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The Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus

On Thursday, June 28th I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in the House of Representatives to launch the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus.

On Thursday, June 28th I joined a bipartisan group of colleagues in the House of Representatives to launch the Congressional Anti-Bullying Caucus. Below is a copy of my remarks:

“I represent the northern suburbs of Chicago and meet regularly with my Education and Parent’s Advisory Boards. It is troubling, that time and time again students, educators, and parents share with me the bullying that is occurring each and every day. Whether it is cyber bullying, youth bullying, mocking someone because of a learning disability, or more- it is wrong and we must raise awareness and address this real problem.  First and foremost, we must surround our children with positive role models and safe activities. I am also a member of the Mentoring Caucus and I believe that when people volunteer and spend time with our students, we are sending them a positive message.  As an Eagle Scout and Scoutmaster, I would encourage parents, neighbors, family members, teachers, peers, and more to get involved and demonstrate that bullying is wrong.  Let’s continue to work together to raise awareness and make sure we reserve this disturbing trend in our schools today.

“We know that bullying impacts our children’s performance and success inside and outside of the classroom – not to mention the impact bullying has on our student’s actually attending school. No child should ever have to fear going to school.  By elevating the discussion in Congress, this Caucus will take the anti-ullying conservation to the next level. I thank my colleagues for bringing this Caucus together and look forward to working with all my colleagues in the House to address this serious issue.“

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Ellie July 18, 2012 at 12:49 AM
McCloud, you have it right. What are you "taking to the next level," Congressman Dold? (More Hate Speech laws?) This problem is NOT your province in Washington, DC. Deal with it only as a parent in you community. Bullying should be handled by local school boards, parents, and classroom teachers. By the way, where in the United States Constitution does it even mention "EDUCATION"? Nowhere! This is another power that belongs to the states and to the people (10th Amendment).
Lennie Jarratt July 18, 2012 at 03:28 PM
There are many bullies in the public education system and a few of them are actually students.
Guido McGinty July 20, 2012 at 02:49 PM
Why is this an issue for the Central State?
John July 22, 2012 at 12:32 PM
Marilyn, Good point. An example of this 'tolerence' is the LGBT agenda that has, through bullying forced themselves into our schools and government and now into the public sector.
dold's supporter July 29, 2012 at 06:07 PM
Congressman Dold please...make sure Democrats don't find out about you not paying your employees at Rose Pest any overtime, ok? Those employees are your serfs and should be happy they are being paid at all but now, all of a sudden they want overtime? Ha! Tough luck. They are agents for Democrats who want to make yu look bad but everyone knows those overtime money belong to you, CEO and President of Rose Pest. They try to bully you into paying overtime...don't give up Congressman Dold, we are with you, wait for a judge to tell you to pay...they have no $ for lawyers to sue you so don't worry, don't pay, don't talk about it and let them all eat cake!

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