You know better than most that the basic health and wellness of your students is vital to their learning successfully in school. The State Children's Health Insurance Program (SCHIP) bill, H.R. 976, was vetoed by President Bush last week. On Thursday, Oct. 18, the U.S. House will try to override his veto, requiring a 2/3s majority of the present members voting in favor of the override. Contact your legislators today and ask that they vote in favor of the veto override! Go to the Federal Legislative Action center at http://capwiz.com/naesp/issues/alert/?alertid=10418706&PROCESS=Take+Action and scroll down to e-mail your representative.

re: Veto Override Vote

Many principals contacted their U.S. Representatives about this important vote--thank you!

To see how your Representative voted on the veto override effort, please click here: http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll982.xml

Abbie Evans
Assistant Director, Government Relations
NAESP