Date: Thu, 21 Mar 2002 16:05:09 -0500
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Please Urge Your Representative to Cosponsor H. Con. Res. 346, the National Day of Silence Resolution

Click here to take action:http://glsen.policy.net

On March 12th, Congressman Eliot Engel, D-NY introduced H.Con.Res. 346, a resolution supporting the goals of the National Day of Silence. H.Con.Res. 346 encourages each state to adopt laws to prohibit discrimination against lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) students and school staff; encourages each school district in the US to adopt policies to prohibit discrimination against LGBT students and school staff, and urges the President to issue a proclamation calling on all Americans to observe the national Day of Silence.

Founded in 1997, the Day of Silence Project offers all students a unique opportunity to raise awareness of the pervasive discrimination, harassment and physical violence that lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students encounter in schools. By participating in the National Day of Silence on April 10th, all students, regardless of sexual orientation and gender identity, have an opportunity to support each other, educate their school communities, and begin to alleviate the hostile conditions experienced by far too many students. .

Join the more than forty local, state and national civil rights and community based organizations that endorse the Day of Silence Project. Please urge your Member of Congress to cosponsor H.Con.Res. 346, the resolution supporting the goals of the National Day of Silence.

Click here to take action:http://glsen.policy.net

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Last updated 3/21/2002 by Jean Richter, richter@eecs.Berkeley.EDU