Dyslexia Day on the Hill and Rally 2019

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Join us for Decoding Dyslexia Minnesota’s 5th Annual Dyslexia Day on the Hill and Rally.  Each year, families, friends and professionals from around the state gather at the Capitol to raise awareness about dyslexia and support legislative change.   

What: Dyslexia Day on the Hill Rally 2019
When: February 28, 2019, 1-3 pm
Where: Rotunda, MN State Capitol Building

1:00-1:15 p.m. Participate in group dyslexia photo in the Rotunda.
1:15-2:15 p.m. Rally Begins! (DDMN Introduction, Ambassadors, legislators, rally chant)
2:15 Crowd adjourn to meet Legislators. 
2:30-3:00 p.m. Meet with your Legislator and drop off your poster (see below)

For Families - Meet with your legislators to discuss the dyslexia bills
We highly encourage you to schedule a meeting with your legislators prior to arriving. Your legislators told us, they want to hear from families in their district!  Find out who represents you here.  Expect to be given about 15 minutes to share your story.

Fill out a poster for your Legislator's door.  We want to line the hallways with "I am Dyslexia" signs.    Add your photo in the right side box.  Example of the poster below.

Print two I am Dyslexia signs -  one for your Senator and one for your Representative

Hey Kids -

Bring a poster with a slogan:

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Please show your support by bringing a Larger poster on poster board. Examples:#SayDyslexia;
Childhood Has No Rewind - Start Seeing Dyslexia;
Equitable Education for ALL; or
Dyslexia: Solutions for Struggling Readers 

For Families - Meet with your legislators to discuss the dyslexia bills.  Call now to make appointments before 12:00pm or at 2:30pm or later.

SF 116 / HF 1495 Dyslexia teacher professional development for 5-year recertification
SF 196 / HF 1494 Dyslexia teacher training requirement for teacher preparation programs
SF 651 / HF 1496 Dyslexia screening requirement
Here is a slide show of how the bills gain support and move through the legislature. Up to 35 Representatives can sign on to the bills -- if yours is supportive, then you can ask them if they will sign on to be an author.
WHEN
February 28, 2019 at 1pm - 3pm
WHERE
Rotunda, MN State Capitol Building

Will you come?