Tell your legislator it's time to Shape Up!
Fit Kids Learn Better: Protect P.E. in K-12 Schools ...
Call Your Legislators TODAY!
Today, health advocates from across Illinois are in Springfield for Shape Up Illinois! -- an event to educate legislators about the importance of daily, quality physical education (P.E.) in schools.
Even though you might not be able to join our friends in Springfield, you can still help by calling your legislators today -- tell them "Fit Kids Learn Better!"
Contacting legislators is easy...
Step #1: Dial the Capital Switchboard in
Springfield at (217) 782-2000.
Step #2: Ask for your state representative/senator by name.
(Click here if you're not sure who your state
senator / state representative is.)
Primary Talking Point: To make this process as easy as possible, consider using the bullet point below as your primary talking point:
- Please tell my legislator to protect our children by protecting daily P.E. in K-12 schools.
Additional Talking Points:
- High-quality P.E. is as important as math, science, or any other core subject because it correlates directly to the health and well-being of students for the rest of their lives.
- Research suggests that physical activity has cognitive benefits, too, and can make students more receptive to learning. Fit kids DO learn better!
- We are proud that Illinois is one of the first states to require daily physical education for all students K-12. Since P.E. class is increasingly becoming many kids' only opportunity for daily physical activity, it is a particularly important class in the fight to reverse the childhood obesity epidemic.
When you're done with your phone call, please forward this message to your family and friends, by clicking the link below.
Exec. Dir, Illinois Alliance to Prevent Obesity
CEO, Illinois Public Health Institute
954 W Washington Blvd
Suite 405 / Mailbox 10
Chicago, IL 60607