Texas State Senate District 10 Outreach
This Summer I experienced a unique opportunity as an outreach
coordinator focusing on the disabilities community for Texas State
Senator Wendy Davis’ office. I spoke with disabled veterans, persons
who are deaf, hard of hearing and deaf blind, persons with visual
impairment, parents of children with autism, other parents, teachers,
other educators and professionals, and more. Some issues that each
disability faces are unique to that disability, but many are also
shared across the disability community.
I ask that you read the announcement below and pass it on to anyone you
know with a disability or who has access to persons with disabilities,
including grandparents, service providers, sign language interpreters.
If you have a family member or friend and know of their situation,
please complete the survey with what you know. I know it’s a survey,
and it’s only 10 questions, but the responses could go a long way in
helping persons with disabilities. I hope all is well and appreciate
Texas State Senator Wendy Davis continues to reach out across
disabilities, including disabled veterans and the deaf and hard of
hearing community, for quality community living and fairness for all.
If you would like to see this message in sign language with voiceover
and closed caption, go to:
Hi, I’m Tracey Michol, Outreach Coordinator for persons with
disabilities and their families for State Senator Wendy Davis. Senator
Davis, who represents my Senate District 10, initiated an outreach
project in June to (1) learn more about the quality of life barriers
experienced by persons with disabilities and their families, including
the deaf and hard of hearing community and veterans with disabilities,
and (2) to determine potential legislation that could address those
barriers. So far, conversations I have had with consumers and providers
identify access to communication and transportation as priority
concerns. Both are necessary for access to employment, healthcare, and
education, along with issues important to all Texans.
This is an important outreach project. It is important for Senator
Davis to know what you need and what you would like the 2013
Legislature to accomplish to improve your quality of life in Texas.
Please visit http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/FWN83T2 to complete a
short survey. You don’t have to be a resident of Senate District 10 in
order to complete it. Information can be shared with your elected
representatives if you include your zip code.
Many of us have been advocating and fighting for a quality life and for
fairness for a long time. Some of us are not visible to others, and to
many of those who are elected to serve us. I know how frustrating it
can be, which is why I’m asking you to take the time to complete this
survey, as well as a survey for the Governor’s Committee on People with
Disabilities (GCPWD). If you have not had a chance to fill out the
GCPWD survey, a link is provided at the end the survey for Senator
Davis for your convenience. Both are important for building awareness
and support among our state legislators.
If you need assistance completing the survey for Senator Davis or need
it in Braille or large print, please contact me at 817-200-7800 or
[email protected] I will be happy to help you. Let’s do
Thank you for your support and participation.