UPDATE: Safe Schools for All Bill Introduced in MN House, Action Tool Launched

Last week we shared with you the introduction of
Minnesota’s “Safe Schools for All” Bill in the State Senate. Today,
we’re excited to announce that Minnesota State Representatives
Davnie, Hayden, Clark, Bly, Newton, Bigham, Morgan, Mariani,
Reinert, Greiling, Slawik, Kelliher have introduced the House
version of “Safe Schools for All”, H.F. No. 1198.

Developed by Rainbow Families, the Midwest Office of Family Equality
, and OutFront Minnesota, this important bill will
strengthen existing bullying and harassment laws with express
protection for children of LGBT parents and provide clearer
implementation and enforcement mechanisms. It has received the
endorsement of Education Minnesota, the state’s powerful teachers
union, as well as 20+ Minnesota community and professional

Right now, we need you to do the same three things we asked you to
do last week to make sure this bill gets passed this year.
Additionally, we’ve created a new online, action tool you can use to stay up-to-date,
share with friends, and more!

1.   CONTACT:  Call your representatives and
ask them to support the bill. Tell them, “I support H.F. 1198
because I believe schools should be safe for all students and
families.” You can enter your address to find out who your
legislators are and get their contact information here. (If the representatives listed above represent
you, please contact them to say thank you. It goes a long

2.   FORWARD: 
Tell your friends and family about this
bill. Call them up and/or send them a link to this post
(https://dev-fec.pantheonsite.io/blog/?p=953). Encourage them to
contact their legislators with the same message above.

3.   REPLY: 
Your stories of bullying, harassment and
discrimination in schools will help us pass this bill.
Legislators–your representatives–will want to see and hear how
enacting this bill will correct current and past wrongs. If you
have a relevant story–big or small–click
to share it with us. Your experience just might convince
the final legislator to vote for our families’ needs.

Read the bill as introduced this morning.
We’ll keep you updated and invite you to participate in the
passage of this crucial bill for our families and all families in
Minnesota. Please take action today to jumpstart our efforts, and
stay tuned for more.