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UPDATES ON THE BILLS

 

2/13 Update:

ACTION ALERT!  CALL OR EMAIL OUR VIRGINIA LEGISLATORS THIS MORNING!

CROSSOVER TODAY!  (That’s when the Senate votes on House bills and the House votes on Senate bills)

Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, bills will need our support.

Below are the email addresses for all Senators and all Delegates.  Please reach out to them by email (or use the links for the phone numbers) and let them know you’d like their vote for these bills.  Tell them why it’s important to you.  (scroll down for suggested scripts if you’d like)

 

House of Delegates

http://lis.virginia.gov/171/mbr/MBR.HTM

Full House email addresses. Copy and paste directly into the “To” link of your email.

DelDAdams@house.virginia.gov, DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov, DelLAird@house.virginia.gov, DelTAustin@house.virginia.gov, DelHAyala@house.virginia.gov, DelLBagby@house.virginia.gov, DelJBell@house.virginia.gov, DelDBell@house.virginia.gov, DelRBell@house.virginia.gov, DelRBloxom@house.virginia.gov, deljbourne@house.virginia.gov, DelJBoysko@house.virginia.gov, DelEBrewer@house.virginia.gov, DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov, DelKByron@house.virginia.gov, DelJCampbell@house.virginia.gov, DelBCarr@house.virginia.gov, DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov, DelLCarter@house.virginia.gov, DelBCline@house.virginia.gov, DelMCole@house.virginia.gov, DelCCollins@house.virginia.gov, DelKConvirs-Fowler@house.virginia.gov, DelKCox@house.virginia.gov, DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov, DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov, DelJEdmunds@house.virginia.gov, DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov, DelEFiller-Corn@house.virginia.gov, DelBFowler@house.virginia.gov, DelNFreitas@house.virginia.gov, DelSGarrett@house.virginia.gov, DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov, DelGGooditis@house.virginia.gov, DelEGuzman@house.virginia.gov, DelGHabeeb@house.virginia.gov, delchayes@house.virginia.gov, DelCHead@house.virginia.gov, DelGHelsel@house.virginia.gov, DelSHeretick@house.virginia.gov, DelCHerring@house.virginia.gov, DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov, DelPHope@house.virginia.gov, DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov, DelCHurst@house.virginia.gov, DelRIngram@house.virginia.gov, Matthew James <DelMJames@house.virginia.gov>, DelJJones@house.virginia.gov, DelCJones@house.virginia.gov, DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov, DelTKilgore@house.virginia.gov, DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov, DelKKory@house.virginia.gov, DelPKrizek@house.virginia.gov, DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov, DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov, J A Leftwich <DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov>, DelMLevine@house.virginia.gov, DelJLindsey@house.virginia.gov, DelALopez@house.virginia.gov, DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov, DelJMcQuire@house.virginia.gov, DelDMcQuinn@house.virginia.gov, DelJMiyares@house.virginia.gov, DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov, delmmullin@house.virginia.gov, DelKMurphy@house.virginia.gov, delioquinn@house.virginia.gov, DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov, DelCPeace@house.virginia.gov, DelTPillion@house.virginia.gov, DelKPlum@house.virginia.gov, DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov, DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov, DelMPrice@house.virginia.gov, DelMRansone@house.virginia.gov, Delegate Sam Rasoul <DelSRasoul@house.virginia.gov>, DelDReid@house.virginia.gov, DelRRobinson@house.virginia.gov, DelDRodman@house.virginia.gov, DelDRoem@house.virginia.gov, DelNRush@house.virginia.gov, DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov, DelMSimon@house.virginia.gov, DelCStolle@house.virginia.gov, DelRSullivan@house.virginia.gov, DelRThomas@house.virginia.gov, DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov, DelDToscano@house.virginia.gov, DelCTurpin@house.virginia.gov, DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov, DelSVanValkenburg@house.virginia.gov, Delegate Jeion Ward <DelJWard@house.virginia.gov>, DelLWare@house.virginia.gov, DelVWatts@house.virginia.gov, DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov, DelTWilt@house.virginia.gov, DelTWright@house.virginia.gov, DelDYancey@house.virginia.gov

