St. Paul, MN, December 13, 2012 --(PR.com
)-- The ASL for America movement, fiscally sponsored by SignCasts, is thrilled to announce that the petition to the White House asking for formal recognition of American Sign Language, has reached the needed 25,000 signatures. With this achievement, the petition will now receive a response from President Obama’s administration.
“We want to see awareness of American Sign Language spread and become a good, important part of our country. Thank you so much for your efforts. This would not have been possible without you and has touched my heart. The ASL for America team and I hope that President Obama and his administration will now begin the steps of formally recognizing American Sign Language - a true American language,” said Adrean Clark, founder of the ASL petition.
Due to the outpouring of support for the ASL petition to the White House and for further actions on achieving linguistic equality on par with American English, ASL for America is now initiating the process of turning into a nonprofit organization. There are now two team members in addition to Adrean Clark:
● Brein Mcnamara, who has been fiscally sponsoring ASL for America with his organization SignCasts, is an advisor.
● Jeannette Johnson, a writer and activist, is assisting Adrean Clark with the development and execution of the organization’s strategies.
Regardless of its status as an organization, ASL for America will always remain volunteer and mission-driven. The ASL for America team deeply appreciates every petition signature and volunteers who have been spreading the word about this cause of linguistic equality for American Sign Language.