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[Descriptive transcript for the Lobby Day film]

Registration is open!

Registration for the 2019 Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day is now open! You can register today. Yes, I want to register for Lobby Day.

Lobby Day is an exciting event that brings together deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing constituents, friends, family members, and allies, and their legislators to discuss issues that are near and dear to their constituents' hearts. This year it will be on Wednesday, March 6, 2019. This is your chance to educate your legislators about the importance of communication access and equal opportunity! 

Please register by February 22nd, 2019.

You can come to Lobby Day for part of the day OR for the full day, whichever works best for you! 

There are several parts to the day. 

  • Training in the morning to increase your confidence when you meet your legislator!
  • Appointments with legislators!
  • A big rally and an award ceremony at 1:00 PM! Come and show the community's strength! Special guest presenters to be announced.

Having trouble with this registration form? Email jessalyn.akerman-frank@state.mn.us for any questions.

What is Lobby Day?

Lobby Day is an exciting event that brings together deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing constituents, friends, family members, and allies, and their legislators to discuss issues that are near and dear to their constituents' hearts.

This is your chance to educate your legislators about the importance of communication access and equal opportunity. Your meetings with your legislators are the most important thing you do at Lobby Day and it really does make a difference! Plan to be a part of this important day.

Lobby Day updates

These are updates of current and past Lobby Day events.

2019

Registration is Open! 2019 Lobby Day (English)
January 17, 2019 - With a link to the registration form

2019 Lobby Day Award Nominations (ASL and English)
January 9, 2019 - Fun fact: We have created two new award categories this year; Youth Award and Education Excellence Award

Lobby Day at the Minnesota State Capitol (English)
December 28, 2018 - Coming in March

Ask MNCDHH: How Can I Get Involved (English)
April 26, 2018 - Are there any employment opportunities or other ways to become involved with MNCDHH?

Save the Date! Join Us Next Year at the Capitol for Lobby Day (English)
April 12, 2018 - Together as a community, we will gather at the Capitol and connect with our legislators about issues that are important to us.

2017

Lobby Day Trailer (ASL/English)
June 12, 2017 - Video trailer of the 2017 Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day. Filmed and edited by Copper & Water.

How to Talk to Your Legislator & Testifying During Lobby Day by Kathleen Marin, HLAA-TC (English)
May 16, 2017 - Originally printed in the April 2017 edition of the HLAA-TC newsletter.

April 24, 2017 Legislative Update (ASL/English)
April 24, 2017 - Short update, with a Lobby Day pictures slideshow.

April 10, 2017 Legislative Update (ASL/English)
April 10, 2017 - Legislators on break, Lobby Day recap.

Lobby Day Award Winners Announcement (English)
March 3, 2017 - Learn who has been recognized for their amazing work.

Last Call! Nominations for 2017 Lobby Day Awards (English)
February 21, 2017 - Deadline to submit nominations is Wednesday, February 22, 2017.

MNCDHH Calls for Nominations for 2017 Lobby Day Awards (English)
February 14, 2017 - Recognize the achievements of community members by nominating them for an award!

Video Announcement about Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day (ASL/English)
January 10, 2017 - Be sure to register! The earlier you RSVP, the better we can accommodate you.

Register to Attend 2017 Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Lobby Day (English)
January 6, 2017 - Sign up to meet with your legislator and discuss topics that are important to you.

2015

Amazing Turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015! (English)
March 10, 2015 - We had an amazing turnout for Meet with Your Legislator Day 2015! It was very moving to see over 125 Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Minnesotan community members, parents, professionals, and supporters filling meeting with their Legislators on March 4th. A huge thank-you goes out to everyone who participated in Meet with Your Legislator Day. This day would not have been possible without YOU!

2011

Amazing Turnout for Deaf DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Lobby Day 2011 (English)
March 11, 2011 - Did you attend Lobby Day 2011? Did you miss it? Read on for all the exciting details plus links to fun news items such as an interview with a young student who met with her legislator, video coverage of the noon rally and awards ceremony, and several online news stories about our award recipients!

2009

Lobby Day 2009 A Smashing Success (English)
March 8, 2009 - Deaf, hard of hearing and deafblind Minnesotans from across the state turned out in large numbers along with family, friends, and supporters to lobby against cuts to vital programs and services and to support this year’s bills being carried or supported by MCDHH. Close to 200 attended the training and 500 plus attended the rally. Our most sincere THANKS to all the MANY volunteers, individuals, and organizations who helped to make this day an overwhelming success! Each and everyone one of you will be thanked personally following the completion of our office relocation which has been taking place at the same time. Also, a picture gallery of the day's events and highlights will also be posted in the coming days. So please check back often. Thank you!

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