Same Day Voter Registration

Information about Minnesota's voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). View the rest of this Video Series

Transcript below:
[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “Same Day Voter Registration.

Paper Voter Registration

Information about Minnesota's voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). View the rest of this Video Series

Transcript below:
[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “Paper Voter Registration.

How to Vote Early by Mail – Apply Online

Information about Minnesota's voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). View the rest of this Video Series

Transcript below:

[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “How to Vote Early by Mail – Apply Online.

What to Do Once You’ve Received an Absentee Ballot and You’re Registered

Information about Minnesota's voting process in American Sign Language (ASL). Original content is provided by the Minnesota Secretary of State Office. These videos were produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind & Hard of Hearing Minnesotans (MNCDHH). View the rest of this Video Series

Transcript below:
[Opening with the State of Minnesota seal in the background. ASL narrator Sarah Houge appears, with the following words visible on the screen, “What to do once You’ve Received an Absentee Ballot (Registered) Produced by the Commission of Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Minnesotans.

2016 Minnesota Primary Election Info

Note: This announcement is about the August Primary Election and is not about the November General Election. An ASL version of the following:

Voting in August – what’s that about? In Minnesota you will have two chances to vote this year – first this summer. Second this fall. The summer election is called the Primary and it’s kind of like the semi-finals.

Minnesota Employment Center (MEC) is Expanding Services

Transcript: Hello. The Minnesota Employment Center for People who are Deaf, DeafBlind or Hard of Hearing is excited to announce the expansion of their services around the state of Minnesota. Since 1993, MEC has focused on the Twin Cities area to provide job support. The State Legislature has provided funding to expand support around the state. This program is critical as we provide job support to anyone who is deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing in the state.This program provides stability and advancement in the workplace.

Deaf Woman Sues ND Jail, Courts and Police for Discrimination

This is a Press Release. DeafMN is sharing it because it provides important news relating to Deaf civil rights. 
Jamestown, ND – Christine Stein was wrongfully arrested and jailed after calling 9-1-1 to seek help from law enforcement, because she is deaf. To ensure this never happens again, she has filed suit in federal court alleging that the Supreme Court of North Dakota, the North Dakota State Court Administration, the City of Jamestown, Stutsman County, Chief Judge Gerald VanWalle, and Judge Timothy Ottmar discriminated against her on the basis of disability in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.In a separate, but concurrently filed federal lawsuit, Stein alleges that the City of Jamestown and Officer Brian Davis violated her Constitutional rights in arresting her without probable cause. On May 25, 2015, Stein dialed 9-1-1 through a relay system that uses sign language interpreters and sought assistance with a suicidal man in her apartment. Rather than providing the needed assistance, law enforcement disregarded the suicidal man and instead improperly arrested and jailed Stein.

ADA Memories w/ Elise Knopf and Sen. Harkin

MNCDHH is still celebrating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) passage! This video includes a historic and poignant story about 2 people who were involved with the passage of the ADA. One of the individuals is Minnesota's one and only... Elise Knopf! The other is Senator Tom Harkin, who was introduced the ADA  into the Senate in 1990.