On Wednesday, May 4 2011, please contact your Senators and Representative and ask them to cosponsor the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act (S.613 AND H.R. 1208).
This bill will allow parents to recover expert witness fees when they prevail in due process hearings and court actions under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA).
How to contact Congress: It is best to call your Representative (House) and Senators (Senate). Calls are more personal and more attention is paid to a phone call. Even a 2 minute call makes a difference. However, if you prefer or need to send an email instead, that is also very helpful.
Call Congress. Call your Congressional Representative and Senators and ask them to Cosponsor S.613 and H.R. 1208, the IDEA Fairness Restoration Act. You can call them at 202-224-3121 (TTY 202-225-1904). If you do not know who they are, you can look them up at www.house.gov or www.senate.gov
Ask for the staff member who handles education or disability. Share with them the information below.
Send an email message to congress. You can email your Congressman through special forms available on House of Representatives Website, http://www.house.gov/writerep ,
and write your Senators through a Web Form available on the Senate website,
More information, talking points, additional resources at Important Action Alert on Copaa