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For Immediate Release

Action Alert: Help Protect IDEA!

We need your help to protect the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act)! Congress is debating how to respond to COVID-19, Senator Lamar Alexander, Chairman of the U.S. Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee is proposing to allow the Secretary of Education and states to waive any requirement under IDEA. This will jeopardize all children's rights to Child Find, a free appropriate public education (FAPE), Individualized Education Program (IEP), all procedural safeguards, re-evaluations, related services and accommodations and more during the COVID-19 national emergency.

It is crucial that we speak out on behalf of children with disabilities. Please call and email your Senators and Representatives now and ask them to oppose the Alexander IDEA waiver proposal!

Follow these steps to make your voice heard:

1. Call the number listed below each senator's name and ask them to oppose the Alexander IDEA waiver proposal!
2. Use our call script (below) to guide your conversation
3. Share this page on Facebook to spread the word

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