Sending Office: Honorable Debbie Wasserman Schultz
We invite you to become an original cosponsor of a House Resolution calling on Congress, schools, and local educational agencies to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia and expressing support for the designation of October 2018
as National Dyslexia Awareness Month.
As you may know, dyslexia is the most common learning disability in the United States. It affects Americans from all walks of life at all ages, including Members of Congress, our families, and thousands of our constituents. As many as one in five Americans
struggle with dyslexia or another learning disorder.
We have all been touched by the issue of dyslexia, either as a parent, close family member, or friend of someone with the learning disability. We are acutely aware of the many obstacles dyslexic individuals face as they try to reach their full potential.
All too often, individuals with dyslexia are either misidentified or misunderstood.
From Nobel laureates like Albert Einstein and Carol Greider, to entrepreneurs like Richard Branson and Charles Schwab, individuals with dyslexia have much to offer when they are given opportunities to succeed.
As Members of the bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, we urge you to join us in cosponsoring this resolution so that we may raise further awareness of dyslexia and ensure that that dyslexic students are properly supported and able to reach their maximum
potential. Should you have any questions or wish to cosponsor, please contact
Emily.Mace@mail.house.gov in Rep. Westerman’s office,
Jacquelyn.Wang@mail.house.gov in Rep. Wasserman Schultz’s office, or
Gavin.Ross@mail.house.gov in Rep. Brownley’s office.
Bruce Westerman Debbie Wasserman Schultz Julia Brownley
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