Tell Congress: Protect students from bullying
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Tell Congress: Protect students from bullying

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      <span>CREDO Action</span>

All students deserve an educational environment free from fear.

But recently, Republicans in states like Michigan and Tennessee have introduced legislation that is nothing more than a thinly veiled attempt to legalize anti-gay bullying and give students the license to taunt and torment their peers. This “license to bully” legislation would give legal protection for bullies if their actions are based in their “religious, philosophical, or political views.” 

The proliferation of state legislation that legally protects bullies underscores the urgent need for a national non-discrimination act that shields students from bullying.  We can’t allow politicians who want to discriminate against gay students to continue to try to make schools a dangerous place - we need a national law that protects students from bullying.

Urge your representative to co-sponsor the Student Non-Discrimination Act to ban hate in schools.

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    • Gabriel Ramirez SAN JUAN, UNITED STATES
      • over 1 year ago

      As a married gay man (together for 9 years), as a teen multiple suicide attempt survivor, after attending 3 x-gay ministries & after thousands of dollars of reparative therapy, I feel passionately about how young LGBT people encounter bullying & violence in their home countries, work places & families. I believe anti-LGBT policies are discriminatory & cause great harm in the hearts of young people & send the wrong message that bullying & rejecting LGBT people is OK, robbing them of dignity, respect & as an equal.

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    • Trudy & Joseph Nowak DEARBORN HEIGHTS, MI
      • over 1 year ago

      I can't watch another child die because of this stupidity.. We all know how this works, thime to put an end to it..

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    • Heather Foster SENECA, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      Children should feel that school is a safe, secure, nuturing environment. I'm a single mother & worry abt my son even at his christian preschool. School officials should always be an extention of a good parental figure, not an association with the bullies. Too often, the "good 'ole boy" system protects the adults that witness/receive the 1st complaints of bullying, which sends the message to our kids that they just have to deal with it on their own or risk school disiplinary action or bully retaliation. I'd love to see every school get security cameras WITH audio on classrooms, hallways, cafeterias, outside, parking areas, etc. I think the bathrooms should be monitored during class change & that the bathroom pass should have an alarm. In any case of accused bullying, in addition to a through investigation (with appropriate punishment TBD by the findings) I also think all parties involved should attend therapy sessions with a certified counselor at the school. Of course, the parents of all the kids should be involved from the beginning. Every complaint should be taken seriously & checked into asap. Our kids need to feel they are significant. Bullying tears them down, complaints being ignored tears them down until they believe they are useless & the world would be better off w/o them. It's a psychological torment that drives our kids to suicide, in which should be involuntary homocide. Congress needs to realize this isn't the same kind of bullying from 20 or 30 yrs ago. This is life or death. When kids are exposed to this in their own homes, child services gets involved & removes them. But it's okay in our schools? NO, Congress!!

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    • Heather Winkler SENECA, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      I was bullied in elementary school

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    • Jamie Patterson SENECA, SC
      • over 1 year ago

      I have two young boys in schools and worry about bullying every day that they go to school.

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