Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Dispatch from Jones St: Victory!!! School Violence Prevention Act Goes to Governor

Today the House passed Senate Bill 526: School Violence Prevention Act with a vote of 58 Yes and 57 No.

The passage of this bill was hard fought! Included in the controversial enumerations were children with disabilities, children with developmental disabilities, and children with sensory disabilities.  Advocates across the state joined in the fight to protect our children and your voices were heard!  

Today this strong bullying legislation passed the House and will be presented to the Governor for her signature. 

This victory would not have been possible without the help of parents, students with disabilities, young leaders with disabilities and the larger coalition that supported and worked tirelessly to make this happen!

Congratulations to you all!

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