Earlier this year, the American Deaf Community was proud and inspired to learn that our Miss Deaf America would be signing the National Anthem at the Super Bowl. Ultimately we were let down and dejected when NBC did not show Miss Deaf America (Rachel Mazique) at all.
See NBC SNUBS MISS DEAF AMERICA DURING SUPER BOWL BROADCAST
This petition calls on NBC and the NFL to invite Miss Deaf America to the next Super Bowl to sign the National Anthem and this time actually show her on camera.
We have a new Miss Deaf America named Chanel Gleicher. She is the last Miss Deaf America, as the sponsoring organization, the National Association of the Deaf, has decided to end the program.
This is an opportunity for NBC to reverse its error at the last Super Bowl and make a statement that deaf people are not to be cropped out of the picture.