On March 12, 2014 the Congressional Deaf Caucus held a kick-off reception in the House Cannon Office Building. The event was held in conjunction with the 150th anniversary of the founding of Gallaudet University.
Thanks to the 19 schools that sent swag for the event! The tables were overflowing!
The number of Congressional members in the Caucus stands at 20 and is quickly growing.
So far (as of March 20, 2014) these are the members of the Congressional Deaf Caucus:
Mark Takano (CA), Co-Chair
California School for the Deaf, Riverside
Kevin Yoder (KS), Co-Chair Kansas School for the Deaf
Kerry Bentivolio (MI)
Tony Cardenas (CA)
Matt Cartwright (PA)
John Delaney (MD) Maryland School for the Deaf
Tim Griffin (AR) Arkansas School for the Deaf
Mike Honda (CA) California School f/t Deaf, Fremont
Jared Huffman (CA)
Hank Johnson (GA) Atlanta Area School for the Deaf
Marcy Kaptur (OH)
John Larson (CT) American School for the Deaf
David Loebsack (IA)
Alan Lowenthal (CA)
Jim McGovern (MA) Clarke School
Eleanor Holmes Norton (DC) Kendall Demonstration Elementary School, Model Secondary School for the Deaf, Gallaudet University
Cathy McMorris Rodgers (WA)
Louise Slaughter (NY), Rochester School for the Deaf, National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Steve Stockman (TX)
John Yarmuth (KY)
What you can do:
1. If you have sent a letter to your House Representative asking him or her to join the Caucus, thank you!
2. If your Representative is on this list, thank him or her! Click here for a Sample Letter (Thank you for joining the Congressional Deaf Caucus).
3. If your Representative is not on this list, and you have not yet sent a letter, please do so. Click here for a sample letter (Join the Congressional Deaf Caucus). If your Representative is not on this list and has not yet signed on to co-sponsor H.R. 4040, click here for a sample letter (for both).
Thank you for all you do!
Government Relations Liaison
Conference of Educational Administrators of Schools and Programs for the Deaf