Contact Your Senator or Representative

Become an Anti-Bullying Advocate 

Here's your chance to make a difference by contacting your state senator or assemblyman and telling why certain Bills, policies or systems at your school are just not working and what time of change you would like to see in your school.

Sample Letter for Students  

(Be sure to change the names, cities, states and Assemly Bills or State Bills.) 

To find the address and phone number of your local state senator and assemblyperson, go to the internet site: http://www.leginfo.ca.gov/yourleg.html and type in your zip code.

Addressing local senator or representative

The Honorable Ted Lieu

2512 Artesia Blvd.

Redondo Beach, CA

Dear Senator or (Representative) Lieu (LAST NAME):

                As a [freshman, sophomore, etc.] at [name of school] in [city, state], I am writing to you to ask for your support of national legislation that will delegate power in schools to aide with the protection of students from bullying and harassment on all levels, including Cyberbullying.  As you know, it has been since July 2011 that Governor Brown signed in law Bills AB 1156 and A B9.  Although both bills were considered huge steps in the right direct to support such protection, there are still many steps that need to be taken to protect both the victims of bullying and, yes, even give support to the bullies themselves.        

                Let me tell you my bullying story:

                [Story in your own words]

                As you reflect on my story, please be aware that October is National Bullying Prevention Month. With that in mind, the State of Florida passed the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act (SB 1728) which includes information on how to conduct an annual Cyberbullying Awareness Week in schools.  I would like my school to be able to conduct a Cyberbullying Awareness Week as well, but more programs and training are needed in schools to allow us to be able to do so.  

                 I ask you as an elected official to consider the Jeffrey Johnston Stand Up for All Students Act to see how it has helped the State of Florida in its fight against bullying (including Cyberbullying).  I would like to see our State of California follow suit.  Please help to make my school a safe and nurturing place for all students so that they can without fear and consequence of electronic messages.

                Thank you for your time and attention to this matter. Your help protecting students from the ongoing battles with bullying and the detrimental consequences it has on hundreds of thousands of students each year is most appreciated.

Sincerely,

enlightened

State Legislature – Search by zip code under your State's online Legislature Website 

  • Most senators have a Contact Us button, where you can submit your information. If you have any questions, call their district office and ask for assistance
  • Some will be located by zip code. Click on each Senator's name, which is linked to their Web site.
  • Most senators have a Contact Us button, where you can submit your information. If you have any questions, call their district office and ask for assistance
  • Under subject in their email form, select education or other if Bullying is not available.
  • E-mail friends and encourage them to write their state senators

 

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Tips for Writing an Email to you Senator

    • Start your letter or email with Dear Senator:
    • If you are writing an e-mail or snail mail, make sure to include your first, last name, e-mail and an address where they can write you back
    • Send your story or someone else's story every week
    • Be sure to tell them why you are writing, stick to one subject or issue and try to find examples of how you can support your position in the rest of the letter. For example, write about an unpleasant incident, or how complaints are handled or not handled at school