Senators Attempting To Skip “Falling Back” From Daylight Savings Time This Year
There are a couple of senators that have introduced a bill to continue Daylights Savings, and not "fall back" this year since people are already stressed because of the pandemic. Thoughts?
As a person who loves change, I've always loved that twice a year we changed our clocks. This year, Daylight Savings is scheduled to end Sunday, November 1st (just two days before the general election. Are you registered to vote yet? Learn how here!).
Standard Time (MST) typically runs from the first Sunday of November to the second Sunday of March.
Daylight Savings Time (MDT) typically runs the rest of the year so in all actuality, daylight savings time takes up significantly more time out of the year than standard time anyway.
For some years now, there has been chatter about making Daylight Savings Time the standard time and doing away with the change. A couple of senators from Florida have introduced a bill to cancel the time change just for this fall as people have more stressors than usual to deal with in addition to the shock to the system people tend to get with the time change. According to a press release from Marco Rubio's office,
“The bill would provide one year of stability for families who are already dealing with enough change with virtual learning, work from home, and other disruptions the COVID-19 pandemic has placed into our daily lives."
So what do you think about the time change? Should we cancel it for this year? Forever? Or do we keep changing our clocks twice a year?
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