Please ask Ways and Means for a Favorable Vote on HB 39 - Orange Ribbon Certification Bill.
Start School Later
Dear Start School Later Maryland Supporter,
 
Thanks to your emails and phone calls, HB39 (Orange Ribbon for Health School Hours) is still alive! The Senate EHEA Committee has stalled their vote but we’re still not out of the woods. Thee Senate is unlikely to approve this bill unless it is first passed by the House of Delegates, so it’s critical that we urge the House Ways and Means Committee members to schedule a vote as soon as possible.  

Here’s how you can help:
  • Please call or email each member (contact info below). If you are sending an email, use the subject line: Support for HB39 
  • Be sure to address your Delegate and his/her fellow members. 
  • Point out that this bill is supported by MedChi, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger, the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Maryland Sleep Society and Annapolis Pediatrics.
  • Feel free to add a brief personal reason why this is important to you.
Sample text: 

I am writing to ask that you encourage a committee vote as soon as possible on HB39 - Orange Ribbon for Healthy School Hours. This bill is a no-cost, voluntary way for the state to recognize school districts who actively address a serious public health, safety, and equity threat to our children.

Activism over the past 20 years has been unable to resolve an unwillingness to change. This bill will support superintendents and boards of education who are willing to take the steps necessary to make school-wide change.  This legislation is supported by MedChi, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Kennedy Krieger, Annapolis Pediatrics, the Maryland chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Maryland Sleep Society. 


House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee Emails
sheila.hixson.annapolis@house.state.md.us, 
frank.turner@house.state.md.us,
kathy.afzali@house.state.md.us, 
darryl.barnes@house.state.md.us,
jason.buckel@house.state.md.us, 
eric.ebersole@house.state.md.us,
diana.fennell@house.state.md.us, 
kevin.hornberger@house.state.md.us,
carolyn.howard@house.state.md.us, 
anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us,
bob.long@house.state.md.us, 
eric.luedtke@house.state.md.us,
ric.metzgar@house.state.md.us, 
edith.patterson@house.state.md.us,
andrew.platt@house.state.md.us, 
teresa.reilly@house.state.md.us,
haven.shoemaker@house.state.md.us, 
meagan.simonaire@house.state.md.us,
jimmy.tarlau@house.state.md.us, 
jay.walker@house.state.md.us,
alonzo.washington@house.state.md.us, 
mary.washington@house.state.md.us

House of Delegates Ways and Means Committee Members:
SHEILA E. HIXSON
Chair 
District 20, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3469, (301) 858-3469
e-mail: sheila.hixson.annapolis@house.state.md.us

FRANK S. TURNERVice-Chair 
District 13, Howard County
(410) 841-3246, (301) 858-3246
e-mail: frank.turner@house.state.md.us

KATHRYN L. AFZALI
Republican, District 4, Carroll & Frederick Counties
(4
10) 841-3288, (301) 858-3288
e-mail: kathy.afzali@house.state.md.us

DARRYL BARNES
Democrat, District 25, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3557, (301) 858-3557
e-mail: darryl.barnes@house.state.md.us

JASON C. BUCKEL
Republican, District 1B, Allegany County
(410) 841-3404, (301) 858-3404
e-mail: jason.buckel@house.state.md.us

ERIC D. EBERSOLE
Democrat, District 12, Baltimore County & Howard County
(410) 841-3328, (301) 858-3328
e-mail: eric.ebersole@house.state.md.us

DIANA M. FENNELL
Democrat, District 47A, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3478, (301) 858-3478
e-mail: diana.fennell@house.state.md.us

KEVIN B. HORNBERGER
Republican, District 35A, Cecil County
(410) 841-3284, (301) 858-3284
e-mail: kevin.hornberger@house.state.md.us

CAROLYN J. B. HOWARD
Democrat, District 24, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3919, (301) 858-3919
e-mail: carolyn.howard@house.state.md.us

ANNE R. KAISER
Democrat, District 14, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3036, (301) 858-3036
e-mail: anne.kaiser@house.state.md.us

ROBERT B. (BOB) LONG
Republican, District 6, Baltimore County
(410) 841-3458, (301) 858-3458
e-mail: bob.long@house.state.md.us

ERIC G. LUEDTKE
Democrat, District 14, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3110, (301) 858-3110
e-mail: eric.luedtke@house.state.md.us

RICHARD W. METZGAR
Republican, District 6, Baltimore County
(410) 841-3332, (301) 858-3332
e-mail: ric.metzgar@house.state.md.us

EDITH JERRY PATTERSON, Ed.D.
Democrat, District 28, Charles County
(410) 841-3247, (301) 858-3247
e-mail: edith.patterson@house.state.md.us

ANDREW PLATT
Democrat, District 17, Montgomery County
(410) 841-3037, (301) 858-3037
e-mail: andrew.platt@house.state.md.us

TERESA E. REILLY
Republican, District 35B, Cecil & Harford Counties
(410) 841-3278, (301) 858-3278
e-mail: teresa.reilly@house.state.md.us

HAVEN N. SHOEMAKER, JR.
Republican, District 5, Carroll County
(410) 841-3359, (301) 858-3359
e-mail: haven.shoemaker@house.state.md.us

MEAGAN C. SIMONAIRE
Republican, District 31B, Anne Arundel County
(410) 841-3206, (301) 858-3206
e-mail: meagan.simonaire@house.state.md.us

JAMES J. (JIMMY) TARLAU
Democrat, District 47A, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3326, (301) 858-3326
e-mail: jimmy.tarlau@house.state.md.us

JAY WALKER
Democrat, District 26, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3581, (301) 858-3581
e-mail: jay.walker@house.state.md.us

ALONZO T. WASHINGTON
Democrat, District 22, Prince George's County
(410) 841-3652, (301) 858-3652
e-mail: alonzo.washington@house.state.md.us

MARY L. WASHINGTON
Democrat, District 43, Baltimore City
(410) 841-3476, (301) 858-3476
e-mail: mary.washington@house.state.md.us

Thank you for taking the time to help!

Danielle Brooks
Legislative Coordinator,
Start School Later Maryland
 
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