The Governor´s Council on Disability sponsors the Legislative Education Project (LEP) during the legislative session.

The purpose of the Legislative Education Project (LEP) is to educate and motivate individuals by providing opportunities to become more active in creating positive public policies for people with disabilities.

The LEP is available for individuals/organizations that are a novice to the legislative process or need additional learning about the Missouri legislative process regarding disability policies or proposed legislation that impact people with disabilities.

The Legislative Education Project provides the three learning modules and three videos posted on this page. Each segment of the learning modules and videos is designed to easily help you understand the legislative process in Missouri, using a step by step approach. You may select the ones that you want to listen to or watch at your convenience.

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The learning modules are:  

  • Understanding How a Bill Becomes a Law

 

  • Your Elected Officials and General Assembly

 

  • Navigating the House and Senate websites

 

  • Attending House and Senate Hearings and Providing Testimony: The video educates on how one prepares for a testimony and describes how a hearing is conducted.
    Voiceover Version

 

  • Building an Effective Relationship with Your Legislators: Provides communication tips with your state representatives or state senators.
    Voiceover Version

 

  • Accessible Voting: Educates individuals with disabilities about their voting rights. There is a demonstration of the accessible voting.machine that allows a person with a visual impairment to vote.
    Voiceover Version

The Governor’s Council now offers the Legislative Education Project on the Road. It brings the material from the Legislative Education Project at the Capitol to your office, meeting, center for independent living, or event. A minimum of five individuals must be present.

The Governor’s Council on Disability continues to offer the Legislative Education Project at the Capitol in Jefferson City upon request. It is facilitated by GCD staff and mentors who are knowledgeable on disability policies. Each LEP at the Capitol will be adapted to meet the group or organization’s needs. Prior to coming to the Capitol, please schedule your appointments with the representatives or senators.

To participate in the LEP on the Road or LEP at the Capitol, please contact Laura Mueth at laura.mueth@oa.mo.gov or 573-751-2600 to arrange a time/schedule. An LEP certificate of completion will be provided when the individual or organization has completed the requirements for the LEP at the Capitol.

The Governor´s Council on Disability does not charge a fee for the learning modules, videos or training materials and information provided during LEP on the Road and LEP at the Capitol. When attending the LEP at the Capitol, participants are responsible for their own food, travel, and lodging expenses.

Click here to view/print the LEP flyer.

For questions or comments, please contact the Governor’s Council on Disability at gcd@oa.mo.gov or 573-751-2600.