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AbilityOne Champions

Become an AbilityOne Champion

An AbilityOne Champion is an elected federal policymaker who has demonstrated support for the AbilityOne Program and for related community-based nonprofit agencies in his or her district or state through congressional actions while supporting the enhancement of opportunities for economic and personal independence of persons who are blind or have other severe disabilities.

Congratulations to our 2016 AbilityOne Champions!

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Get Involved

"It is not so much the powerful leaders that determine our destiny as the much more powerful influence of the combined voices of the people themselves."

– Eleanor Roosevelt ("Tomorrow is Now," 1963)


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Priority Issues

The NIB public policy team continually monitors and analyzes policies and legislation impacting and influencing the AbilityOne® Program, as well as issues impacting people who are blind. This includes laws and regulations across a wide spectrum of our federal government -- from procurement and spending policies, to entitlement programs and the employment of people with disabilities. Read further for highlights of current priorities that affect NIB's mission.

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Public Policy