Invite Miss Deaf America to the Next Super Bowl and Show Her This Time
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Invite Miss Deaf America to the Next Super Bowl and Show Her This Time

    1. Petition by

      Tom Willard

      Rochester, NY

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

http://jezebel.com/5883221/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.

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    • ojong lionel KUMBA, CAMEROON
      • over 1 year ago

      hi

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    • Jim Phillips SONOMA, CA
      • over 1 year ago

      There are lots of deaf and hard-of-hearing people watching the games. Please allow the use of sign language.

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    • Jan Garcia ROCK ISLAND, IL
      • over 1 year ago

      I am hard of hearing and have lots of deaf friends who rely on interpreters

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    • Jaymie Sanders DAVENPORT, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      I am a sign language interpreter and it is important for everyone to have equal access, no matter the event taking place. The deaf culture is PROUD to see one of their own to succeed. Allow them the glory has all other cultures do!

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    • Sherri Batts DUBUQUE, IA
      • over 1 year ago

      All people should have full access to media including the Deaf/HOH

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