Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Safe Schools passes Education Committee

In a year that is going to to be almost nothing but suck-ass for students, of any age, it is nice to get some good news. K-12, community members, and college students from all over Oregon have been working on this for a long time. Now we need to make sure it passes the House vote.

From BRO:

After a hugely successful Day of Action on Friday, it's official: The House Education Committee has passed the Oregon Safe Schools Act! In a 9 to 1 vote, committee members approved the bill for a full vote from the House.

That means that in as little as a few days, the House of Representatives could vote on House Bill 2599. Now, more than ever, your legislator needs to hear from YOU!

Contact your Representative today!

Email your Representative TODAY and tell them to vote YES on House Bill 2599! Tell them that ALL youth deserve to grow up free from intimidation and harassment in school.

Even if you've previously sent a message. Even if you were one of the over 300 fair-minded Oregonians to stand up for Oregon youth at the Capitol on Friday. Your Representative needs to hear from you TODAY!

Click on the BRO link above to send a message to your reps in Salem.

And here is the rest of it.


Anonymous said...

YESSSSS! This is excellent news! Onward and upward!

Brian said...

I am ashamed that, as a gay Oregonian, I did not know more about this. I was lucky to have never experienced bullying in school as a result of my sexual orientation, but I would be remiss if I did not recognize its prevalence and pledge to do something about it.

It's easy to get caught up in the mainstream gay issues, I think, and forget about our children who are struggling. Thank you for continuing to raise awareness.