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

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