 

Senate

http://lis.virginia.gov/171/mbr/MBR.HTM

Full Senate email addresses. Copy and paste directly into the “To” link of your email.

district05@senate.virginia.gov,district39@senate.virginia.gov,district13@senate.virginia.gov,district40@senate.virginia.gov,district38@senate.virginia.gov,district29@senate.virginia.gov,district14@senate.virginia.gov,district16@senate.virginia.gov,district25@senate.virginia.gov,district21@senate.virginia.gov,district22@senate.virginia.gov,district24@senate.virginia.gov,district32@senate.virginia.gov,district06@senate.virginia.gov,district02@senate.virginia.gov,district18@senate.virginia.gov,district11@senate.virginia.gov,district04@senate.virginia.gov,district09@senate.virginia.gov,district08@senate.virginia.gov,district01@senate.virginia.gov,district23@senate.virginia.gov,district03@senate.virginia.gov,district26@senate.virginia.gov,district36@senate.virginia.gov,district17@senate.virginia.gov,district15@senate.virginia.gov,district35@senate.virginia.gov,district19@senate.virginia.gov,district20@senate.virginia.gov,district12@senate.virginia.gov,district28@senate.virginia.gov,district07@senate.virginia.gov,district10@senate.virginia.gov,district33@senate.virginia.gov

 

2/6 Update:

Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265 has passed a full House vote and Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368 has passed a full Senate vote.
Both bills are headed for Crossover on February 13th! (That’s when the Senate votes on House bills and the House votes on Senate bills)
Reach out to your legislators and be sure to remind them that we need their support at Crossover!

 

Find your legislators here!  http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov

Scroll down for email/call content suggestions on the best way to support the bills!  

1/29 Update:

Good news!  This morning promptly at 7:15 AM Ben Cline’s HB1265 was read (first) and passed with 7 yays / 0 nays.  DDVA was given time to speak to the bill and felt that we were heard.  This is another positive response to ultimately becoming law.  HB1265 will go to full house committee this Wednesday morning in the House Education committee meeting. Come join!

IMPORTANT CHANGE.  The bill is being given it’s own section # (now ending in 902.1).

House Education Committee

MORE WORK TO DO:  Call or Email (addresses below) you legislator and the full House Education Committee to let them know we need there support!
Join us on Wednesday morning, 8:30 a.m., House Committee Room, Ground Floor, Room W011, Pocahontas Building

 

DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov, DelDBell@house.virginia.gov, DelMCole@house.virginia.gov, DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov, DelRRobinson@house.virginia.gov, DelDYancey@house.virginia.gov, DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov, J A Leftwich <DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov>, DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov, DelGHelsel@house.virginia.gov, DelCCollins@house.virginia.gov, DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov, DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov, DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov, DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov, DelLBagby@house.virginia.gov, deljbourne@house.virginia.gov, DelJBoysko@house.virginia.gov, DelCHurst@house.virginia.gov, DelSVanValkenburg@house.virginia.gov, DelCTurpin@house.virginia.gov, DelDRodman@house.virginia.gov

1/28 Update:

ACTION ALERT!!!  We need your voices in Richmond on Monday!

Delegate Cline’s HB1265 is on the docket for the House Education  Sub-Committee: Subcommittee #3 (Monday, 7:15 a.m., House Committee Room, Room W011, Pocahontas Building)

House Education  Sub-Committee: Subcommittee

DelDRodman@house.virginia.gov, DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov, DELSVanValkenburg@House.virginia.gov, DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov, DelGHelsel@house.virginia.gov, delrrobinson@house.virginia.gov, delrrobinson@house.virginia.gov, DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov, DelDBell@house.virginia.gov

1/26 Update:

ACTION ALERT!!!  We need your voices in Richmond on Monday!

