New “Minnesota Votes: Introduction to Voting” video series coming in early October!
MNCDHH is partnering with the Office of the Secretary of State to turn their voting workshop material into an educational video series that is accessible to all voters in Minnesota who want to learn about the following topics:
Importance of Voting
Get Informed, Get Involved
Get Out and Vote!
This video series will be available in early October, and will include ASL, captions, voiceovers, and transcripts. It will be posted on http://www.mncdhh.org/take-action/.
Last week, MNCDHH had the pleasure of working with Secretary of State Mark Ritchie to record his speech for the first video in the series. We filmed him in his office at the State Office Building on Capitol Hill, and he did a great job!
Below is a photo of Secretary Ritchie during the video shoot. He is standing with a big smile in front of his conference table. The beautiful colorful seal of the State of Minnesota is visible on the wall in the background. The seal hangs between the U.S. and state flags.
This event is sponsored by the Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC), the Minnesota Registry of Interpreters for the Deaf (MRID), and ASL Interpreting Services (ASLIS).
The organizers have put together an exciting panel of community members who will debate the issues for this fall’s election. Albert Walla is the moderator, and Emory Dively, Brein Mcnamara, John Anderson, and Rachel Eggert are the panelists.
Representatives from the Kurt Bills (U.S. Senate) and Tony Hernandez (U.S. House) campaigns will also be there!
Please stop by and pick up information from our MNCDHH booth.
We have one workshop scheduled for October 12th that is open to the public – see details below.
Oct. 12 – Voting & Your Legal Rights Workshop
This is a FREE hands-on workshop that will encourage eligible voters to get registered, get informed, and go vote. In addition to talking about voting, we will cover other ways to get involved in the elections process and discuss your legal rights.
Claire Wilson from the Office of the Minnesota Secretary of State
Pamela Hoopes from the Minnesota Disability Law Center.
Come ready to ask your questions about voting & enjoy some refreshments!
Friday, October 12, 2012, 7:00-9:00 pm (Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Bread of Life Deaf Lutheran Church, 2901 38th Ave. S, Minneapolis, MN 55406
Accommodations: ASL interpreting & captioning will be provided. Send other requests by September 28th to firstname.lastname@example.org or 651-431-5961.
Minnesota Association of Deaf Citizens (MADC)
Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH)
March 6, 2013 – Hold the date for Lobby Day at the Minnesota State Capitol
Our Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Lobby Day at the Minnesota State Capitol will be on the first Wednesday in March.
We will offer the opportunity to meet with your legislators and discuss your issues and concerns with them. We will also have a rally at noon in the Capitol Rotunda and an award ceremony to recognize changemakers.
Hold the date of March 6, 2013 on your calendars, and watch for more information!