Tuesday, January 22, 2013

The ASL Petition

The woman who is waiting for a White House response on her petition to have ASL recognized as an official language was born deaf and discouraged from using American Sign Language. But Adrean Clark went on to start ASL for America with fellow Gallaudet alum Jeannette Johnson. Clark now lives near Minneapolis with her deaf-blind husband and poet, John Lee Clark, and their two children. She submitted a petition to the White Houses's We the People website back in November. You can see it here. It has more than 32,000 signatures- more than the required 25,000 in 30 days to earn an official response, which should be coming soon.

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