Summary: Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s 2020 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 04/24/20.
STATUS: Introduced 04/24/20 by Rep. Engel, Eliot L. [D-NY-16].
INFORMATION RELATED TO THE BILL:
“Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, millions of students will not be in school this year. Yet, on Friday, April 24th, hundreds of thousands of students across the country and around the world will observe a day-long vow of silence to bring attention to the bullying, abuse, harassment, and discrimination aimed at their LGBTQ friends and classmates,” Engel said. “The Day of Silence remains deeply important for us to recognize and stand in solidarity with our LGBTQ youth. This year, one-in-four students will be physically harassed because of their gender expression. More than one-in-eight will be physically assaulted because of their sexual orientation, gender expression, or gender. Sixty percent of LGBTQ students feel unsafe in their own classrooms, and over one-third will have missed a day of school because of threats, harassment, or violence. We need to say enough is enough, yet it is clear the Trump Administration is doing nothing to help those in the LGBTQ community. I am always proud to author this resolution and will continue to stand with our LGBTQ students.” (Source: Rep. Engel, Press Release, 04/24/20)
Link to the text of the bill.
Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.
Link to bill information on GovTrack.