White House Response

We at ASL for America are pleased to see the White House respond to the ASL petition, and we would like to take the opportunity to address several points in the response: The White House states that there should not be any stigma about American Sign Language (ASL). However, citizens still experience this stigma in their daily lives. The official response Continue reading

Action Alert – ASL Negatively Impacted By Language Requirements

We updated our infographic to be more precise. The text of the infographic can be found underneath the graphic. Why Michigan’s Proposed Bills Hurt American Sign Language What the original law says: (2) In addition to the requirements under subsection (1), beginning with pupils entering grade 3 in 2006, the board of a school district or board of directors of Continue reading

Thank You, CBS

The ASL for America team on February 6, 2013 sent a letter to the President and CEO of the CBS corporation, thanking him for the positive coverage on American Sign Language. Dear Mr. Moonves: ASL for America would like to thank you and CBS for your positive coverage of American Sign Language. Our community loved seeing the distinguished and talented John Maucere on Continue reading

Thank You, NAD

The ASL for America team on February 5, 2013 sent a letter of appreciation to the National Association of the Deaf for their sponsorship of John Maucere at the Super Bowl XLVII. Howard: ASL for America would like to commend NAD for working with PepsiCo in sponsoring John Maucere’s performance at the Super Bowl. It was an inspiration to see him Continue reading

Open Letter to Superintendent Dorn

The Seattle Weekly recently did a blog article about a petition to Superintendent of Public Instruction Dorn, asking him to require Signed Exact English to be used in the instruction of Deaf children in the State of Washington. There were several misconceptions presented in the article about American Sign Language, so we left a comment on that article in addition Continue reading

ASL Petition Reaches Milestone

The ASL for America movement, fiscally sponsored by SignCasts, is thrilled to announce that the petition to the White House asking for formal recognition of American Sign Language, has reached the needed 25,000 signatures and beyond. With this achievement, the petition will now receive a response from President Obama’s administration. “We want to see awareness of American Sign Language spread Continue reading