Rep. Mike Honda Leads Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus

honda_campaign_headshot.jpg

The Stop Bullying Foundation is proud to be one of 50 organizations which endorse Congressman Mike Honda’s efforts to work with communities to share anti-bullying resources, and push for legislative options to effectively address and prevent bullying.

With stronger consequences, an aggressive child or teen may decide not to be a bully. We hope that educators and parents will learn what do to, and the phrase “kids will be kids” will stop being used as an excuse for tolerating hurtful behavior. Rep. Honda is leading the way to make the many resources for victims of bullying available to students, schools, parents, and communities.

Congressman Honda says it best: (From the website of U.S. Rep. Mike Honda: http://honda.house.gov/cabc)

“As founder and chair, I am humbled and honored to launch the bipartisan Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus, a historic convening on Capitol Hill of dozens of members of Congress and partner organizations, as well as visionary film director Lee Hirsch and the Assistant Secretary of Education Russlynn Ali. The caucus will seek to engage and empower each constituency involved in the anti-bullying movement, including but not limited to youth, seniors, religious communities and LGBT-identifying individuals. The purpose is to focus the energy and effort of the movement to forge a path forward to stop bullying — both offline and online.” ~Congressman Mike Honda
“As a Japanese American born at the height of World War II, I was placed in an internment camp before I could walk or talk. For many years after the war, I endured confrontations and insults from my peers solely because of my appearance.” ~Congressman Mike Honda

 

 

Endorsements

We cannot work towards increased awareness, progress, and solutions without the expertise and leadership of our community organizations, national advocates, and professionals in the field. We are honored to have the endorsement of over 50 leading organizations, but always welcome additional support.

1. African American Ministers in Action
2. American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
3. American Association of People with
Disabilities (AAPD)
4. American Association of Retired Persons
(AARP)
5. American Association of University
Women (AAUW)
6. American Federation of Teachers, AFLCIO (AFT)
7. American Foundation for Suicide
Prevention (AFSP)
8. Anti-Defamation League
9. Asian American Justice Center (AAJC)
10. Asian American Justice League (AAJL)
11. California Foundation for Independent
Living Centers Change.org
12. Citizen Schools
13. Common Sense Media
14. Council on American Islamic Relations
(CAIR)
15. Facebook
16. Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
17. Family Online Safety Institute (FOSI)
18. Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN)
19. Harlem Children’s Zone
20. Human Rights Campaign (HRC)
21. Japanese American Citizens League (JACL)
22. Learning Disabilities Association of
America
23. Muslim Public Affairs Council (MPAC)
24. National Alliance to End Homelessness
25. National Asian American Pacific Islander Mental Health Association (NAAPIMHA)
26. National Association of Elementary School Principals (NAESP)
27. National Association for Pupil Transportation (NAPT)
28. National Association of School Nurses (NASN)
29. National Association of School Psychologists (NASP)
30. National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)
31. National Council of La Raza (NCLR)
32. National Down Syndrome Society (NDSS)
33. National Education Association (NEA)
34. National School Transportation Association (NSTA)
35. National Workplace Bullying Coalition
36. OCA National
37. Parents, Families and Friends of Lesbians and Gays (PFLAG) National
38. People For the American Way (PFAW)
39. Public Education Network
40. Sikh American Legal Defense and Education Fund (SALDEF)
41. South Asian Americans Leading Together (SAALT)
42. Stomp Out Bullying
43. Stop Bullying Foundation
44. Stopbullying.gov (executive initiative to stop bullying)
45. Team Up To Stop Bullying
46. The Bully Project
47. The Trevor Project
48. The K.A.R.M.A. Foundation
49. United Sikhs
50. WILL Interactive: Social Media Interactive tool

 

What You Can Do:

