Please end Daylight Saving Time (DST) and restore permanent Standard Time in our state. This is federally pre-approved by the Uniform Time Act. Enactment can be immediate or contingent on a pact with neighboring states.
Permanent Standard Time (Sleep Protection) is naturally defined by sun and longitude. It aligns clocks to circadian rhythms, preserves morning sunlight, and lets us sleep longer and better. Polls and history show it has the most lasting public support. Doctors, scientists, teachers, and community leaders throughout the US and world urge permanent Standard Time is best for health, mood, safety, education, economy, environment, and civil liberties.
Please oppose calls from special interests for permanent DST (Sunshine Protection). It’s federally forbidden. It’s repeatedly failed. It costs lives and money. Its chronic harm is worse than the acute harm of clock change. DST misaligns clocks from circadian rhythms, delays sunrise, forces early waking, and deprives sleep. It increases risks of viral infection, heart disease, stroke, diabetes, cancer, obesity, personality disorders, substance abuse, depression, accidents, and suicide. It reduces cognition, reaction time, stress management, immunity, longevity, school grades, productivity, and wages. It increases energy waste. It burdens religious communities.
Organizations that oppose DST and endorse permanent Standard Time include the American College of Chest Physicians, National Safety Council, American Academy of Sleep Medicine, National Sleep Foundation, National PTA, American College of Occupational & Environmental Medicine, American Academy of Dental Sleep Medicine, Start School Later, American Academy of Cardiovascular Sleep Medicine, World Sleep Society, and Society for Research on Biological Rhythms.
Waiting for Congress to end DST wastes time, money, and lives. Protect sleep and school/work start times. End DST and Save Standard Time in our state. Thank you.
▶ First sent on November 27, 2021 by Save Standard Time