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Diann Woodard’s Statement in Response to Senate Gun Safety Vote

Diann Woodard’s Statement in Response to Senate Gun Safety Vote

Yesterday, the U.S. Senate failed to pass common sense legislation to make our communities and schools safer, even though 90 percent of Americans supported this proposal. As the leaders of our nation’s schools, it is a sad day when the NRA and gun lobbyists win over the American people’s safety and profit is put before life. We have faced a […]

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Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

Educators Take a Stand Against Financing Guns

A group of California teachers is taking to heart the linkage of education and firearms inherent in the wake of the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., and is working to divest teacher funds of firearm holdings. Following a unanimous vote by its members during a public meeting, the California State Teachers Retirement System (Calstrs), one of the largest in the United […]

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AFSA Signs On To Letter Calling for Anti-Bullying Measures In New Gun Control Legislation

AFSA Signs On To Letter Calling for Anti-Bullying Measures In New Gun Control Legislation

On January 11 AFSA joined with over 40 organizations in signing and submitting a letter to the Vice President’s Commission on Gun Control, calling for a well-rounded discussion that includes bullying and harassment.

In a statement today announcing “common sense measures to reduce gun violence,” President Obama specified that “Other executive orders will include planks on education and mental health, providing federal resources for anti-bullying efforts and training for school counselors and first responders.”

From the president’s response, it is clear that our voices were heard. While this is a step forward, we must stay active and informed to ensure anti-bully and harassment measures are taken throughout the future of school safety and gun control legislation.

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