New Jersey, Is It Time For An Anti-Bullying Bill Of Rights?
All of New Jersey will be watching Trenton on Monday, November 15th, to see if the Senate Education Committee and the Assembly Education Committee will vote on the proposed bipartisan Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, on which Garden State Equality has worked for more than a year with experts from across the state and nation.
If passed the bill would give New Jersey the strongest, toughest anti-bullying bill in the United States. The bill has massive bipartisan support: 28 sponsors in the Senate, where 21 votes are needed for passage; and 46 sponsors in the Assembly, where 41 votes are needed for passage.
If you would like to show your support for the bill and stand with New Jersey’s bullied students. Join us Monday at 9:30 am at the State House for a lobbying day and anti-bullying rally. People are being asked to wear purple: A purple shirt, sweater or something else purple, as purple has become the color to remember bullied students who took their lives.
Meet 9:30 am in front of the State House Annex in Trenton, 125 West State Street in Trenton. There is a parking lot at the Trenton Marriott, 1 West Lafayette Street, walking distance to the State House. Other nearby parking lots are available as well.
Call our office today to hear more details.