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Vol 4 Issue 3
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A Jam Packed Month

March has been a month filled with legislative activity and events involving a few of our local chapters.  This is just a quick summary of the goings on with the Start School Later movement. We have an urgent request for Maryland and Maine residents and have appreciated all the emails that have already been sent to legislators in those two states.

It has been thrilling to see the momentum across the country and we appreciate all you do to support Start School Later.

With gratitude,

Maribel, Terra, and the Start School Later Team


Upcoming Events

We have two legislative hearings, workshops, and forums including members of our Executive Staff as speakers and a local chapter meeting for the Westborough, MA chapter, among other things. Full details are available on our Calendar of Events. Once there, you can even sign up to receive weekly updates.

If you know of events related to sleep and school start times that might be of interest to other Start School Later supporters around the country, contact us!


Urgent Legislative Activity

Both Maryland and Maine have state bills related to later school start times that have been introduced this year with hearings scheduled for early April. We need the support of local residents to send emails, make phone calls, and spread the word to others to do the same.  More specifics are available here - MaineMaryland  Check our website for more information about other state and national legislation currently in play.
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Speakers Needed!

With two hearings coming up this week, we urgently need people who would be willing to attend and provide a 2-minute testimony on why statewide legislation should be passed to help schools run at safe, healthy hours..  
For MD, please contact:
For ME, please contact:

Sleep 101

Core to our mission of educating communities about sleep health, Start School Later is embarking on an exciting new project, and we need your help. 
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Snooze or Lose

Find out more about how you can get a copy of Dr. Helene Emsellem's book "Snooze or Lose". Read more>

Our Store is Open!

You can now get updated Start School Later merchandise in our CafePress store - a great way to raise awareness while supporting the cause.  You can also order buttons for your next group event.

In the News

Start School Later chapters from coast to coast are ramping up efforts and getting noticed.  Our Maine, Massachusetts, and Connecticut have recently testified at board meetings, met with school officials, and received substantial local press coverage. New York and Tennessee chapters have made headlines as well as waves, and Washington state chapters are joining forces to share strategies..
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