Here's a brochure you can download and print showing the Congressional Deaf Caucus: Congressional Deaf Caucus Brochure
Members of Congress represent deaf and hard of hearing children and our schools. And although we do our best to educate them about our students’ needs, reaching every member of Congress is no easy task. So I am thrilled to announce a new initiative in the U.S. House of Representatives: the Congressional Deaf Caucus. Founded by Rep. Mark Takano – a Democrat representing the district that includes the California School for the Deaf, Riverside – and Rep. Kevin Yoder, a Republican representing the district that includes the Kansas School for the Deaf – this bipartisan Caucus will:
- educate Members of Congress and staff on issues important to the Deaf community
- help bridge the communication divide between Members of Congress and their Deaf and Hard of Hearing constituents
- empower Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals through promoting equal access for all
- in partnership with Gallaudet University, promote the expansion of a Congressional Deaf Internship program.
The Congressional Deaf Caucus has recruited approximately 15 members of the House and is growing. I know you are wondering “What can I do to support this effort?”
Contact your member of the U.S. House of Representatives and ask him or her to join the Congressional Deaf Caucus. (As of March 13, 2014, there is no similar group in the Senate.) Take the easy steps that appear on the submenu "How can I support this effort?"