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TOP 3 WAYS TO SUPPORT THE DYSLEXIA BILLS 2019

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UPDATES ON THE BILLS

1/16/19: ACTION ALERT!!!! Call and/or email your legislator today to ask them to support Senator Black’s SB1718! Check out the easy steps below!  Looks like the bill has been referred to the Senate Committee on Health and Education but isn’t on the committee docket yet! We’ll send out an alert when we see it and need your help if you’re in Richmond and can attend the committee meetings!

RIGHT NOW WE NEED YOU TO CALL AND EMAIL YOUR LEGISLATOR AND THE SENATE COMMITTEE ON HEALTH AND EDUCATION TO ASK THEM TO SUPPORT SB1718!

Copy and paste these emails for the Senate Committee on Health and Education:

district22@senate.virginia.govdistrict19@senate.virginia.govdistrict11@senate.virginia.govdistrict12@senate.virginia.govdistrict06@senate.virginia.govdistrict14@senate.virginia.govdistrict34@senate.virginia.govdistrict40@senate.virginia.govdistrict13@senate.virginia.govdistrict39@senate.virginia.govdistrict02@senate.virginia.govdistrict32@senate.virginia.govdistrict18@senate.virginia.govdistrict35@senate.virginia.govdistrict23@senate.virginia.gov

 

 

JOIN US ON JANUARY 29th for our 6th Annual Dyslexia Day of Advocacy!

We’re coming together in Richmond on January 29th in support of dyslexia advocacy.

We’ll be meeting in Richmond (location to be determined) at 5:30pm on January 28th!

DDVA Dyslexia Advocacy Day Info 2019

 

#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. This link will track the movement of the bill and will identify when the next committee will review it.

House Education Docket

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. This link tracks the movement of the bill and will identify when the next committee will review it.

Senate Health and Education Docket

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 Senator Black’s SB1718‘.  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 Senator Black’s SB1718 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 (2019 link coming soon) and the Senate Members (2019 link coming soon) to let them know that dyslexia is important to your family and you would like them CO-SPONSOR Senator Black’s SB1718‘.

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 2019

House of Delegates 2019 

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, DelEBrewer@house.virginia.gov, DelDBulova@house.virginia.gov, DelKByron@house.virginia.gov, DelJCampbell@house.virginia.gov, DelRCampbell@house.virginia.gov, DelBCarr@house.virginia.gov, DelJCarrollFoy@house.virginia.gov, DelLCarter@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, DelWGooditis@house.virginia.gov, DelEGuzman@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, 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, DelJLeftwich@house.virginia.gov, DelMLevine@house.virginia.gov, DelJLindsey@house.virginia.gov, DelALopez@house.virginia.gov, DelDMarshall@house.virginia.gov, DelJMcGuire@house.virginia.gov, DelJMcNamara@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, 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, DelBThomas@house.virginia.gov, DelLTorian@house.virginia.gov, DelDToscano@house.virginia.gov, DelKTran@house.virginia.gov, DelCTurpin@house.virginia.gov, DelRTyler@house.virginia.gov, DelSVanValkenburg@house.virginia.gov, 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

           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 2019

district22@senate.virginia.govdistrict19@senate.virginia.govdistrict11@senate.virginia.govdistrict12@senate.virginia.govdistrict06@senate.virginia.govdistrict14@senate.virginia.govdistrict34@senate.virginia.govdistrict40@senate.virginia.govdistrict13@senate.virginia.govdistrict39@senate.virginia.govdistrict02@senate.virginia.govdistrict32@senate.virginia.govdistrict18@senate.virginia.govdistrict35@senate.virginia.govdistrict23@senate.virginia.gov

 

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 Senator Black’s SB1718.  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 ‘our dyslexia bills: ‘Senator Black’s SB1718‘.  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 ‘our dyslexia bills: Senator Black’s SB1718‘.  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 2019 Legislative Flyer https://drive.google.com/file/d/1zArkdzqKgabCXRpov-4LVPkJdf33R3RG/view

DDVA Bill Information and Talking Points https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Xzmx9UAdpu5S0NNf4Aa5HuMT3uRqWKP1/view?usp=sharing

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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