Friday, April 29, 2011

Equality Texas Issues Action Alert: HB 1942 in House On Monday

Equality Texas has issued an action alert encouraging Texans to contact their State Representatives in support of HB 1942, which is scheduled for debate in the House on Monday. HB 1942 is the compromise anti-bullying bill drafted by the House Public Education Committee and incorporats elements of several other anti-bullying bills filed this session. It is the only House Bill designed to address bullying that has made it out of committee this session and is our best hope for any meaningful legislative action on the issue.

You can send an automatically generated e-mail to your Representative HERE.

The full text of the alert is below:


Vote is Monday, May 2nd on Anti-Bullying Bill HB 1942!

Fact: Time is running out on the Texas Legislature to pass meaningful legislation to address the loss of life associated with bullying, cyberbullying, and harassment. Barely over one month remains in the Session and lawmakers are focused on the budget and redistricting.

Fact: According to information compiled by the Texas School Safety Center at Texas State University - San Marcos, there have been four bullying-related suicides of Texas students since the 2009 Legislative Session when lawmakers also failed to pass meaningful legislation.

Hunter Layland Montana Lance Jon Carmichael Asher Brown

Hunter Layland, Cleburne, 9/09

Montana Lance, The Colony, 1/10 Jon Carmichael, Joshua, 3/10

Asher Brown, Houston, 9/10

Fact: House Bill 1942 by Rep. Diane Patrick has just been added to the House General State Calendar for a vote on Monday, May 2nd!

Fact: We need thousands of Texans to contact their State Representative now and urge passage of House Bill 1942 by Rep. Diane Patrick .

We simply cannot allow the clock to run out again without taking meaningful action to protect the lives of Texas children.

Please act now.

Click here to send an email to your State Representative.

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