**UPDATED** MDCR to Launch Game Changing Initiative for the Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Communities

Contact: Todd Heywood - heywoodt@michigan.gov
Agency: Civil Rights

September 6, 2018

Lansing, MI–The Michigan Department of Civil Rights Division on Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing (DODDBHH) will hold a press conference on Thursday to announce a new initiative to help garner essential information on the needs of the deaf, deafblind and hard of hearing communities in the state. 
WHAT: “Not Without Us” initiative announcement
WHERE: Anderson House Office Building, S-621
WHEN: Sept. 6, 2018 2 p.m. 
WHO: Not Without Us Steering Team Member Nan Asher
DODDBHH Director Annie Urasky
DODDBHH Advisory Council Chair Jill Gaus
In addition, State Representatives Martin Howrylak (R- Troy) and Phil Phelps (D - Flushing), members of the Michigan Legislative Deaf, DeafBlind and Hard of Hearing Caucus, will also be in attendance and will offer remarks. 

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