Tell people what your story is and why you support or oppose a bill. #TipTuesday #NADLegislativeTip
[VIDEO DESC & TRANSCRIPT: Kim is standing in the NAD Headquarters lobby. The NAD logo is at the upper right corner.
“LEGISLATIVE TIPS” appears in white text inside a blue border box, “WITH KIM” is a transparent text inside a small white box.
KIM: When is a good time for the community gather and testify for a proposal? You testify when the proposal is ready for a committee meeting, the discussions happens then. The committee will let you know they’re ready to discuss, perhaps a couple of weeks in advance, so the community can attend. It is important that they provide an interpreter and have real-time captioning available. The community should prepare talking points on what they want to share. You can share points on why you oppose or support the bill.
A freeze frame of Kim with ‘testify’ sign in pixelated blue overlay and gray background. Below Kim’s hands are black text “SHARE YOUR STORY” in white banner.
KIM: It is important to testify in front of an audience because it is a good measuring tool to see how much support or opposition a bill has. You can evaluate who opposes or supports the bill. Either they become your supporters or opponents. Testimonies are public record for anybody to see. It is important to attend as a community to oppose or support a bill.
A freeze frame of Kim with ‘go ahead’ sign in pixelated blue overlay and gray background. Below Kim’s hands are black text “MEET YOUR LEGISLATOR TODAY” in white banner. Video cuts to grey background with the NAD logo quickly changing in different bright colors from teal to white to black to hot pink to green to orange to teal to yellow to purple to finally the official NAD logo with copyright text underneath “The National Association of the Deaf (c) 2019 All Rights Reserved”.]
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