Demonstrators Rally for Deaf Rights at State Capitol

The Deaf Grassroots Movement took to the steps of the state capitol to raise awareness about issues that deaf people face.

DGM leaders want to promote American Sign Language opportunities for children so that they can communicate easier as they grow up.

Too often, they say, rural parents don't know about ASL.

The marchers also say job opportunities are scarce for deaf people. Because of this, 72 percent of deaf people are unemployed in the U.S.

"Let's work together for the best of deaf people. We really just work together for the benefit of deaf people. We just need to learn from each other," says Michele Rolewitz, Deaf Grassroots Movement.

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