  1. Go to the webpage for the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus and read what is going on. http://honda.house.gov/cabc
  2. If your congressmember is on the Caucus list of the, contact the Congressmember’s office and offer to help.
  3. If not, write or email your Congressmember and ask him or her to join the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus.
  4. Work to bring an anti-bullying educational program into every school. There are many of them out there to choose from. Choose what fits you best – but choose something – to raise awareness, teach kindness, and help the kids who are going home crying and worse.
  5. By an upstander – not a bystander. If you see bullying happening, stop it. Speak up. Stand with the kid,  and the family of the kid, who has been targeted.
  6. Start a Stop Bullying Club in your school or community to address issues that come up and support a child or teen who is getting bullied. It will make a big difference in the life of a child or teen who is suffering.
  7. If you are too busy, give to the many organizations which are trying to make a difference.
  8. Help us bring our anti-bullying film “Charity” into schools. Written and directed by a teen who was bullied, it has the unique position of being a voice from a teen to other teens. CharityTheFilm.The Stop Bullying Foundation.  Together we can stop bullying.

 

Congressmembers:

The following Congressmembers are working with Rep. Mike Honda in the Congressional Anti-bullying Caucus:

Is your congressmember on the list?

  1. Rep. Mike Honda
  2. Rep. Madeleine Z. Bordallo
  3. Rep. Lois Capps
  4. Rep. Judy Chu
  5. Rep. David Cicilline
  6. Rep. Wm. Lacy Clay
  7. Rep. Steve Cohen
  8. Rep. Gerry Connolly
  9. Rep. John Conyers, Jr.
  10. Rep. Susan Davis
  11. Rep. John Delaney
  12. Rep. Donna F. Edwards
  13. Rep. Keith Ellison
  14. Rep. Eliot L. Engel
  15. Rep. John Garamendi
  16. Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva
  17. Rep. Luis V. Gutierrez
  18. Rep. Janice Hahn
  19. Rep. Richard Hanna (R)
  20. Rep. Alcee Hastings
  21. Rep. Brian Higgins
  22. Rep. Jim Himes
  23. Rep. Eleanor Holmes Norton
  24. Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee
  25. Rep. Bill Keating
  26. Rep. Joe Kennedy
  27. Rep. Ron Kind
  28. Rep. Ann Kirkpatrick
  29. Rep. Barbara Lee
  30. Rep. John Lewis
  31. Rep. Frank LoBiondo (R)
  32. Rep. Dave Loebsack
  33. Rep. Nita Lowey
  34. Rep. Stephen Lynch
  35. Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney
  36. Rep. Sean Maloney
  37. Rep. Doris Matsui
  38. Rep. Betty McCollum
  39. Rep. Jim McGovern
  40. Rep. Gregory Meeks
  41. Rep. Frank Pallone, Jr.
  42. Rep. Bill Pascrell
  43. Rep. Gary Peters
  44. Rep. Mark Pocan
  45. Rep. Jared Polis
  46. Rep. David Price
  47. Rep. Nick Rahall
  48. Rep. Ileanna Ros-Lehtinen (R)
  49. Rep. Lucille Roybal-Allard
  50. Rep. Gregorio Kilili Camacho Sablan
  51. Rep. Linda Sanchez
  52. Rep. Loretta Sanchez
  53. Rep. Brad Schneider
  54. Rep. Bobby Scott
  55. Rep. Jackie Speier
  56. Rep. Eric Swalwell
  57. Rep. Paul Tonko
  58. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz
  59. Rep. Maxine Waters
  60. Rep. Mel Watt
  61. Rep. Henry A. Waxman
  62. Rep. Frederica Wilson
  • FOLLOW US ON TWITTER!
  • HOTLINE NUMBERS
    Crisis Call Center
    (800) 273-8255

    School Violence Hotline
    (866) 748-7047

    Youth Advocacy Hotline
    (800) USA-KIDS; (800) 872-5437

    The Trevor Lifeline
    (866) 4-U-TREVOR; (866) 488-7386

    TheNational Suicide Prevention Hotline
    (800) 273-TALK; (800) 273-8255
  • CONTACT

    Name (required)

    Email (required)

    Comment (required)

    Verification Code

  • PAGES
    NoMoreBull