Monday, April 2, 2007

Legislatin' to the Oldies

Every once in a while the opportunity comes along for SeriouslyJazzed to make a meaningful contribution to society. Oh--this is one of them. Richard Simmons recently visited Washington, D.C. to meet with legislators and throw his support behind H.R. 1224, a motion that would make physical fitness programs a requirement for schools under the No Child Left Behind act. They can't make me like No Child Left Behind, but I could hate it less.

This is a good thing. I know Richard has always been doing good things but this is particularly sweet of him. And the best part is, we still live in a sort-of democratic republic, and we can help Richard realize the dream of nationwide PE for kids. I know maybe there were times when PE didn't agree with us, but there were other times when it really felt good to be outside. Plus, talk about flirting opportunities!

Please check out Richard Simmons' website (for a wealth of fulfillment--seriously) and print this easy form letter to send to your congressperson. I know it sounds like a small thing to do, but your calls and letters to representatives really do get counted and can dramatically influence decision-making. There are great people working for congressional reps who are trying hard to increase accountability. Especially in Dianne Feinstein's office.

Thanks for listening!


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