Trustee Election
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  • BINATIONAL SPOUSES
  • LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER WORKERS
  • LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER YOUTH
Winning Issue » LESBIAN GAY BISEXUAL & TRANSGENDER YOUTH


Most people experience challenges while growing up. It is the same with many LGBT youth, only more so. In School, most of these kids experience harassment, bullying and cyberbullying, hostile environments and a lack of support from teachers and school staff. A recent survey found nearly two thirds of LGBT students felt unsafe because of their gender expression and many have missed school for this reason. There are also higher levels of depression reported among students victimized for their sexual orientation or gender expression. One study showed that LGBT youth are four times more likely to attempt suicide that their peers, and nearly half of these youth have seriously considered taking their lives. Advocates say that these issues are far from resolved despite the national attention on bullying and suicide in recent years. They say LGBT children need supportive educators, enactment of comprehensive bullying and harassment policies, and safe spaces such as Gay-Straight Alliances integrated into our schools to solve some of the problems LGBT youths face while growing up.


Pending Legislation:
H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015




Options


  • I oppose reforming current LGBT youth policy and wish to defeat H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to the campaign committee of either Rep. Paul Ryan or Sen. Mitch McConnell
  • I support prohibiting public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates; considering harassment to be a form of discrimination; authorizing federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them; allowing an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail, and wish to pass H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue


Winning Option
  • I support prohibiting public school students from being excluded from participating in, or subject to discrimination under, any federally-assisted educational program on the basis of their actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity or that of their associates; considering harassment to be a form of discrimination; authorizing federal departments and agencies to enforce these prohibitions by cutting off the educational assistance of recipients found to be violating them; allowing an aggrieved individual to assert a violation of this Act in a judicial proceeding and recover reasonable attorney's fees should they prevail, and wish to pass H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015, and also wish to donate resources to either the campaign committees of Rep. John Kline (MN) and/or Rep. Jared Polis (CO), or to an advocate group currently working with this issue
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Trustee Candidates

If elected as a trustee, the campaign committee of Rep. John Kline (MN) will be unconditionally awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting him to favorably consider passing H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015. If more than $1,000 has been pledged, the campaign committee of sponsor Rep. Jared Polis (CO) will be unconditionally awarded 10% of these funds.

Legislation: H.R.846 - Student Non-Discrimination Act of 2015
Sponsor: Rep. Jared Polis, CO
Status: House Education and Workforce Committee
Chairman: Rep. John Kline, MN


If elected as a trustee, HRC will be awarded the funds pledged to this issue along with a letter requesting these funds be used to advocate for the rights, safety and protection of LGBT youths and students.

As the largest civil rights organization working to achieve equality for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) represents a force of more than 1.5 million members and supporters nationwide. Founded in 1980, HRC advocates on behalf of LGBT Americans, mobilizes grassroots actions in diverse communities, invests strategically to elect fair-minded individuals to office and educates the public about LGBT issues. It works with every branch of the federal government to ensure that LGBT issues receive the attention and respect they deserve. Whether it’s lobbying for the passage of pro-equality legislation, monitoring the records of judicial nominees on LGBT equality, or advocating for fair-minded regulatory changes, HRC works every day to secure full federal rights, protections and benefits for LGBT people. It states that as young people push to attain the goals of the queer community on their campuses, HRC is working to provide tools, facilitate connections with other LGBT student activists across the country and empower youth to fight for LGBT equality on campus and beyond.
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Trustee Election - Opening Date
February 27, 2020
Trustee Election - Closing Date
March 4, 2020