Thank you to all of you who wrote to your representative and shared your action with us. Your support means everything to all of those who care about dyslexia--especially those students with dyslexia who will benefit from House Resolution #456, otherwise known as "Resolution on Dyslexia," presented by Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA).
Some of you wrote to us and requested a sample letter for writing your representative. Of course, we are happy to oblige! See below for a suggestion of what to say when contacting your rep. You can also click here to see the sample on our website.
For those of you who are reading this for the first time, and are wondering what the big news is--
a Resolution on Dyslexia (H.Res. 456) presented to Congress by Representative Bill Cassidy represents the breakthrough that we have all been waiting and hoping for, but the resolution needs the support of at least 100 U.S. Congress members. That's why we're reaching out to you, urging you to write your congressional representative to sign on to resolution. This well thought-out resolution breathes fresh air and energy and yes, joy, into our mission to have dyslexia recognized so that the millions of deserving boys and girls, men and woman who are dyslexic can be diagnosed and receive the evidence-based services they deserve and require. Learn more here.
Not Sure What to Say to Your Rep?
Here's a Sample Letter
Dear Rep. ------------
Rep. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) needs the support of at least 100 U.S. Congress members to bring to a vote H.Res.456 in the House Education and the Workforce committee. As one of your constituents concerned with the education of all of our children, I am counting on you to support this resolution.
(Insert your personal story here, if you have one that you'd like to share.)
Rep. Cassidy's Resolution recognizes each major element of dyslexia: its prevalence (1 in 5); the cognitive and neurobiological bases; its unexpected nature and persistence; its profound impact on education and the critical need for action by schools.
Rep. Cassidy gets it and I hope that you do too. The Bipartisan Dyslexia Caucus which he co-founded was a major step forward and now the Dyslexia Resolution brings light and understanding, and hopefully action, to ensuring that children who are dyslexic receive the understanding and evidence-based programs and accommodations that they deserve. Please act now to support Resolution #456 - it will make a difference!
View this letter on our website. Click here.
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