IPN HAILS PRESIDENT OBAMA’S ENDORESEMENT OF SAFE SCHOOL LAWS PROTECTING AMERICA’S STUDENTS
Des Moines, Iowa– April 20 – Iowa Pride Network is hailing President Obama’s endorsement of the Safe Schools Improvement Act (SSIA) and Student Non-Discrimination Act (SNDA). The two pieces of legislation are currently pending in Congress. Both acts are designed to address the bullying and discrimination thousands of American students face on a daily basis, including those that are lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender.
“President Obama’s support of these two life-saving bills is crucial. Our students deserve nothing less than schools that support and protect them so they can learn. We commend the Obama administration for its commitment to help end bullying and discrimination,” stated Ryan Roemerman, Executive Director of Iowa Pride Network.
Iowa Pride Network is a statewide nonprofit organization working to make schools and colleges safe for all students by empowering students to combat bullying, homophobia, tranphobia, and hate. The network has become a nationally recognized leader in student leadership development and safe school policies.