Governor Shumlin to visit Outright Vermont Wed. May 23rd!
GOVERNOR SHUMLIN TO PRAISE
OUTRIGHT VERMONT WEDNESDAY
NEW STATE ANTI-HARASSMENT LEGISLATION STRENGTHENS PROTECTIONS FOR YOUTH IN SCHOOLS
WED. MAY 23RD 2:45PM-3:15PM
Burlington, VT – This Wednesday, May 23rd, from 2:45pm-3:15pm, Governor Peter Shumlin will visit the Outright Vermont queer youth space at 241 N. Winooski Ave., Burlington, VT to thank the youth, staff, board, and volunteers for their work to advocate for stronger anti-harassment legislation this year.
Bill H412, which allows individuals to sue schools for not stopping harassment, and H771, which requires schools to adopt harassment, hazing, and bullying prevention policies, both passed both the Vermont House and Senate by the end of the session in early May. Outright Vermont, along with the Vermont Human Rights’ Commission and the RU12? Community Center, advocated with lawmakers for weeks to ensure that the two bills would pass to strengthen the current anti-harassment laws that protect all Vermont youth in schools.
“Governor Shumlin has demonstrated his support of the queer community in many ways over the years, but it is his unwavering support for the safety and celebration of queer youth that really makes him stand out,” said Melissa Murray, Outright Vermont’s Executive Director. ”We are proud and excited to have him come to our queer youth space in Burlington on Wednesday!”
Members of the press invited to attend this brief event!