Posts tagged ‘equal rights’

Updated: May 30: Take Action Alert: TWEET SPONSORS

UPDATED ON May 30: For a Full List of NAD sponsors, visit this page http://www.nad.org/louisville/sponsors

Major Corporate Donors include Google, CBS, Verizon, Adobe, Blackberry.

For most sponsors, I include their Twitter and E-mail address. To prevent spam e-mails, I am using AT instead of @ and (dot). For example: john.doe@email.com is john(dot)doe at email (dot) com OR JUST CLICK on the Link and it’ll open in your email program. TAKE ACTION AND WRITE AWAY! TWEET. The more attention, the better!

Major Mainstream Donors: 

Google:
Twitter: @google or Contact Form

CBS:
Twitter: @CBStweet or Email Tiffany Smith- Anoa’i CBS Director of Diversity and Communications
See CBS’s statement on Corporate Diversity Commitment.

Verizon:
Twitter: @verizongiving or Email: no press e-mail.
Comcast:
Twitter: @comcast or Email: esl_corp at cable (dot) comcast (dot) com
Adobe:
Blackberry:
Twitter: @blackberry or online contact

VRS Companies:

Hamilton Relay:
Twitter: @HamiltonRelay or Email: info at hamiltonrelay (dot) com

Purple Communications:
Twitter: @PurpleComm or Email: press at purple (dot) us

SprintRelay:
Twitter: @SprintRelay or Email: Sprint (dot) TRSCustServ at sprint (dot) com

ZVRS:
Twitter: @ZVRS or Email:  zinfo at zvrs (d0t) com

State Commissions Serving Deaf and Hard of Hearing:
KCDHH:
Twitter: @KCDHH or E-mail: Contact Form: http://www.kcdhh.org/forms/
NMCDHH:
Twitter: @NMDCHH or E-mail: http://www.cdhh.state.nm.us/Contact.aspx
Educational Institutions:
NTID/RIT:
Twitter: @RITNTID or Email: krgpro at rit (dot) edu
NonProfits and Private Businesses:
CSD:
Twitter: @CSD_tweets or Email: Ben Soukup at bsoukup at c-s-d (dot) org
Kramer Financial:
Twitter: @kramerfinancial or Email: usa at kramerfinancial (dot) com
VITAC Captions:
Twitter: @VITAC_Captions or Email: No press email.
UPDATED LIST For Twitter:
CPC Captioning:
Twitter: @cpccaptioning
Ubiduo:
Twitter: @ubiduo
Deafvideotv:
Twitter: @deafvideotv
iDeafNews:
Twitter: @ideafnews
Tracfone:
Twitter: @tracfonecalls
Captel Phone:
Twitter: @captelphone

E-mail to Gallaudet University for Equality in the NAD

Feel free to use this as a template and write to Stephen (dot) Weiner at Gallaudet (dot) edu and Angela McCaskill at Angela (dot) McCaskill (dot) edu. You can also address this email to NTID/RIT if you are an NTID/RIT Alumni and contact the Office for Diversity and Inclusion at RIT at rkgpro at rit (dot) edu or the appropriate officials at RIT. RIT is also an equality level sponsor of the NAD 2012 conference.

 

Dear Dr. McCaskill and Dr. Weiner,

My name is Tavian Robinson and I am a proud Alumnus of Gallaudet University. I am writing you to express my concerns surrounding Gallaudet University’s sponsorship of the 2012 National Association of the Deaf conference in Louisville, Kentucky. You are a Diversity Level Sponsor, and ironically enough, the conference has invited Governor Dennis Daugaard as a plenary session speaker. Gov. Daugaard is known for his anti-equality and anti-diversity stances. I have composed a longer article which can be found at:
I understand the university has had a relationship with the NAD dating back to 1880. I understand the University is committed to civil rights for the deaf and hard of hearing community and views the NAD as the community’s premier civil rights organization. It is not my interest to damage the NAD but to hold them to a higher standard by urging them to examine their white, heterosexual, cisgender, and primarily male privileges. It is my understanding that Gallaudet is committed to diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. What message is the University sending if it stands idly by and sponsors a conference that features a prominent anti-equality speaker? I believe that we can begin a constructive dialogue to better our understanding of how deaf minorities have long been marginalized within the deaf community and strive to change that. This begins with Gallaudet, the nation’s premier higher education institution for the deaf and hard of hearing and NAD’s historically most powerful ally and sponsor.
Best,
T. Robinson