Washington, DC – Congresswoman Julia Brownley (D-Westlake Village), Co-Chair of the bipartisan Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, today joined fellow Co-Chair Congressman Bruce Westerman (R-AR) and Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL), to introduce a resolution designating October as National Dyslexia Awareness Month to recognize the significant educational implications of dyslexia. Senator Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Chris Murphy (D-CT) introduced a companion bill in the Senate earlier this month.
“I started working in public service to help ensure that people with dyslexia, like my daughter, have the resources they need to thrive,” said Congresswoman Brownley. “By recognizing October as Dyslexia Awareness Month, we can raise awareness and focus more attention on how to best identify and address dyslexia, so that every student can have the tools they need to live up to their full potential. As the Co-Chair of the Congressional Dyslexia Caucus, I look forward to continuing to work with my colleagues to ensure dyslexia receives the attention it deserves.”
Original co-sponsors of the bill include Reps. Larry Buschon, M.D. (R-IN), Ted Deutch (D-FL), French Hill (R-AR), Derek Kilmer (D-WA), Sheila Jackson Lee (D-TX), Zoe Lofgren (D-CA), Jim McGovern (D-MA), Jerry McNerney (D-CA), Seth Moulton (D-MA), Rick Nolan (D-MN), Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC), Steven Palazzo (R-MS), Mark Takano (D-CA), and Kevin Yoder (R-KS).
The full text of the resolution is available here.