Friends and Allies:

We are in urgent need of your support and action!

HEARD’s Deaf Prisoner Phone Justice Campaign needs a strong push from the Community to get us across the finish line. Please take a few seconds to to sign your name to HEARD’s Community Sign-On Letter.  

We will deliver this letter with your signatures to the Federal Communications Commission on December 13, 2013, the deadline for comments on the FCC’s Further Notice of Proposed Rule Making on Inmate Calling Services for the Deaf & Hard of Hearing Community.

For nearly a year, HEARD has lobbied the Federal Communication Commission to ensure that rates are reasonable & accessible. Right now, just a handful of prisons across the nation have videophones and many with TTY equipment block relay numbers or deny access to the equipment thus denying deaf, hard of hearing and deaf-blind prisoners from connecting to their loved ones.  Please help us show the FCC that there is strong support for universal access to telecommunications for prisoners and their family members by taking a few seconds to add your name to this Community Sign-On Letter.


After you sign-on to the Community Letter, you can do the following:

  1. Share the letter & video with your friends and loved ones so that they join the Campaign!
  2. Visit HEARD’s Facebook and Twitter pages and share this information from HEARD’s pages. (please use Twitter hashtags #Deaf #PhoneJustice)
  3. Submit your own comment to the FCC under proceeding number 12-375. You can use the FCC’s Electronic Filing System. The deadline for comments is December 13th.

We look forward to celebrating a victory with you soon. As always, we thank you for your continued support.

In solidarity and with much appreciation,

HEARD Board of Directors

Many thanks to our allies at Nation Inside for hosting our Letter & for your continued support!


 P.O. Box 1160

 Washington, D.C. 20013

 202.455.8076 voice
202.436.9278 VP

Download PDF Document of Heard Community Sign On Letter:

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