Delegate Cline’s HB1265 is on the docket for the House Education  Sub-Committee: Subcommittee #3 (Monday, 7:15 a.m., House Committee Room, Room W011, Pocahontas Building)

1/26 Date:

TOOLS FOR TUESDAY’S ADVOCACY

DDVA Legislative Flyer

https://drive.google.com/open?id=10A2qtbPCgAHiLNfpV1eWnVOOmWtx7FG4

DDVA Bill Information

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1HoonsvKvEaWG0Ea9FW95QIS8PGSJRnK8

DDVA Dyslexia Advocacy Day Agenda

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1Qt9HUC9zh3OEQdW-IgN2CtyNnpPCRyZ_

Delegate Session Room Numbers

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1me_Mhs4H-ubQieLfXM2NpYAykg3oRBz5

Senator Session Room Numbers

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1me_Mhs4H-ubQieLfXM2NpYAykg3oRBz5

1/25 Update:

 

EMAIL OR CALL the Senate Education Committee right now to tell them why you support

SB368 is on the docket today, as well!

Join DDVA at the Pocahantas Building today at approximately 1:30pm to show support for the bills!

1/25 Update:

Check out the update below for specifics on the bills.  We’re still waiting for the meeting time on the Senate Education Committee today and the meeting location for the 3pm Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee meeting today.

EMAIL OR CALL the Senate Education Committee right now to tell them why you support  SB865

Scroll down for suggested scripts below.

Senate Education Committee Emails:  (Copy and Paste)

district34@senate.virginia.gov, district14@senate.virginia.gov, district11@senate.virginia.gov, district13@senate.virginia.gov, The Office of Senator Saslaw <district35@senate.virginia.gov>

 

1/24 Update:

ACTION ALERT FOR TOMORROW IN RICHMOND!

JOIN US AT THE POCAHANTAS BUILDING TO MAKE OUR VOICES HEARD.

SB865 will be heard tomorrow by the Senate Education Committee on the 5th floor in Senate Committee Room 2

CHALLENGE: The timing says 1/2 hour after adjournment so we’re trying to determine timing. STAY TUNED!

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sub+S040010125

At 3:00pm DDVA will speak to the Education Subcommittee of the Senate Finance Committee

CHALLENGE: We’re getting the location of the meeting tomorrow.

UPDATES TOMORROW WITH MORE INFORMATION AS WE GET IT!

Watch the dockets for when the bills will be heard:

HB1265
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+HB1265
SB865
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SB865
SJ59
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SJ59
SB368
http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sum+SB368

 

JOIN US ON JANUARY 30th for our 5th Annual Dyslexia Day of Advocacy!

We’re coming together in Richmond on January 30th in support of dyslexia advocacy.

We’ll be meeting at Legend Brewing at 5:30pm on January 29th!

321 West 7th Street, Richmond, VA 23224

DDVA Dyslexia Advocacy Day Info 2018

#1 JOIN US FOR THE COMMITTEE MEETINGS:

              House Session

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bills we are supporting.  We are watching for our bills to be announced. (Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59) This link will track the movement of the bill and will identify when the next committee will review it.

House Education Docket: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+com+H9

Senate Session

What you need to know:

We will need to watch the agendas/dockets for those meetings to make sure they will be reviewing and hearing comments on the bill we are supporting. We are watching for our bills to be announced. (Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59)  This link tracks the movement of the bill and will identify when the next committee will review it.

Senate Education Docket: https://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?161+doc+DOCS04

We will arrive 20-30 min prior to the posted meeting time.

 

 

#2 CONTACT YOUR SENATE OR HOUSE REPRESENTATIVE

Call and/or email your Senator or Delegate to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them to ‘CO-SPONSOR Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59’.  This means that they sign on in support of the bill, even before it gets to the Education Committee Review.

What you need to know:

It’s WAY EASIER than it sounds!  Use this link to identify your representative.

http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov

Call their Richmond office number, since they’re in session now!  Spend 3-5 minutes letting them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them to ‘CO-SPONSOR Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59 ’!  Or email them starting with the suggested script below.  THAT’S IT!  EASY!

