by Greg Lindberg
ACB Next Generation is thrilled to report that at its most recent board meeting, the American Council of the Blind board of directors voted in favor of our committee becoming an affiliate. This means as of Saturday, Feb. 22, 2020, ACB Next Generation is now officially a special-interest affiliate of the American Council of the Blind.
For many years, younger adults within the American Council of the Blind have been seeking an affiliate within the organization which they can truly relate to and connect with fellow members of their age group. That time has finally arrived.
We are now actively seeking new members to join our affiliate. Please complete the membership application at the link below. After completing the application, you will receive an electronic invoice via email. This invoice will be for $15, and can be paid via credit or debit card. This amount will cover your dues as a member for the 2020 calendar year. Please remember to complete the entire application, and you MUST pay the $15 amount upon receiving your invoice in order to become a member of ACB Next Generation.
We are looking forward to connecting with you and growing this affiliate for ACB members who are 40 years old and younger. However, those over 40 are more than welcome to join us as supporting members and will have the right to vote on various matters. Our goal is to provide a platform for younger adults to work together on a variety of advocacy efforts and make meaningful social connections with each other, giving this age group a whole new outlook on life as a blind or visually impaired individual 40 and younger. In addition, we now have an official voice within ACB.
Follow this link to register as an ACBNG member:
If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact us at (202) 524-0909 or at [email protected]. Follow ACB Next Generation on Facebook at www.facebook.com/acbnextgen or on Twitter at www.twitter.com/acb_next_gen.