Hold Legislators and Policymakers Accountable! Limit school backpack weight to no more than 10% of a child's bodyweight.

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Tania Warren
Oct 7, 2020
My child's backpack weights 27 pounds. He is 12 years old in 7th grade. He needs a locker. Or he needs only to carry his chromebook. This is ridiculous.

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Jason George
3 years ago
My daughter is 8 years old and her backpack weighs 10 lbs already with the books school makes her carry. That is uncalled for to make kids carry this much weight. I'm ecstatic someone is standing up for our kids health.
I personally have severe back problems and I wouldn't wish this pain on anyone. I am telling people all the time to be careful what you do and don't injure your back. I would do anything to get rid of this pain and misery and have thought about doing "anything" to rid my misery.

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Chelby Burton
3 years ago
I think this is a good cause. I graduated in 2012. Back when schools would do individual scoliosis screenings I was told I had scoliosis but they said I should grow out of it. Well I am now 24 and have scoliosis way worse than I did in elementary school. I now have chronic back pain, getting regularly facet steroid injections in my neck and lower back, regularly burning of my nerves in my lower back and also prescribed controlled pain medication and muscle relaxers. My mom used to say I’d come home from school with a backpack weighing more than I did having to hunch over to carry it. I have 2 kids and the spine deterioration and scoliosis made it incredibly painful to carry them full term, to give birth (back labor), and picking them up now and playing with them. My daughter is 6 and I can’t pick her up and my family won’t let me because they know it will hurt me a couple hours after. This has made it incredibly hard to live a normal life without pain.

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Chelby Burton
3 years ago
I think this is a good cause. I graduated in 2012. Back when schools would do individual scoliosis screenings I was told I had scoliosis but they said I should grow out of it. Well I am now 24 and have scoliosis way worse than I did in elementary school. I now have chronic back pain, getting regularly facet steroid injections in my neck and lower back, regularly burning of my nerves in my lower back and also prescribed controlled pain medication and muscle relaxers. My mom used to say I’d come home from school with a backpack weighing more than I did having to hunch over to carry it. I have 2 kids and the spine deterioration and scoliosis made it incredibly painful to carry them full term, to give birth (back labor), and picking them up now and playing with them. My daughter is 6 and I can’t pick her up and my family won’t let me because they know it will hurt me a couple hours after. This has made it incredibly hard to live a normal life without pain.

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Kelley Brill
3 years ago
Kelley Brill

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Ashley Schettler
3 years ago
I am because I feel so bad for them and I dont want to hold all those books

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Edward Alvarez
4 years ago
I’m a 5 foot 9” male who considers himself in good shape & I’ve have carried my 7 yr olds daughters backpack on a few occasions & have been pretty shocked about the weight .

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Lisa Brown
4 years ago
Lisa G.Brown

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Zoe Florez
4 years ago
I'm 116 pounds and my backpack is 24 pounds. That is not okay.

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Eddie Yacobellis
4 years ago
Its stupid, no lockers!!