If you’d like some dyslexia specific facts, check out these link:

https://decodingdyslexiava.wordpress.com/talking-points/

https://decodingdyslexiava.wordpress.com/ddva-advocacy-packets/

 

 

#3 CONTACT BOTH THE HOUSE AND SENATE

Call and/or email the House Members and the Senate Members to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them  ‘CO-SPONSOR Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59.

What you need to know:

It’s WAY EASIER than it sounds!  Use these links to view the Committee Members and find their contact information.

House Education: http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?171+com+H9

House of Delegates

http://lis.virginia.gov/171/mbr/MBR.HTM

Full House email addresses. Copy and paste directly into the “To” link of your email.

             DelDAdams@house.virginia.gov, DelLAdams@house.virginia.gov, DelLAird@house.virginia.gov, DelTAustin@house.virginia.gov, DelHAyala@house.virginia.gov, DelLBagby@house.virginia.gov, DelJBell@house.virginia.gov, DelDBell@house.virginia.gov, DelRBell@house.virginia.gov, DelRBloxom@house.virginia.gov, deljbourne@house.virginia.gov, DelJBoysko@house.virginia.gov, DelEBrewer@house.virginia.gov, DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov, DelKByron@house.virginia.gov, DelJCampbell@house.virginia.gov, DelBCarr@house.virginia.gov, DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov, DelLCarter@house.virginia.gov, DelBCline@house.virginia.gov, DelMCole@house.virginia.gov, DelCCollins@house.virginia.gov, DelKConvirs-Fowler@house.virginia.gov, DelKCox@house.virginia.gov, DelGDavis@house.virginia.gov, DelKDelaney@house.virginia.gov, DelJEdmunds@house.virginia.gov, DelMFariss@house.virginia.gov, DelEFiller-Corn@house.virginia.gov, DelBFowler@house.virginia.gov, DelNFreitas@house.virginia.gov, DelSGarrett@house.virginia.gov, DelTGilbert@house.virginia.gov, DelGGooditis@house.virginia.gov, DelEGuzman@house.virginia.gov, DelGHabeeb@house.virginia.gov, delchayes@house.virginia.gov, DelCHead@house.virginia.gov, DelGHelsel@house.virginia.gov, DelSHeretick@house.virginia.gov, DelCHerring@house.virginia.gov, DelKHodges@house.virginia.gov, DelPHope@house.virginia.gov, DelTHugo@house.virginia.gov, DelCHurst@house.virginia.gov, DelRIngram@house.virginia.gov, Matthew James <DelMJames@house.virginia.gov>, DelJJones@house.virginia.gov, DelCJones@house.virginia.gov, DelMKeam@house.virginia.gov, DelTKilgore@house.virginia.gov, DelBKnight@house.virginia.gov, DelKKory@house.virginia.gov, DelPKrizek@house.virginia.gov, DelSLandes@house.virginia.gov, DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov, J A Leftwich <DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov>, DelMLevine@house.virginia.gov, DelJLindsey@house.virginia.gov, DelALopez@house.virginia.gov, DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov, DelJMcQuire@house.virginia.gov, DelDMcQuinn@house.virginia.gov, DelJMiyares@house.virginia.gov, DelJMorefield@house.virginia.gov, delmmullin@house.virginia.gov, DelKMurphy@house.virginia.gov, delioquinn@house.virginia.gov, DelBOrrock@house.virginia.gov, DelCPeace@house.virginia.gov, DelTPillion@house.virginia.gov, DelKPlum@house.virginia.gov, DelBPogge@house.virginia.gov, DelCPoindexter@house.virginia.gov, DelMPrice@house.virginia.gov, DelMRansone@house.virginia.gov, Delegate Sam Rasoul <DelSRasoul@house.virginia.gov>, DelDReid@house.virginia.gov, DelRRobinson@house.virginia.gov, DelDRodman@house.virginia.gov, DelDRoem@house.virginia.gov, DelNRush@house.virginia.gov, DelMSickles@house.virginia.gov, DelMSimon@house.virginia.gov, DelCStolle@house.virginia.gov, DelRSullivan@house.virginia.gov, DelRThomas@house.virginia.gov, DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov, DelDToscano@house.virginia.gov, DelCTurpin@house.virginia.gov, DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov, DelSVanValkenburg@house.virginia.gov, Delegate Jeion Ward <DelJWard@house.virginia.gov>, DelLWare@house.virginia.gov, DelVWatts@house.virginia.gov, DelMWebert@house.virginia.gov, DelTWilt@house.virginia.gov, DelTWright@house.virginia.gov, DelDYancey@house.virginia.gov

