H. Con. Res. 34, Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s 2019 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.

Summary: Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s 2019 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools.  Cosponsors

ANGIE CRAIG’S POSITION:  Representative Craig cosponsored the bill on 4/12/19.

STATUS: Introduced 4/12/19 by Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16] . 

ORGANIZATIONS IN SUPPORT OF THE BILL:

  • GLSEN’s Day of Silence, on April 12th 2019, is a student-led national event where folks take a vow of silence to highlight the silencing and erasure of LGBTQ people at school. (Source: GLSEN)
  • Organizing a Day of Silence (DOS) activity or event can be a positive tool for change-both personally and community-wide. By taking a vow of silence, you’re making a powerful statement about the important issue of anti-LGBT bullying, and when you organize others to join you that message becomes stronger. Discover ways of organizing your event here. (Source: Safer Schools)
  • The Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network (GLSEN) sponsors the Day of Silence, held annually on a Friday in April. It’s a time when students across the country take a solemn stand against the bullying and harassment of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) youth. (Source: National Today)

ADDITIONAL DETAIL:

  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable. (Link to countable information is not available at this time.)