Caption Action 2 is trying something new: a contest. The winner of the contest will get original cartoon art by the deaf cartoonist Tamara "Tami" Davidson, who is a Caption Action 2 supporter.
If you have not already done so, write to your Representative in Congress asking him or her to cosponsor HR 3101, by sending a direct email (see the downloadable spreadsheet for contacts). Or, write an old-fashioned letter on paper. Send Caption Action 2 proof that you have written to your Congressional Representative by either forwarding your sent-mail or sending a scan of your paper letter, to Jamie at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you don't know who your representative is, here's the representative finder.
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Winning the contest:
If your Representative becomes a cosponsor of HR 3101, the first person who wrote that Representative will receive original deaf cartoon art from Tamara Davidson. If there are others who also wrote the same Representative, they will receive signed copies of the original artwork.
Davidson is working on the cartoon now. When it is complete, we will do another post to showcase the cartoon! In the meantime, you can view examples of Davidson's deaf artwork on the website ASL Rose. The September issue of ASL Rose's e-newsletter featured a deaf cartoon by Davidson: Three healthy roses with ASL handshapes, followed by the same roses, now dead from neglect.
More artwork by Tamara Davidson on ASLRose.com:
February 2007 newsletter
October 2008 newsletter
Davidson also illustrated the children's ASL book, Have You Ever Seen...? Still more art can be seen on Tami's blog, Quiet Scribblings.
About Jamie and Tami:
Jamie and Tami go back a long way, back to the early 1980s at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Even then, Tami was a deaf cartoonist and she was an art major at NTID. Jamie, Tami, and a third girl collaborated on creating a deaf superhero character, Brenda the Windrider. Since graduating NTID, Tami has continued to create art, both professional art and deaf art.