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.

Out of consideration for the health of the GCD staff, legislators, and communities throughout Missouri, LEP at the Capitol and LEP on the Road will not be offered in 2021.

Individuals and groups are encouraged to view the modules and videos on this page to increase their knowledge.

After viewing at least one of the videos or modules, individuals or groups may schedule a virtual Q&A session with a GCD staff member to answer questions. These will be provided at no cost to participants. Scheduling is available January through May.  Please contact Laura Mueth at Laura.Mueth@oa.mo.gov to schedule. WebEx will be utilized to conduct the sessions.

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.