Sunday, March 1, 2009

Help Make Minnesota's Schools Safer!

“The Safe Schools for All” (SF 971) was introduced by Minnesota State Senators Dibble, Wiger, Rummel and Saxhaug. Clear and strong implementation language will help reinforce the training and education necessary for a bill like this to take root in the school community.

Take some time right now and do three things to ensure safe schools for all young people in Minnesota!

Call your Senator Today! Call your legislators and ask them to support the bill. You can find out who your legislators are by clicking on this link. (If the senators listed above represent you, please contact them and thank them – it goes a long way!). Be sure to tell your senator:

"I support SF 971 because I believe schools should be safe for all students and families. Please vote yes on SF 971. This bill is an important step for Minnesota to provide a safe learning environment for our young people by prohibiting bullying and harassment."

Share Your Stories! If you have a relevant story about bullying, harassment and discrimination in schools – big or small – and let us know. These stories will help us pass this bill. Your legislators will want to see and hear how enacting this bill will correct current and past wrongs. Your experience just might convince the final legislator to vote for our families’ needs.

Forward our blog! Tell your friends and family about this bill. Call them up and/or email this blog write-up to them. Encourage them to contact their legislators with the same message above.

Crossposted via PFLAG National Blog.

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