned so much during the past year and experienced significant growth amidst all the challenges in our society. And now is the time to come together, grow as a group, and share our story with those who can drive our agenda forward.
This year, the Presidents Meeting will include sessions on diversity & inclusion, leveraging new members, fundraising, and effective communications. Participants will also hear from prominent leaders in industry and the field of blindness.
Following the Presidents Meeting, ACB will hold its annual Legislative Seminar. This two day event consists of general sessions focused on the political landscape and policy priorities for the ACB community in the 117th Congress. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about advocacy priorities within the subjects of Voting Rights; Transportation & Environmental access; Education & Employment; Digital Inclusion; and Health & Wellness. Following the Legislative Seminar, ACB affiliates will be scheduling virtual meetings with congressional offices where ACB members can share their experiences and advocate on key ACB policy priorities.
Registration is $20, which will include access to all the events sessions and relevant materials that will be shared throughout the event. The programs will also be streamed live over ACB Radio.
Register for the DC Leadership Conference by visiting http://weblink.donorperfect.com/2021DCLeadershipmtgs. For assistance with registration, please call (612) 332-3242. To receive your DC Leadership meeting documents and Zoom invitation in a timely manner, you will need to register by February 16, 2021. If you register after this date, the documents will be emailed to you by the end of the day Saturday, February 20, 2021.
Download the Presidents' Meeting Agenda
Download the Legislative Seminar Agenda
Legislative Imperative Documents
Download the Legislative Imperatives One Pager
Download the Secure Independence for Seniors and Medicare Beneficiaries Imperative
Download the Disability Access to Transportation Act Legislative Imperative
Download the Exercise and Fitness for All Imperative
Link to Hill Visit Feedback Form on SurveyMonkey
Legislative Imperative Podcasts
Legislative Imperative 1 – Secure Independence for Seniors and Medicare Beneficiaries
Legislative Imperative 2 – Disability Access to Transportation Act
Legislative Imperative 3 – Exercise and Fitness for All Act
ACB Resolutions Ad-Hoc Task Force Report
EAC and Rutgers University Study: Disability and Voting Accessibility in the 2020 Elections
Legislative Seminar Presentation Transcript from Sarah Malaier at AFB
President's Meeting Agenda BRF
Legislative Seminar Agenda BRF
Legislative Imperative One Pager BRF
Secure Independence for Seniors and Medicare Beneficiaries Imperative BRF
Disability Access to Transportation Act Legislative Imperative BRF