Capitol Hill Advocacy Day 2017

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Learn more about the Cogswell and Macy Act and why it is so important to get more support to pass this bill!

VIDEO DESCRIPTION AND TRANSCRIPT: A small white NAD logo appears on bottom right corner. Ground view of people walking by in a crowded hallway.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: ON WEDNESDAY, MARCH 1ST, 2017 MANY PEOPLE VISITED CAPITOL HILL / 14 DEAF SCHOOLS • 10 BLIND SCHOOLS.

Camera follows a group of people down a hallway, with their backs to the camera.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: TO PARTICIPATE IN CAPITOL HILL ADVOCACY DAY.

Profile shot of people entering a room.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: TO ADVOCATE FOR THE COGSWELL AND MACY ACT.

Camera follows a staff person with an interpreter approaching a desk inside an office.

STAFF: Hello, I’m Peter Bailey from the Pennsylvania School for the Deaf, I have an appointment with Senator Toomey and his Education staff.

Video pans L-R outside of Senator Toomey’s office. There are people inside the office chatting with each other.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: GOAL #1: ASK THEIR SENATOR & REPRESENTATIVE TO SUPPORT THE BILL.

Inside the office, people are walking into the conference room.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: GOAL #2: PROTECT FUNDING.

STUDENT #1: Some students have hearing aids, some wear cochlear implants, some don’t use anything. At school, we have speech therapy and other resourceful programs. It is important to remember that we value direct communication using American Sign Language.

Video cuts to a profile shot of a student inside the meeting room.

Cut to the camera behind a staff person seated at the head of the table with everyone else seated around the table. Some are standing.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: FACT #1: 1% OF IDEA-SERVED CHILDREN ARE DEAF AND HARD OF HEARING / FACT #2: .5% OF IDEA-SERVED CHILDREN ARE BLIND OR VISUALLY IMPAIRED / AND THEY FALL THROUGH THE CRACKS.

Video cuts to people walking by the camera in the hallway.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: IDEA SAYS: SCHOOLS MUST EVALUATE THESE STUDENTS.

Video cuts to medium shot of an education staff person listening to someone, inside a conference room.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: HOWEVER, MOST SCHOOLS DO NOT HAVE THE RESOURCES TO MAKE THAT HAPPEN.

Close-up of the education staff taking notes.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: THE COGSWELL AND MACY ACT WILL AMEND IDEA TO ENSURE THAT.

Video cuts to a student inside the conference room, facing towards the camera to someone out of frame.

STUDENT #2: We’re asking that you support the Cogswell and Macy bill.

Video cuts to medium shot profile of a person talking with an education staff on opposite sides of the camera, facing the signer.

STAFF: We have several sponsors from last year through the House of Representatives. However, we don’t have enough co-sponsors for the Senate.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: OVER 100 MEETINGS TOOK PLACE ON MARCH 1ST.

Video cuts to a Senator shaking hands with four students, in a row, one by one, L-R.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: A SINGLE HANDSHAKE COULD CHANGE THE FUTURE OF DEAF EDUCATION

Cut to camera following four students down the hallway. They are talking with each other as they walk.

ON-SCREEN TEXT: SUPPORT H.R. 1120 FOR THEM.

Video fades to a soft white background with several different font types showing “NAD” very quickly. Copyright video ends with the National Association of the Deaf (NAD) logo centered. Blue text below the logo appears, “A production of the National Association of the Deaf (copyright) 2017 All Rights Reserved”.

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