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February 4, 2020 - Training - Art of Lobbying and Meeting Your Legislator

Jason Valentine created a vlog about the event: Art of Lobbying and Meeting Your Legislator. 

vlog link: https://youtu.be/ZYyFIccOpXM

Video Transcript:

Hello! My name is Jason Valentine and I am the secretary of MADC.

We wanted to inform you of a training called "The Art of Lobbying and How to Meet your Legislators" on Tuesday February 4th, from 10am to 11am, at the State Office Building at 100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155.

That training will provide you with the opportunity to find your legislators and either talk directly with the legislator to share your stories or provide information to the legislative aids.

The purpose of this is to educate legislators on the issues facing Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing ASL users in need of accessible treatment for Chemical Dependency and Substance Use Disorder and asking them for support in the future when we need it.

Please contact your local legislator to set up an appointment between 11am and 1pm on Tuesday, February 4th.

Again, the meetings will be at the State Office Building at 100 Rev Dr Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard., St Paul, MN 55155 from 10am to 1pm.

The room number where we meet is to be determined and when you arrive, we will have someone directing you where to go.

Interpreters will be provided.

Please email Phillip Steinbruckner, community activist, at psteinbruckner90@gmail.com if you plan to attend and have made an appointment with your legislator or not.

Please attend this public forum to share why the program, Minnesota Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing individuals and other important programs must be saved and continued!

Tuesday, January 28, 2020

Christ on Capital Church
105 University Avenue W.
St Paul, Minnesota

Attention!!  Public rally for the Substance Use Disorder Treatment Program

There will be a rally January 23rd to show Fairview Hospital CEO our support for the MN Substance Use Disorder Treatment program for Deaf and Hard of Hearing.  Please consider attending this rally.

Questions - contact Phillip Steinbruckner at psteinbruckner90@gmail.com

Thursday, January 23, 2020

7:30 - 8:30 AM

Outside of the entrance to Continental Hotel

11 East Kellogg Boulevard

Saint Paul, MN 55101

Kelsey Dahl and Jackie Correa-Alley created a vlog for us to watch about a bit of the background for the closure of Substance Use Disorder Treatment Deaf-Hard of Hearing program. https://youtu.be/VpdYwrjmufI

Transcription is linked here for Kelsey and Jackie's vlog: Video transcription of the background information.

Please watch an ASL Vlog of Phillip Steinbruckner and Kelsey Dahl about the rally: https://youtu.be/a_RVrGGcujo

Transcription is linked here for Phillip and Kelsey's vlog: Video transcription of the rally vlog 

MADC Town Hall meeting    (ASL version)

January 11, 2020 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.

White Bear Lake Library - Google Maps

2150 2nd Street, White Bear Lake, MN 55110

When you enter the library, the community room is on the right of the entrance.

MADC invites you to a Town Hall meeting to discuss our priorities for the next two years.  Come find out what we will be working on!

  *Note - We originally announced that the meeting will take place at the Roseville Library but due to booking issues, we had to find an available meeting room elsewhere. 

Important: Member at Large Position available: Extended Deadline is Jan. 8th  - Update: Kelsey Dahl is our new Member at Large.

Please send us  your names and information by Jan. 8th to board@minndeaf.org. We will announce the person on January 11th. 


Transcript from the vlog:

(White male with blond hair and black shirt signing. Background is dark brown.)

Hello MADC community members! My name is John Wilson. I’m on the MADC Board as MAL (Member-at-Large). As the board is preparing for 2020, we are looking for a new board member to fill a vacancy. The Member-at- large position is now available. The duties of this position include the following: participating on special projects and committee as determined by the board, and submitting reports of these projects/committees to the Vice-President in writing. This is a 4 years commitment. If you’re interested, please contact the board at board@minndeaf.org. Please include these 4 things in your application: Your name, how many years you have been a MADC members, why you are interested in being on the board, and can you commit to being involved for a 4 year term? Send us that in your email application. The deadline for applying is January 5. Please submit your information by Jan 5. We will review and screen the applications and announce at the Jan 11 townhall meeting. Thank you and please contact us if you have any question or concerns. Have a Happy New Year!

December 21, 2019: MADC Announcement of Community Forum Meeting



Transcript from Vlog - Agenda

Hello Community members:

My name is Jackie Correa-Alley, MADC President. I made the announcement about the event.

The Saturday of December 21st, 1125 Energy Park

Ave St. Paul MN 55104 At 1pm

I will make details:

Meeting and ground rules

Board had made a decision

Member at Large is available

Membership fee, PayPal start active, go to the website

Community discussion membership plan

Chemical Dependency Program need our help

DHH and ASL License

Hope to see you there. Thank you for watch.


Transcript from vlog:

Opening slide: (blackboard background with yellow text) Announcement of MADC Community Forum Meeting on December 21st.

(white woman with blond hair and black shirt, tan background with a red/yellow/green flower painting in upper right corner in background.)

Hello MADC Members and Deaf Community of Minnesota! My name is Emily Smith-Lundberg (finger-spelled name). I am a Member-At-Large with the MADC Board. I want to share that we will be having a meeting on Saturday, December 21st. This meeting will be a community forum meeting. This meeting will be held at Metro Deaf School, MDS. The address is 1125 Energy Park Drive in St. Paul. This meeting will be live-streamed on MADC Facebook page for those who cannot join us at this meeting. Our meeting agenda will be shared on Wednesday, December 18th. We look forward for you to join us! Thank you!

Closing slide #1: (blackboard background with yellow text) For accommodations, please contact Karen Pugh: Karen.Pugh@minndeaf.org.

Closing slide #2: (blackboard background with yellow text)

MADC Community Forum Meeting.

December 21, 2019. Metro Deaf School (MDS) 1125 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN 55108 at 1:00 pm.

December 13, 2019: Timeline and Bylaws

Hello, we would like to share our timeline from when the letter was received on November 12th to Dec 6th. We promised to share this with the community during the meeting on December 6th. The timeline is in a PDF format. We also have included a vlog for the timeline. 2019 bylaws can be accessed via a link. 

Timeline of events from when we got the letter to the meeting on Dec. 6th.



The 2019 bylaws can be accessed through this link: 2019 MADC Bylaws.pdf

December 12, 2019 - MADC special announcement

Greetings MADC Members and MN Deaf community - The MADC Board would like to inform you that on December 10th, MADC President Hunta Williams announced his resignation. More information will be shared with you soon. Thank you.


December 8, 2019 - Letter to Community: 

Hello MADC and community members - This letter outlines the MADC community meeting on December 6th, 2019. We would like to take a moment and thank those who were able to attend. Please pass this along to other members. Just keep checking on Facebook and your emails for more details about the special meeting on Dec. 21, 2019. It will be at 1 pm. The location will be Metro Deaf School (1125 Energy Park Drive, St. Paul, MN, 55108). 

Letter about Dec. 6th meeting.pdf


November 26, 2019 - MADC  Letter to Community:

The letter is an announcement for a special meeting and the Vlog is a corresponding video.  Please pass this along to other members.  We are still reconciling membership email lists from the transition of board data and from the most recent MADC/MRID conference.  

MADC Letter to Community.pdf



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