"I was shocked to learn that the lead Republican on the House Education and Labor Committee, incumbent Representative John Kline, voted against The Safe Schools Improvement Act," said Madore. "This important legislation was designed to protect our children from harassment, humiliation, and torturous bullying."
The SSIA would call on schools and districts that receive federal funds to adopt anti-bullying policies and codes of conduct that specifically prohibit bullying or harassment on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation and perceived or actual gender identity. More than 120 organizations supported this legislation including ARC, PACER Center and the Autism Society.
“As anyone who has been through adolescence knows,” said Shelley Madore, “Harassment and bullying can take an incredible toll on a child’s education and daily mental and physical well-being. As a mother of two children with disabilities, this resonates even more.”
“How could any reasonable adult deny our children a safe school environment?
“My heart goes out to the families where bullying has taken the ultimate toll. As your next Congressperson, I will work hard to provide a world-class education and safe schools for every student.”
For more information about Shelley Madore and her 35 Cent Tour, please visit www.madoreforcongress.com
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Minnesota's Second Congressional District Democratic Candidate Shelley Madore is running against incumbent Republican Congressman John Kline