HRC Blog

Where Does Your Member of Congress Stand on the SNDA?

Post submitted by Josh King, Former HRC Senior Public Policy Advocate

Every day, we hear stories of bullying, harassment and discrimination against students based on their sexual orientation and gender identity. While there is greater awareness of the seriousness of this problem and local, state, and federal officials are increasingly focused on it, more needs to be done. You can help.

Today is the Second National Call in Day in support of the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The SNDA would prohibit public schools from discriminating against any student on the basis of actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity. The SNDA is an important step in addressing the discrimination that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender students face every day in their schools and classrooms. To find out where your Member of Congress stands on the SNDA, you can go here then take a moment to contact your Senators and Representative and thank them for sponsoring the SNDA or urge them to join as a cosponsor.

Additionally, HRC is working with more than 70 national and state civil rights, faith and advocacy organizations asking President Obama to officially endorse the SNDA. The Coalition sent the letter to the President to encourage him to continue the leadership his administration has shown by endorsing the SNDA.

comments powered by Disqus