By Lyn Pollard
For those of you who have been part of the #SayDyslexia movement – or for those of you who have been watching us go – the time has come for our first national rally. And we could not be more excited to take our awareness-building work to the next level. We truly hope you are planning to join us on Monday, July 11 2016 at our nation’s Capitol:
Monday, July 11, 2016 from 3:00 PM to 5:00 PM (EDT)
United States Capitol - East Capitol Street
Northeast Corner of Third Street and Constitution Ave NW, Washington, DC 20004
Here’s why it’s time to rally for dyslexia:
Webster’s defines "rally" as:
a: to muster for a common purpose
b: to recall to order
a: to arouse for action
b: to rouse from depression or weakness
1. to come together again to renew an effort
2. to join in a common cause
When we first began this grassroots dyslexia awareness work, one of our main goals was to come together for a common purpose – to raise awareness of how our nation’s schools were not meeting the needs of students with dyslexia. Now, years later, we can look back and be proud of our efforts to educate, communicate, collaborate and legislate for better dyslexia services in our nation’s schools!
Thousands of families and students are now part of the exciting and permeating effort to #SayDyslexia – and our rally next week is the natural next step in this ongoing effort.
We have come together, we have united for a common purpose, we have aroused to action and now, in an effort to extend and renew our common purpose to many more families and decision makers - we are ready to rally!
One of our main goals for the event? To bring together NEW voices in our united effort. We believe that gathering on the Capitol grounds this July 11 is the perfect way to unite professionals, parents, children, educators, experts, policymakers and others in a passionate push to do more with our voice as we #SayDyslexia
As we unite our field and gather in person for the first time for our cause, we hope that the world will see that it’s not about one voice, one organization or one person’s story – it’s about how we can ALL be louder and stronger when we #SayDyslexia together.
So, what are YOU doing on Monday, July 11? Come #SayDyslexia with us – and help raise awareness of what we can do to help students with dyslexia get the support they need at school – and beyond.