H. CON. RES. 10
IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
January 25, 2013
Ms. Ros-Lehtinen (for herself, Mr. Kind, Ms. Speier, Mr. Sires, Mr. Moran, Ms. Norton, Mr. Sablan, Mr. Polis, Mr. Cicilline, Mr. Pocan, Ms. Sinema, Ms. Schakowsky, and Mr. Honda) submitted the following concurrent resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform
Supporting the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week in bringing attention to name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling and bullying in their communities.
Whereas No Name-Calling Week is an annual week of educational activities aimed at ending name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an on-going dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling and bullying in their communities;
Whereas 60 organizations, including the National School Boards Association, National Association of Elementary School Principals, National Association of Secondary School Principals, National Education Association, National Association of School Psychologists, Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, have come together as No Name-Calling Week partner organizations;
Whereas thousands of students have participated in No Name-Calling Week since its inception in 2004;
Whereas the Gay, Lesbian and Straight Education Network has conducted and released national studies analyzing the pervasive harassment and victimization faced by elementary students and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) secondary students;
Whereas 26 percent of elementary students reported hearing others say hurtful things based on another student’s race or ethnic background;
Whereas 30 percent of elementary students reported being bullied or called names at some point while in school;
Whereas over 70 percent of LGBT middle and high school students frequently hear homophobic remarks and over 80 percent of LGBT middle and high school students were verbally harassed in the past year because of their sexual orientation; and
Whereas 55 percent of LGBT middle and high school students experienced harassment via electronic means in the past year: Now, therefore, be it
supports the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week; and
encourages the people of the United States to observe No Name-Calling Week with appropriate ceremonies, programs, and activities.