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[Two screens appear. To the left is Jamie Taylor’s picture. To the right is Jaemi Hagen who is providing the ASL translation. An off-screen voice reads aloud Jamie’s sentence.]

Jamie: The emphasis was on data.

[Video switches to show Jeffrey Moen who is verbally sharing his story. To his right is Jimmy Beldon who is providing the ASL translation.]

Jeffrey: … such as acoustics and loop systems in new schools…

[Video switches to Kim Wassenaar, who is signing her story.]

Kim: At the time, we had nine bills and when they all passed, we referred to it as Cloud Nine.

[Video switches to Monique Hammond who is voicing her story. To her right is Jaemi Hagen who is providing the ASL translation.]

Monique: …that public policy changes when people take action.

[Video switches to Mike Cashman who is signing his story.]

Mike: And it was that sense of empowerment and empowering the community to be actively engaged in the legislative process that was so important.

[Video switches to Sharaine Rawlinson Roberts who is signing her story.]

Sharaine: We would go and testify at the legislature…

[Video switches to Curt Micka who is voicing his story. To his right is Megan Bolduc who is providing the ASL translation.]

Curt: And it was very controversial. And yeah, it was a lot of fun, (laughs) but it was also very, very difficult.

[Video switches to Cuong Nguyen who is signing his story.]

Cuong: The hospital responded quickly and changed their system to provide better equal access.

[Video switches to Elise Knopf who is signing her story.]

Elise: And Lobby Day brought people together.

[Video switches to Mary Hartnett who is voicing her story.]

Mary: So the wisdom lies from the group, from the community.

[Video switches to Mohamed Mourssi-Alfash who is voicing his story. To his right is Megan Bolduc who is providing the ASL translation.]

Mohamed: We need to continue working together.

[Video switches to a slide with the following text, “The History of MNCDHH. Watch on June 10, 2021 at 6:00 PM, mn.gov/deaf-commission” (MNCDHH logo)]

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