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Office of Civil Rights Discrimination Complaint Forms and Office of U.S. Department of Education

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Discrimination on the basis of race, gender, disability or age is aginst the law. You can file a complaint with the Office of Civil Rights

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If you are unhappy with your schools anti bullying policy or program, here are some steps you can take to make your concerns heard

Together We Can Demand Higher Grades for Anti Bullying Polices in Schools

According to Bully Police USA, Inc., a watch-dog organization, advocating for Bullied Children twenty-one states received less than A due to their anti- bullying policies in schools. In order to protect targets of bullying, there needs to be a definition of bullying and harassment, protection against reprisal, retaliation or false accusation, and school district protection against lawsuits upon compliance to policies.

You can help raise that grade to an A by contacting your state legislators District Office. http://beyondbullies.org/take-action-now/contact-your-senator-or-representative/

    List of States with Grades that do not have an A for anti-bullying

    Alabama currently has a B+ because they have an anti-bullying law in place but this law has several flaws that need to be addressed and fixed.  Contact your representative today. http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/house.html

    Arizona Arizona currently has a B- because they have an anti-bullying law in place but the law still has several flaws. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.azhouse.gov/

    California currently has a B because they have an anti-bullying law but it is still missing some key points. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.legislature.ca.gov/port-zipsearch.html

    Colorado currently has a B because they have no official anti-bullying law, just a policy. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.leg.state.co.us/

    Connecticut Connecticut currently has a B- because they have an anti-bullying law but it still needs improvement. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.cga.ct.gov/maps/townlist.asp

    Hawaii currently has a B because they are missing several provisions needed in an anti-bullying law. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. Email: reps@Capitol.hawaii.gov

    Indiana Indiana currently has a B+ because they have an anti-bullying law but it needs improvement. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.in.gov/legislative/legislators/

    Kansas currently has a B because they have an anti-bullying law but it is lacking some important aspects. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.kslegislature.org/li/

    Louisiana currently has a C because it has an anti-bullying law but the law only has the bare minimum requirements. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.legis.state.la.us/

    Michigan currently has an F because they have an anti-bullying law but it has not been passed yet. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. www.mistopbullying.com

    Minnesota Minnesota currently has a C- because they have an anti-bullying law and policies in place but they have not set an actual date for the policies to take affect and there is no accountability being held. Contact your representative today. http://www.leg.state.mn.us/leg/districtfinder.aspx

    Mississippi currently has a C because they have an anti-bullying law but this law needs to be updated to include all aspects of anti-bullying. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.mississippi.gov/

    Montana currently has an F because they tried to pass an anti-bullying law but it was shut down. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://leg.mt.gov/css/house/default.asp

    Nebraska currently has a B- because they have an anti-bullying law but it still needs improvement. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://nebraskalegislature.gov/

    Nevada currently has a B+ because they have Harassment and Intimidation act but no actual bullying law in place. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.leg.state.nv.us/

    New Mexico currently has a B+ because they have anti-bullying policies in place but no actual laws yet. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.nmlegis.gov/lcs/legislatorsearch.aspx

    New York currently has a B+ because they have an anti-bullying law but it is still missing some key components. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://assembly.state.ny.us/

    North Carolina currently has a B+ because they have an anti-bullying law but it needs to be improved. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.ncga.state.nc.us/GIS/Representation/Representation.html

    Pennsylvania currently has a B+ because they have an anti-bullying law but it needs improvement. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://www.legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/home/member_information/representatives_alpha.cfm

    South Dakota currently has an F because they do not have any type of anti-bullying law in place. Your voice matters. Contact your representative today. http://legis.state.sd.us/

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