Urgent Action Items

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Current Action Items

 

Request that your US House Representative do the following:

The link above will take you to a list of members of the U.S. House of Representatives.  If you are unsure of who your Representative is, please scroll to the top right of the page and enter in your zip code to find your Representative.  Please call or go to his/her website to send an email.

 

Please feel free to copy and paste in an email:

Dyslexia, the most common learning disability, affects up to 1 in 5 people and negatively impacts a person’s ability to read and write.  The educational system is rife with a lack knowledge and understanding of what dyslexia is, resulting in very limited access to appropriate educational interventions for students with dyslexia.  Please watch the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology’s Hearing on the “Science of Dyslexia” at http://science.house.gov/hearing/full-committee-hearing-science-dyslexia.

Also, please show your support for individuals with dyslexia by contacting either:

Ashlee Vinyeard at ashlee.vingyard@mail.house.gov from Rep. Smith’s office or
Jean Fundakowski at jean.fundakowski@mail.house.gov from Rep. Brownley’s office
 

to join the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus.

Thank you

 

The Research Excellence and Advancements for Dyslexia Act was introduced to help translate reading research into classroom implementation.  The Science, Space, and Technology Committee will be holding a hearing on September 30, 2015 at 10am ET.

 Expired Action Items

 

  • Request your U.S. House of Representative Sign the House Letter to US DOE
    Deadline is July 30, 2015!

    With Congressional support, the hope is that the US Department of Education will issue a guidance letter to states and school districts regarding dyslexia. Wouldn’t it be great if parents could go to their school with a letter of guidance about the importance of using the word dyslexia, providing evidence-based instruction, and appropriate accommodations including access to assistive technologies?

  • Please sign and share this petition to support Bill Cassidy’s legislative battle to help students with dyslexia.

***Please disregard the asking for donation page after submitting.***

The ESEA rewrite has been added to the Senate calendar so this bill could be introduced on the Senate floor at any time.  Even though his amendment was voted down in committee, Cassidy may still bring it to the floor for the entire Senate to vote on.  There is speculation that he is collecting names to show how many people support him in this effort.  Please share far and wide! Thank you!

The link above will take you to an online form which will generate an email and automatically send it to both your U.S. Senators and your U.S. Representative.  To learn more about the issues, please see Action Alert – ESEA.

Senator Sherrod Brown
Senator Rob Portman

Please see We Need You! for more ways you can help.  Thank you!