AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND OF NEW YORK, INC.
AN AFFILIATE OF THE AMERICAN COUNCIL OF THE BLIND, WASHINGTON, D.C.
A SELF-HELP ORGANIZATION DEDICATED TO IMPROVING THE LIFESTYLE AND INDEPENDENCE OF THE BLIND
February 18, 2020
Re: ACBNY’s 2020 Legislative Weekend
Dear ACBNY Members and Friends:
You are cordially invited to participate at the American Council of the Blind of New York (ACBNY) 2020 Legislative Weekend. ACBNY’s Legislative Weekend will begin on April 18 with our board meeting, and culminate with our Legislative Day on Monday, April 20 at the State Capitol. We are very happy to announce that this year, our Legislative Day on April 20 will be held in conjunction with the New York Vision Rehabilitation Association (NYVRA). This is our annual opportunity to come together in Albany to advocate for legislative priorities that will improve services and foster independence for all blind New Yorkers. It is critical we have a strong presence to make our Legislative Day a success, so please join us!
Agenda for the Weekend:
- Saturday April 18, 3pm board meeting. Dinner will follow on your own.
- Sunday April 19, 9am training on the issues, organized group lunch, followed by afternoon speakers on various topics. Dinner is again on your own.
- Monday April 20, 8am transport to the Legislative Office Building.
On Monday, we will be meeting with our Assembly Members and Senators, so please schedule visits with your Assembly member and Senator for that day. You may want to team up with other members of your chapter for these visits. We will pair anyone who requests it so nobody needs to do these visits on their own. Please send your scheduled visits to ACBNY’s Legislative Co-Chairs at firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
ACBNY’s Legislative Weekend will once again be held at the Albany Ramada Plaza, 3 Watervliet Ave., Albany, NY, 12206, 518-438-8431. The room rate is $84 per night Tax free when registering through ACBNY. There is a free full breakfast with each night’s stay at the hotel. There will be shuttle service available from the train station on Saturday and to the Legislative Office Building on Monday. Please note, you will need to provide the hotel with a copy of your credit card when you check in to cover any and all incidentals, meals, phone calls, etc.
The Sunday lunch is $22. The choices are: Grilled Ham and Swiss sandwich; Philly Steak & Cheese Sandwich; Salad Plate with Tuna & Chicken Salad; Chef Salad; or 3-Chese Pizza Flat-Bread. All lunches come with Saratoga Chips, dessert and assorted beverages. Please register and make your lunch selection today.
The deadline to register is Friday, April 3, 2020. Please register online via check here or via Paypal here. If you have questions or need assistance with registering, please feel free to contact Meghan Parker at 914-417-8651, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Make your check payable to ACBNY and send it to ACBNY’s Treasurer, Mike Golfo c/o ACBNY, 1403 Chadwick Court Tarrytown, Ny 10591. Please register as soon as possible to ensure your place on the roster of attendees. Once again, the deadline to register is Saturday, April 4, 2020.
The ACBNY Board and Legislative Co-Chairs look forward to seeing you in Albany.
Meghan Parker and Ian Foley
ACBNY Legislative Co-Chairs