Nearly one week ago, Minnesota Governor (and rising GOP star/presidential hopeful) Tim Pawlenty vetoed the "Safe Schools for All" bill, a long overdue update to the state's anti-bullying and harassment laws governing schools. Anyone familiar with Pawlenty's politics might shrug and say, "So? What'd you expect?"
A lot, actually, especially after every major education organization in the state joined the bill's +40 member coalition (the MN Safe Schools for All Coalition), bipartisan majorities in both chambers of the Minnesota Legislature voted for it, and the Governor's Office had already requested (and received) compromises to the bill!
The Coalition is now calling on Minnesotans to sign a petition making clear their support of comprehensive safe schools policies, and also to contact the Governor directly expressing their outrage. Click here to learn more and see how you can get involved to support our youth! Join the Facebook group to help spread the word.