Text: H.J.Res.667 — 101st Congress (1989-1990)All Information (Except Text)

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--H.J.Res- 667
H.J.Res.667
One Hundred First Congress of the United States of America
AT THE SECOND SESSION
Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday, the twenty-third day
of January,
one thousand nine hundred and ninety
Joint Resolution
To designate November 16, 1990, as `National Federation of the Blind Day'.
Whereas the National Federation of the Blind was established in Wilkes Barre,
Pennsylvania, on November 16, 1940;
Whereas the Federation is the largest organization for blind people in the
United States;
Whereas the Federation was founded to provide a sense of security, equality,
and opportunity, and an outlet for self-expression for the blind;
Whereas the Federation has over 50,000 members, national chapters in every
State and the District of Columbia, and local chapters in almost every
community;
Whereas the founders of the Federation, who are themselves blind, have
been instrumental in instilling hope and self-assurance in the blind and in
improving the public image of blind people;
Whereas programs conducted by the Federation assist the blind in obtaining
and performing jobs and becoming productive members of society; and
Whereas the many functions, activities, and programs of the Federation have
provided significant benefits to the blind and to the Nation: Now, therefore,
be it
 Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
 of America in Congress assembled, That November 16, 1990, is designated as
 `National Federation of the Blind Day', and the President is authorized
 and requested to issue a proclamation calling on the people of the United
 States to observe the day with appropriate ceremonies and activities.
Speaker of the House of Representatives.
Vice President of the United States and
President of the Senate.

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