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Support Senator Cassidy’s #2 Amendment to Strengthen Literacy Programs for Students with Dyslexia, Learning Disabilities – TODAY!

Written April 15, 2015

Senator Cassidy continues to lead the effort for children with dyslexia and learning disabilities in today’s Senate Education Committee debate.  But he needs our help – now!

Please call, tweet, and send a Facebook message to your Senator ASAP!

Here are talking points for your call:

  • I urge Senator [name] to vote for Cassidy Title II Amendment #2 during today’s debate over the Every Child Achieves Act of 2015. I am a parent of a child with dyslexia/learning disabilities from [city,state].
  • This amendment would ensure that children with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities have the resources and supports they need to academically succeed.
  • Dyslexia is the most common learning disability affecting 80-90% of all children with a learning disability. There are over 2.5 million students with learning disabilities in our country.
  • The Cassidy Amendment would ensure that the new federal literacy program being proposed in this bill would take into account students with dyslexia/learning disabilities, the very students who struggle the most with reading and writing.
  • It’s time that Congress make a bold statement and ensure that children with dyslexia and other specific learning disabilities have the resources they need to succeed in school and life.
  • I urge Senator [name] to vote ‘yes’ on the Cassidy Title II #2 amendment. Will you contact me to let me know how Senator [name] voted?

Then, let us know what you hear! Email rnorman@ncld.org with any feedback from your Senators.

 

For advocates in the following states, it is especially important that your Senator hears from you! If your state is not on this list, look up their phone number here and ask your Senators to contact their colleagues on the Senate Education Committee.

Senator Handle Washington Phone Number
Lamar Alexander (R-TN) @SenAlexander (202) 224-4944
Michael Enzi (R-WY) @SenatorEnzi (202) 224-3424
Richard Burr (R-NC) @SenatorBurr  (202) 224-3154
Johnny Isakson (R-GA) @SenatorIsakson (202) 224-3643
Susan Collins (R-ME) @SenatorCollins (202) 224-2523
Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) @lisamurkowski 202-224-6665
Tim Scott (R-SC) @SenatorTimScott (202) 224-6121
Orrin G. Hatch (R-UT) @OrrinHatch (202) 224-5251
Pat Roberts (R-KS) @SenPatRoberts 202-224-4774
Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) @BillCassidy (202) 224-5824
Rand Paul (R-KY) @SenRandPaul 202-224-4343
Mark Kirk (R-IL) @SenatorKirk 202-224-2854
Patty Murray (D-WA) @PattyMurry (202) 224-2621
Barbara Mikulski (D-MD) @SenatorBarb (202) 224-4654
Barnie Sanders (I-VT) @SenSanders (202) 224-5141
Bob Casey (D-PA) @SenBobCasey (202) 224-6324
Al Franken (D-MN) @alfranken (202) 224-5641
Michael Bennet (CO) @SenBennetCO 202-224-5852
Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) @SenWhitehouse 202-224-2921
Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) @SenatorBaldwin (202) 224-5653
Christopher Murphy (D-CT) @ChrisMurphyCT  (202) 224-4041
Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) @SenWarren (202) 224-4543

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