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    Atlantic Chapter Members:
    A few minutes ago Jeff Cohen from the Governmental Affairs office sent out information on the 911 SAVES Act, because of action from Telecommunicators all over the country, and right HERE a the Atlantic Chapter level, movement has been made. This is not a done deal, YET and more work on our part needs to be done. Please take a few minutes to read what Jeff has written and hit the revised Call to Action link so that WE can make the difference. Thank you for taking the time to read this post and take action. Maureen

    I'm writing with an important and exciting update. We've been seeing really significant progress with federal legislation to fix the reclassification of Public Safety Telecommunicators.
    As you know, we've been running a campaign to contact U.S. Representatives to support the bipartisan 9-1-1 SAVES Act that was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives. As a result, APCO members and their supporters have sent thousands of letters, and the number of cosponsors (including in a bipartisan manner) has grown from the original 8 to 24.

    We now have an identical, bipartisan bill in the U.S. Senate. Accordingly, we've adjusted our campaign so that letters can be sent to both Senators and Representatives.

    Having two identical, bipartisan bills in both houses of Congress is a major accomplishment! Now more than ever we need a swell of support.

    Here's our revised CALL TO ACTION link:
    It's very important to understand that even if you have taken action previously, you need to do so again.
    Please help spread the word! ANYONE can send a letter. You can use the following message:
    For several years, APCO has sought to correct the federal classification of 9-1-1 professionals by reclassifying them as Protective Service Occupations as opposed to administrative/clerical occupations. Now, momentum is building in Congress for a simple legislative fix. APCO is seeking the assistance of its members and others. We're asking you to
    TAKE ACTION - Ask your U.S. Senators and Representative to Support the 9-1-1 SAVES Act

    Thanks in advance!