This Bill Will Help Save Lives In the Autism Community

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This Bill Will Help Save Lives In the Autism Community
You’ve seen the headlines. A child with autism goes missing. The story ends in heartbreaking tragedy. Usually the culprit is water.
 
Accidental drownings account for approximately 90% of wandering-related deaths in the autism community. Do first responders know to search water first? Most still do not. Yet, this one tip alone could save so many lives. Training is critical. Safeguards are essential. H.R. 4919 would help provide both.
 
H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte’s Law, would help provide much-needed police training and resources to not only prevent and respond to ASD wandering, but to also help police: 
  • identify the signs of autism
  • interact with those who have autism
  • provide critical safeguards that will help save lives
In short, we need this bill.
To pass it, we have to call today. If you see your state below, don’t wait. Please call your rep by 5PM ET today and say, “There is a critical bill in the House that will help families like mine. I’m asking you to please support H.R. 4919, Kevin and Avonte’s Law.”
 
Together, we can get this bill passed and help save lives. Thanks for your support.
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VIRGINIA:
Chairman Bob Goodlatte, VA-06 (202) 225-5431
Rep. Randy Forbes, VA-04 (202) 225-6365
TEXAS:
Rep. Lamar Smith, TX-21 (202) 225-4236
Rep. Ted Poe, TX-02 (202) 225-6565
Rep. Louie Gohmert, TX-01 (202) 225-3035
Rep. Blake Farenthold, TX-27 (202) 225-7742
Rep. John Ratcliffe, TX-04 (202) 225-6673
*Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee, TX-18 (202) 225-3816* Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!
CALIFORNIA:
Rep. Darrell Issa, CA-49 (202) 225-3906
Rep. Mimi Walters, CA-45 (202) 225-5611
*Rep. Zoe Lofgren, CA-19 (202) 225-3072 – Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
*Rep. Judy Chu, CA-27 (202) 225-5464 – Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
*Rep. Karen Bass, CA-37 (202) 225-7084 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
*Rep. Scott Peters, CA-52 (202) 225-0508 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
WISCONSIN:
*Rep. Jim Sensenbrenner, Jr., WI-05 – (202) 225-5101 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
OHIO:
Rep. Jim Jordan, OH-04 (202) 225-2676
*Rep. Steve Chabot, OH-01 (202) 225-2216 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
IOWA:
Rep. Steve King, IA-04 (202) 225-4426
ARIZONA:
*Rep. Trent Franks, AZ-08 (202) 225-4576 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
UTAH:
Rep. Jason Chaffetz, UT-03 (202) 225-7751
PENNSYLVANIA:
Rep. Tom Marino, PA-10 202-225-3731
SOUTH CAROLINA:
Rep. Trey Gowdy, SC-04 (202) 225-6030
IDAHO:
Rep. Raul Labrador, ID-01 (202) 225-6611
GEORGIA:
Rep. Doug Collins, GA-09 (202) 225-9893
Rep. Hank Johnson, GA-04 (202) 225-1605
FLORIDA:
Rep. Ron DeSantis, FL-06 (202) 225-2706
*Rep. Ted Deutch, FL-21 202-225-3001 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
COLORADO:
Rep. Ken Buck, CO-04 (202) 225-4676
MICHIGAN:
Rep. Dave Trott , MI-11 (202) 225-8171
Rep. Mike Bishop, MI-08 (202) 225-4872
*Ranking Member John Conyers, Jr., MI-13 (202) 225-5126 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
NEW YORK:
*Rep. Jerry Nadler, NY-10 (202) 225-5635 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
*Rep. Hakeem Jeffries, NY-08 (202) 225-5936 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
TENNESSEE:
*Rep. Steve Cohen, TN-09 (202) 225-3265 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
PUERTO RICO:
Rep. Pedro Pierluisi, PR-AL (202) 225-2615
ILLINOIS:
*Rep. Luis Gutierrez, IL-04 (202) 225-8203 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
LOUISIANA:
*Rep. Cedric Richmond, LA-02 (202) 225-6636 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
WASHINGTON:
*Rep. Suzan DelBene, WA-01 (202) 225-6311 Already a co-sponsor! Please call or tweet to thank!*
RHODE ISLAND:
Rep. David Cicilline, RI-01 202-225-4911

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