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TITLE SLIDE: MCDHH logo at top. Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Legislative Day. Point of Contact: Christopher D. Johnson, Deaf Community Advocate.

Christopher Johnson, a Black man with a white shirt, red tie, and glasses fades into the right of the screen and begins using sign language.

CHRIS: Hello, my name is Chris Johnson, and I am the Deaf Community Advocate for the Missouri Commission for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. I wanted to take the opportunity to elaborate on the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Legislative Day.

NEXT SLIDE: To the left of Chris is the flyer for the 2020 Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Legislative Day. It features a photo of the capitol building on a blue background, the MCDHH logo, and the following text: Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Legislative Day at the Missouri State Capitol; March 2, 2020, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come show your support of the many issues legislators are considering that impact our community, including language assessment, hearing aid coverage and insurance, service animals, deaf awareness month, and several additional bills. This event will include remarks from legislators and community leaders, informational booths, and meetings with your representatives. A confirmed schedule will be announced before the event. MCDHH is currently looking for volunteer interpreters, organizations, and service providers to help coordinate this event. Email christopher.johnson@mcdhh.mo.gov if you are interested in getting involved. Request special accommodations by February 7th by emailing christopher.johnson@mcdhh.mo.gov.

CHRIS: The 2020 Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing Legislative Day will be occurring at the Missouri State Capitol on March 2, 2020, from 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Come join us in showing your support for these various issues and see the impact they have on our community. These issues include language assessment, hearing aid insurance coverage, service animals, deaf awareness month, and a variety of others. The event will include legislator remarks, community leader remarks, informational booths, and the opportunity to meet with a variety of legislators form across the state. MCDHH is currently looking for volunteer interpreters, organizations, and service providers. Please come out and support our event. If you are interested, please get in touch with me at christopher.johnson@mcdhh.mo.gov. For those of you with special accommodation needs, please get in touch with me before February 7th.

SLIDE: Legislative Bills supported by MCDHH. Senate Bill 748: Commercial Driver’s Licenses. House Bill 1337 and Senate Bill 749: Hearing Aid Insurance Coverage. Senate Bill 750, Senate Bill 644, and House Bill 1319: Service Animals. House Bill 1572: Deaf Awareness Month/Week.

CHRIS: Please take the opportunity to review these bills.

SLIDE: See you at the Capitol! Contact information: Christopher.Johnson@mcdhh.mo.gov. VP: 573-298-6778

CHRIS: Once you have reviewed them, if you have any questions or are unsure of anything, please feel free to get in touch with me via email. I hope to see you all at the Capitol!

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