Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Tell Michele Bachmann: Denounce anti-gay bullying in your district.

A string of nine teen suicides has devastated Minnesota's Anoka-Hennepin School District -- the largest district in the state, which is represented by Congresswoman Michele Bachmann. Many of the suicides have been linked to students being bullied for their perceived homosexuality, which has prompted a federal investigation of the district's failure to address anti-gay harassment.

Unfortunately, Anoka-Hennepin enforces a dangerous "neutrality policy" -- a gag rule that handcuffs teachers from adequately addressing anti-gay bullying. As a congresswoman and a former Anoka-Hennepin student, Michele Bachmann is in an important position to speak out against this rule, and the tragic suicides that have lead public health officials to call the area a "suicide contagion."

Instead, Bachmann has remained totally silent on this issue. I just signed a petition to Michele Bachmann, telling her to denounce anti-gay bullying in her district. You should sign the petition, too. Click to take action if you care about our children.

To Michele Bachmann:
This has to stop! As an elected representative of the PEOPLE (not the politicians or the church) you must follow the will and direction set by the ones who elected you to your powerful position. Your lack of direction in being a leader directly impacts your race for the presidency and threatens the security and safety of many teens who are depending upon responsible leadership from parents and elected officials in all levels of their lives.

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