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 Governor’s Council on Disability will offer the Legislative Education Project at the Capitol in Jefferson City and the Legislative Education Project on the Road to groups of ten or more upon request. Both programs are facilitated by a GCD staff member who is knowledgeable on disability legislation. Each LEP at the Capitol and LEP on the Road will be adapted to meet the group or organization’s needs. To schedule either program, please contact Laura Mueth at laura.mueth@oa.mo.gov or 573-751-1685.

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

View/print the LEP at the Capitol and LEP On the Road flyer.

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:  

  • Navigating the House and Senate websites

 

  • Your Elected Officials and General Assembly

 

  • Understanding How a Bill Becomes a Law

 

  • 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

 

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