Dear Friends and Colleagues,
The National Council on Independent Living (NCIL) hopes that you will be able to join us at our annual Congressional Briefing & Reception on the State of Disability in America. The briefing will take place on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 from 5:00-7:00 in the Rayburn House Office Building 2044.
Last year’s NCIL Briefing was extremely successful, and was well attended by leaders in the disability community, the Administration, and both parties in Congress. NCIL was proud to host an engaging event on the Hill in 2016, and we invite you to start off 2017 with us in the same spirit of collaboration and progress.
The reception will include a short presentation on the state of the Independent Living Program in America, and brief remarks by members of the NCIL Board of Directors. Members of the House and Senate, as well as members of the Administration, are also invited to provide brief remarks. Last year’s speakers included disability rights champions and allies like Senator Schumer, Senator Isakson, Congressman Hardy, Congressman Thompson, and special guests like Director of the White House Office of Public Engagement Maria Town, Administration for Community Living Administrator Kathy Greenlee, and Deputy Commissioner of the Administration on Disabilities and Director of the Independent Living Administration Bob Williams.
We are looking forward to an equally exciting event this year. We would like to thank Anthem, Inc. for their continued support, and thank you to Representative Langevin for sponsoring the room for this event. If you plan to attend, please RSVP at the link below or to NCIL’s Policy Analyst, Lindsay Baran, at Lindsay@ncil.org or (202) 207-0334, ext. 1108 by Friday, March 24, 2017.