Tue Jan 24, 2012, 06:03 PM
EFerrari (163,986 posts)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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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Response to EFerrari (Original post)
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:18 PM
trickyguy (477 posts)
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.
Response to trickyguy (Reply #1)
Wed Jan 25, 2012, 10:27 PM
EFerrari (163,986 posts)
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.