 

Senate

               http://lis.virginia.gov/171/mbr/MBR.HTM

Full Senate email addresses. Copy and paste directly into the “To” link of your email.

district05@senate.virginia.gov,district39@senate.virginia.gov,district13@senate.virginia.gov,district40@senate.virginia.gov,district38@senate.virginia.gov,district29@senate.virginia.gov,district14@senate.virginia.gov,district16@senate.virginia.gov,district25@senate.virginia.gov,district21@senate.virginia.gov,district22@senate.virginia.gov,district24@senate.virginia.gov,district32@senate.virginia.gov,district06@senate.virginia.gov,district02@senate.virginia.gov,district18@senate.virginia.gov,district11@senate.virginia.gov,district04@senate.virginia.gov,district09@senate.virginia.gov,district08@senate.virginia.gov,district01@senate.virginia.gov,district23@senate.virginia.gov,district03@senate.virginia.gov,district26@senate.virginia.gov,district36@senate.virginia.gov,district17@senate.virginia.gov,district15@senate.virginia.gov,district35@senate.virginia.gov,district19@senate.virginia.gov,district20@senate.virginia.gov,district12@senate.virginia.gov,district28@senate.virginia.gov,district07@senate.virginia.gov,district10@senate.virginia.gov,district33@senate.virginia.gov

Senate Education and Health Subcommittee 

http://lis.virginia.gov/cgi-bin/legp604.exe?181+sub+S04003

IT’S FAST AND EASY TO SEND ONE QUICK EMAIL TO ALL OF THE COMMITTEE MEMBERS!

You could call their Richmond office numbers when they are in session.  And spend 3-5 minutes letting them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them  ‘CO-SPONSOR Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59‘!  THAT’S IT!  EASY!

Sample for your Senator and Delegate: (add any personal information you’d like)

Phone call:  “Hello, this is XXXX, I live in Senator/Delegate XXXX district.  I am calling today because I support Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59.  Dyslexia is an important issue and impacts my family, this bill will help support both teachers and students with dyslexia in VA.  I would like to ask for your office to support this bill by cosponsoring it.  Thank you for your time and service.”

Letter/email: 
Dear Senator/Delegate XXXXX
I am reaching out today because I support Delegate Ben Cline’s HB1265, Senator Stephen Newman’s SB368, Senator Richard Black’s SB865 and Senator Stephen Newman’s SJ59.  Dyslexia is an important issue and impacts my family, this bill will help support both teachers and students with dyslexia in VA.  I would like to ask for your office to support this bill by cosponsoring it.  Thank you for your time and service.
Sincerely,
xxxxxxx
123 Any St
Anytown, VA 12345

 

If you’d like some dyslexia specific facts, check out these links out:

 

Dyslexia 2018 Legislative Flyer  https://drive.google.com/open?id=159YJC2oSjHd6ZHrCaBqUTCJpLcibpPmb

Talking Points https://decodingdyslexiava.wordpress.com/talking-points/

Advocacy Packet https://decodingdyslexiava.wordpress.com/ddva-advocacy-packets/

Legislative Flyer https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B14cR4dUJ6YmYUhjR2RJd19HdGM

Dyslexia Laws By State http://improvingliteracy.org/state-of-dyslexia

Find Your Legislator http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov

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