Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), the federal law that funds
education throughout the country, is up for reauthorization in October and our
Senate champions will have a chance to add anti-bullying provisions to the
bill. Adding the Student Non Discrimination Act (SNDA) to ESEA would prohibit
discrimination (including bullying) at the federal level on the basis of sexual
orientation and gender identity. SNDA also includes associational
language that would protect children with LGBT parents.
senator is a member of the Senate Committee on Health, Education,
Labor, and Pensions (HELP) and is in the best position to protect our children
by adding the Student Non Discrimination Act to ESEA reauthorization.
your Senator has not taken a stance on bullying, and needs to hear about it
directly from you.
A message from you will go a long way towards
convincing your Senator to support adding the Student Nondiscrimination Act as
an amendment to ESEA. Fill out the form here to send your message.
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Amend ESEA reauthorization in the HELP committee to include the Student Non Discrimination Act
Each year 42% of children with lesbian, gay, bisexual or transgender (LGBT) parents face bullying and harassment just because of who their parents are, or because they or their friends are or are perceived to be LGBT. The Student Non Discrimination Act would prevent discrimination (including bullying) against students on the basis of their sexual orientation and gender identity. SNDA also includes associational language that would protect children with LGBT parents.
When the Elementary and Secondary Education Act comes up for reauthorization in the Health, Education, Labor and Pensions committee in the next few weeks, you will have the opportunity to help protect my children and all children of LGBT parents and friends. Help protect our children by voting YES to adding SNDA as an amendment to ESEA reauthorization.
Please help ensure that our children are safe, respected and included in school by voting YES to adding the Student Non Discrimination Act to ESEA reauthorization.
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