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  • DLewis0991@aol.com
    OUR CHILDREN LEFT BEHIND ** WHAT YOU CAN DO RIGHT NOW ** National Call-In Day – Thursday, June 3, 2004 Two bad bills conferenced together WILL NOT make a
    Message 1 of 1 , May 30, 2004

      National Call-In Day – Thursday, June 3, 2004

      Two bad bills conferenced together WILL NOT make a good IDEA!

       Stop the House-Senate Conference Committee

      OPPOSE the Conference Committee report!


      Last Spring the U.S. House of Representatives passed HR 1350,

      its version of a bill to amend and reauthorize IDEA.

        This bill was opposed by virtually every parent and advocacy organization in the nation because it greatly weakens the current IDEA law.

        Two weeks ago the U.S. Senate passed its version of the bill.

        The Senate bill is an improvement over the House bill in a number of respects,

      but also  significantly weakens the current IDEA law.


         The next step is for a Conference Committee

       consisting of representatives from the House and Senate

       to negotiate the differences between the two bills.

       Committee members usually adopt language

       from either the House or Senate bills,

       so it is almost certain that any bill coming from the Conference Committee

       will substantially weaken protections for

       children with disabilities and compromise their right

       to an high quality education.


      On Thursday, June 3, 2004, parents and advocates from across the nation will join together to make the Congress and the White House phones ring all day with a clear and consistent message:


      The House and the Senate Bills leave our children behind!

      OPPOSE the Conference committee!


      To find out who your Representatives and Senators are and to get their telephone numbers go to www.congress.gov or call the switchboard at1-800-839-5276.

      Call the White House at 202-456-1111. 


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