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2020 virtual Raksha 5k run_walk
Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.
We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

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Distracted Driving News

Hands-free bill is a Lifesaver

April 12, 2019

March column in the Eden Prairie News: By Vijay B. Dixit, Chairman Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation According to preliminary estimate from the Office of Traffic Safety, the current count of traffic fatalities stands at 65 for 2019. At the same time last year, the corresponding number was 53 which was worse than the previous year. Review of data from 2017 to 2019 shows fatality count was 357 in 2017, 380 in 2018 and 2019 is disappointingly trending upward again.…

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Minnesota Families Advocate for Hands Free Bill

April 10, 2019

On March 27th, local community members spoke to Alicia Lewis from Kare 11 about how their families were affected by distracted driving. Losing loved ones to a distracted driver has led these families to advocate for distraction free driving. Watch the full video here.

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Imagine what they do in Maryland — but in Minnesota

April 7, 2019

The Frederick News-Post in Frederick, Maryland, wrote a story about local law enforcement participating in the National Distracted Driving Campaign during the month of April. Maryland is a state where drivers can be cited for using their cellphones while behind the wheel. We hope one year our officers of the law in Minnesota are able to crack down on distracted driving like they already do with Click It or Ticket and Toward Zero Deaths. The story notes: “The National Highway…

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It’s a Big Day in the Senate for the Hands-Free Bill

March 25, 2019
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‘Hands-free’ cellphone bill advances in Minnesota Senate. By Stephen Montemayor ·  StarTribune · The Minnesota Senate voted overwhelmingly Monday for a bill barring cellphone use while driving unless the phone is being used in a “hands-free” mode.Although the measure passed 56-10 with bipartisan support, lawmakers still have to work out differences with a similar bill that passed in the House last week.

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Pioneer Press describes how the House passed the hands-free bill

March 19, 2019
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Just a year ago, further restrictions on how a driver can use a cellphone seemed like a long shot at the Legislature. But when they returned to the Capitol in January lawmakers had a simple message for backers of requiring only hands-free use behind the wheel — your activism worked. State Rep. Frank Hornstein, DFL-Minneapolis, thanked those who lost family members and friends for sharing their heartbreaking stories with lawmakers.

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Apply for the 2020 Summer Paid Internship! *Please share with anyone you know that may be interested!*

Interested in working with a non-profit for a 6-week internship this summer? We're searching for driven students that have a passion for learning to join us for a
paid internship this summer.

We have 10 open positions in marketing, writing, video/visual advertising, and more! Click here to apply: https://shreyadixit.org/2020-internship/
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Registration is open for the 2020 Virtual 5K Raksha Walk/Run!

We've been holding the Raksha Walk for 12 years, and although we can't join together in person this year, we're not backing down from our promise to help our local community. That's why we're holding a virtual Raksha Walk/Run this year - we welcome anyone to join us no matter where you are in the world!

We will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by India Association of Minnesota.

Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register

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SAVE THE DATE: Shreya R. Dixit Memorial Foundation 13th Annual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020!

Raksha means protection, and in these trying times of COVID-19 we are not backing down from our promise. While we are still working hard to end distracted driving, we will be donating 100% of the proceeds from this year’s Raksha Walk to the COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund set up by the India Association of Minnesota.

We're committed to helping our community in any way we can.

Stay tuned. Registration is coming soon at www.shreyadixit.org
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Registration is open for the 2020 virtual Raksha Walk on August 1st, 2020. Register here: https://www.raceentry.com/races/raksha-walkrun-for-distraction-free-driving/2020/register?fbclid=IwAR2-iV3tNwenG2VHpuBYQO667dJxY2Scsa0JkJyljXM2I_R0NxBCzcqV40g

Apply for the 2020 paid summer internship today! We have 10 open positions in marketing, writing, video/visual advertising, and more! Click here to apply: https://shreyadixit.org/2020-internship/ #summerinternshipminnesota #minnesotainternship

'Just put the phones away' | Jefferson County High School senior's video project focuses on ... - https://goo.gl/alerts/HWPL4

Remember, stop distracted driving - https://goo.gl/alerts/m8U3H

We’re calling on all Minnesotans to get creative 🧵 Today we launched a statewide mask drive to help our congregate care facilities.

These don’t replace PPE, but they do help limit the spread of the virus. Thanks to our fire stations for partnering with us! #MinneSEWtaWeek

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