The TRUTH about who supports SAFE & SUPPORTIVE SCHOOLS

Despite FALSE claims, safe and supportive schools are supported by a broad coalition of teachers, administrators, school districts and parents These organizations support safe and supportive schools because all students should be safe from bullying and harassment at school
The Advocates for Human Rights All God’s Children Metropolitan Community Church AMAZE American Assoc of University Women - Minnesota Amherst H. Wilder Foundation Anoka-Hennepin Education Minnesota Anoka-Hennepin GET ARC Greater Twin Cities The Arc of Minnesota The Autism Society of Minnesota Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities Bisexual Organizing Project (BOP) The Bridge for Youth Catholic Coalition for Church Reform Children’s Defense Fund Minnesota Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota Collective Action Training Community Celebration of Place Confederation of Somali Community Consortium for Citizens with Disabilities Cornerstone Advocacy Services Council on American-Islamic Relations-Minnesota chapter Courage Center CrossingBarriers DaFeet Bullying Dakota County Attorney’s Office Dignity/ Twin Cities Diversity Council - Rochester East Central Minnesota Men’s Circle Education Minnesota Epilepsy Foundation of Minnesota Equality of University of Minnesota, Morris Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, Together (EDIT) Family Equality CouncilWashington, DC Family Partnership Family Tree Clinic FathersFIRST! First Congregational United Church of Christ, Moorhead Full Circle: Center for Psychotherapy, Spiritual Direction and Bodywork, Duluth Gay and Lesbian Community Services of Southeastern Minnesota Gay and Lesbian Youth Services, Rochester Gender Justice Girl Scouts of Minnesota & Wisconsin River Valleys Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Duluth Golden Valley Human Rights Commission Governor’s Task Force Great River School Highland Park Senior High School GSA Gay Lesbian Straight Education Network (GLSEN) Inclusion Network - Alexandria Independent Lifestyles, Inc., St. Cloud Jake, Lydia, Ben and Melanie Ross of Forest Lake Jeremiah’s Hope for Kindness Jewish Community Action Jamie Nabozny Jimmi and the Band of Souls Join the Impact Twin Cities Justin’s Gift Lakes Area Youth Service Bureau Lakes Area Diversity Council, Brainerd Lakeside Church The Link Learn Dream Achieve Minnesota (LDA Minnesota)

These organizations support safe and supportive schools because all students should be safe from bullying and harassment at school
Life House Inc. Living Table United Church of Christ Metropolitan Center for Independent Living Mid-Minnesota Women’s Center, Brainerd Minneapolis Federation of Teachers Minnesota AIDS Project Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health Minnesota Association of Charter Schools Minnesota Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics Minnesota Chapter of the National Association for Multicultural Education Minnesota Coalition Against Sexual Assault Minnesota Coalition for Battered Women Minnesota Medical Association Minnesota Council of Child Caring Agencies Minnesota Gender Advocates Minnesota GLBTA Campus Alliance Minnesota Lavender Bar Association Minnesota National Organization for Women Minnesota Online High School Minnesota Psychological Association Minnesota PTA Minnesota School Counselors Association Minnesota School OUTreach Coalition Minnesota School Social Workers Association Minnesota State Council on Disabilities Minnesota Unitarian Universalist Social Justice Alliance Murray For All myHealth for Teens & Young Adults National Association of Social Workers, MN Chapter NAMI of Minnesota National Council of Jewish Women Minnesota Neighborhoods Organizing for Change Northern Star Council Boy Scouts of America Out For Equity St. Paul Public Schools Out4Good Minneapolis Public Schools OutFront Minnesota PACER Center Parents4Students Peacemaker Resources Peace United Church of Christ Penumbra Theatre PFLAG Marshall PFLAG, Red Wing PFLAG of St. Cloud/Central Minnesota PFLAG Twin Cities Pillsbury House and Theatre Rainbow Health Initiative Rainbow Rumpus River’s Edge Academy Save the Kids Reconciling Works: Lutherans for Full Participation (formerly Lutherans Concerned) SAVE (Suicide Awareness Voices of Education) Saint Paul Teachers Federation, Local 28 School Nurse Organization of Minnesota Search Institute Secular Coalition for Minnesota Service Employees International Union, Local 284 SOHR, Detroit Lakes Shades of Yellow Shir Tikvah So How are the Children Southwestern Center For Independent Living Spirit of the Lakes United Church of Christ St. Paul Federation of Teachers, Local 28 St. Stephen’s Human Services Standing Together Organizing and Promoting Peace (STOPP) Stonewall DFL Strauss Consulting Students Creating Change students together as allies for racial trust (s.t.a.r.t.) Temple Israel, Duluth The Shop, Brainerd Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Duluth United States Senator Al Franken’s Office Walk-In Counseling Center Welcoming Schools Human Rights Campaign Foundation Whole Woman’s Health (carrying on the work of Midwest Health Center for Women and the Sexual Health Empowerment Clinic) Will Steger Foundation Youth Legacy Foundation Youth Moving Forward

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