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Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:03 PM

Got this today: Tomorrow is the first annual National GSA Day

Tomorrow is the first annual National GSA Day - will you celebrate with GSA Network and Senator Franken by calling your Senator?

GSA Network just sent our letter supporting the Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) to all United States Senators. Now, we're asking you to take two simple steps to join in the activism and excitement of National GSA Day!

1. Join a national call with Senator Al Franken of Minnesota: Senator Franken wants to talk to YOU tomorrow! After school on National GSA Day, Senator Franken will host a public call devoted to the work GSA activists can do to get this important bill passed. RSVP to emily_riff@franken.senate.gov by midnight tonight if you'd like to be a part of the call!

2. Call your Senator on National GSA Day and ask them to support the Student Non-Discrimination Act! You can reach your Senator by calling the Senate switchboard at 202.224.3121 and asking for your Senator. Not sure what to say? We've got a script for you!

Celebrate National GSA Day by advocating for essential protections for all students. Together, we can make it better!

In Solidarity,
Gay-Straight Alliance Network

About the Student Non-Discrimination Act:
The Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA) is a much-needed bill that will give students the federal right to be free from discrimination, harassment and bullying based on a student's actual or perceived sexual orientation or gender identity.

About National Gay-Straight Alliance Day:
Coordinated and sponsored nationally by Iowa Pride Network (IPN), National GSA Day will be held on January 25, 2012. GSA Day is a time to strengthen the bond between LGBT people and straight allies and in particular recognize and honor student organizations called Gay-Straight Alliances (also known as a GSA). These student led groups work to educate their peers to stop homophobia, transphobia and violence in schools and colleges throughout the country.

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www.gsanetwork.org

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Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:18 PM

1. You've got me.

Fortunately, we have a GSA at the HS in my small town.
I've spoken there about gay history once. I know students who attend the meetings.
It's a very important element in the mix of being in HS.

I'll try to call my Senator tomorrow.

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Response to trickyguy (Reply #1)

Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:27 PM

2. Cool.

I finally got an email back from GSA on a volunteer inquiry. It's probably not the right placement for me but who knows, there are two groups at high schools about a mile away in two directions, maybe somebody needs something I can do. The right place for me is probably a crisis hotline, like the Trevor Project but I read they won't be screening a new batch until February.

I bet there are LGBT Dream Act kids around here. I'd like to work right there.

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