Successfully organized the biggest Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Lobby Day to date; 600 people attended, 180 appointments with legislators, 2 training sessions were provided at the capitol and 14 training sessions in schools and the community. The Governor was the keynote speaker for the first time in MNCDHH history.
Advocated for and obtained funds for the Legislative Coordinating Commission (LCC) to provide real-time captions of live floor sessions and committee hearings.
2002 and ongoing
Provide training to legislative staff on how to communicate with and arrange for interpreters for constituents who are deaf, deafblind or hard of hearing. (Subsequent years: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013)
2001 and ongoing
Coordinate Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Lobby Day at the Capitol during budget years. Over 500 people attend. The number of people who participate usually increases at each event. (Subsequent years: 2003, 2005, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2013, 2015, 2017)