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Legislative Town Hall

  • 30 Jan 2021
  • 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
  • Via Zoom


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WSRID Legislative Committee Town Hall, hosted by Whitney Hill

This event is designed to inform members of the legislative process and to examine any upcoming bills set to be heard in the 2021 legislative session. We will start the event with a simple refresher on the legislative process including how a bill becomes law, as well as lesser known processes to change State rules, including petitions for rule-making and advocacy for increased communication access in State systems.  

We will then look at any bills set to be heard in the legislature this year that may have impacts on interpreters, language access, or Deaf civil rights. We will also discuss how we can get involved in advocating for or against bills where there is an interest in doing so. 

Finally, we will briefly discuss potential advocacy routes the WSRID Legislative Committee may want to pursue after the current legislative session, which is set to end in late spring. The Legislative Committee will host a second town hall in June that is likely to be more proactively oriented where we shift gears into planning and organizing for legislation or rules in the interest of increased communication access for all and that support ASL interpreter’s ability to earn a living wage. 

Technology and Accommodations: Due to limitations caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, this event will be hosted online via Zoom. Please email accommodation requests by Jan. 16th. The event will take place in ASL and will not be recorded. If you have questions or concerns related to technology access, please email us as soon as possible.

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