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Congressional Hearing!!!

Dear Ask America Supporters,


As of this morning, Richard Simmons will be boarding a jet plane, on his way back to Washington D.C. where he will testify on behalf of every parent, teacher and child involved in our public school system, and YOU Ask America, you made it happen. How does it feel to be a part of HISTORY in the making? Go on, give yourself the pat on the back that you deserve!

While Richard wishes that he could pack each and every one of you in his suitcase, and take you along......

we all know that is simply impossible. If however, you would still like to share in this glorious moment that you are so very responsible for, may we cordially invite you to watch the proceedings LIVE on both C-SPAN and CNN. (House Education and Labor FULL Committee Hearing, Thursday, July 24, at 10:00 am EST/7:00 am PST....check local listings)

The following PRESS RELEASE gives a more detailed account of the HEARING and additional witnesses.

EDUCATION & LABOR COMMITTEE

Congressman George Miller, Chairman

Advisory for Thursday, July 24, 2008

Advisory: House Education Committee to Hold Hearing on Improving Physical Education in America's Schools

Former NFL Great Tim Brown, Richard Simmons among Witnesses to Testify

WASHINGTON, D.C. With the U.S. facing staggering rates of child obesity, the House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Thursday, July 24, to examine how to improve physical education in the nation's schools and strengthen efforts to fight childhood obesity.


WHO: U.S. Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI)

U.S. Rep. Zach Wamp (R-TN)

Richard Simmons, Fitness Expert and Advocate

Tim Brown, former Oakland Raider wide receiver and nine time Pro-Bowler

Dr. Russell Pate, Associate Vice President for Health Sciences and Professor, Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina.

Lori Rose Benson, Director of Fitness and Physical Education, New York City Department of Education

Robert M. Keiser, Student Advisor to Governor Charlie Crist, Council on Physical Fitness, Florida

WHEN: Thursday, July 24, 2008

10:00 A.M. EDT

WHERE: House Education and Labor Committee Hearing Room

2175 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington, D.C.

And, don't forget about the PRO PE RALLY immediately following. Richard will be "Dancin in the Streets" on CAPITOL HILL! Who would have ever thought it?!



Rally for PE in Schools
Thursday, July 24, 2008
12:00 noon
Cannon Terrace
Adjacent to Cannon House Office Building
Independence and New Jersey Avenues SE
Washington, DC

To CLOSE the RALLY, the FINALE:
-- Richard goes into another sweatin sequence 3 minutes (Dancin in the Streets)

All that comes to mind at this point is.....wow.

Please know how much Richard and all the millions of people he speaks for, thank you, and appreciate what you have done.
A long time ago, we asked you to simply "squawk", and my God,....... you did.
Job well done. Stay tuned for whatever comes next.
With much gratitude,
Ask America