Sunday, August 24, 2008

About DeafCampaign2008's The Deaf Perspective

I will now talk about the DeafCampaign2008's blog "DNC 2008: The Deaf Perspective."

This blog is not news-reporting blog, like CNN or NBC. It is about our experience at the DNC 2008 as Gallaudet University students. This blog is important because it enables you to watch and understand the convention through deaf eyes and our unique perspective. The information that you are privy to through this blog is exclusive because the eight Gallaudet students are working INSIDE the convention and are able to see and understand everything that goes on INSIDE the convention. And we are bringing that experience to you in a bilingual way with ASL/English posts.

The biggest goal of this blog is to encourage more deaf, cochlear-implanted, and hard of hearing people to get involved with the political process of America. We are citizens, no matter what, and we CAN get involved!

Because this blog's purpose is to increase awareness of people to the media and politicians and to bring our positive experience to the deaf/cochlear-implanted/hard of hearing community, the tone will be informative and positive. This is MY blog and it is about OUR experience but it is FOR YOU. Therefore, I will not tolerate any negative comments that try to "dampen the fire." This is not censorship - I control the content here and I say that we have no place for any pessimistic comments or attitude.

Furthermore, the Gallaudet University students are working at DNC 2008 as part of The Washington Center's Presidential Academic Seminar program. This is the only national supervised internship/fieldwork program for college students who are attending both the political conventions. The Washington Center is strictly non-partisanship and that will be reflected here in this blog.

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to post a comment or email me at

When our forefathers established special guarantees for the freedom of the press, they did so not for the personal aggrandizement of the publishers, but to serve the public. - Harry S. Truman

The energy, the faith, the devotion which we bring to this endeavor will light our country and all who serve it and the glow from that fire can truly light the world. - John F. Kennedy

Thank you and keep on informing yourselves!

- Leah Katz-Hernandez

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