Call your congress representatives today!
From an email I just received:
In response to the tragic suicides by LGBT youth in recent weeks, Advocates for Youth is taking action by joining the Make It Better Project. Today, October 12th is the National Day of Action to call Congress in support of the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act.
GLSEN, the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, is proud to join the National Safe Schools Partnership in supporting the Safe Schools Improvement Act, a federal anti-bullying bill... The bill requires schools that receive Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act funding to implement a comprehensive anti-bullying policy that enumerates categories often targeted by bullies, including race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression and others. It also requires states to include bullying and harassment data in their state-wide needs assessments reporting.
Call now and ask your representatives to
- co-sponsor the Safe Schools Improvement Act and the Student Non-Discrimination Act (both bills — HR 2262/S 3739 and HR 4530/S 3390)!
- Students: Share your story with Congress and tell them how these bills will make life better for you.
- Adults: Tell Congress why this is important to you and how these bills will improve the lives of students.
- Call the Capitol switchboard at (202) 224-3121 and ask to be connected directly to your Members of Congress.