Put a Stop to Bullying! Pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act.
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Put a Stop to Bullying! Pass the Student Non-Discrimination Act.

    1. Deb Equality Della Piana
    2. Petition by

      Deb Equality Della Piana

      Stoneham, MA

Bullying is not merely good-natured teasing. Bullying is abuse. Bullies are not having fun. They have but one intent: To harm another person. This petition is dedicated to Kenneth Weishuhn, a 14-year-old who was courageous enough to come out to his family and classmates, but not tough enough to absorb the weeks of bullying he suffered both in the halls of his school or on Facebook. On April 14, Kenneth committed suicide. He is not the first student to be bullied to death and, sorry to say, he will probably not be the last.

Bullying is at epidemic proportions in our nation's schools, and it's time to stop worrying about the First Amendment rights of bullies. Bullying will not stop unless it is addressed beyond the school system, and bullies will not stop unless they are held accountable for their actions.

I call on the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate to pass Senator Al Franken's Student Non-Discrimination Act.

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    • DANIEL GOCHENAUER EPHRATA, PA
      • about 2 years ago

      my nephew tried to commit suicide following a bullying incident

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    • Matthew Winkel AURORA, CO
      • about 2 years ago

      I was bullied a LITTLE bit for being a nerd or whatever, but I can only IMAGINE being bullied enough to want out of life ...

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    • Christian Knight BIRMINGHAM, UNITED KINGDOM
      • about 2 years ago

      Stop the pain...

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    • Linda Barrow PORTLAND, OR
      • about 2 years ago

      There is a bully in our school but he is an educator.

      http://www.change.org/petitions/positive-role-models-in-our-hs-coaches

      Please read and support my petition too. This educator is protected by the union and administrators. Thank you!

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    • Gary Maier PAULLINA, IA
      • about 2 years ago

      BULLYING FOR ANY REASON NEEDS TO STOP!!!! There needs to be serious consequences with teeth to them....not just a "slap on the hand, don't do it again" approach because that clearly does not work!!!!

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