The Pennsylvania Safe Schools (PASS) Act is closer than ever to moving in the House of Representatives. Through the work of PSEC student leaders on the ground in Harrisburg, we now have an equally bipartisan coalition of 98 co-sponsors on the bill. That’s a historic number of 49 Republicans and 49 Democrats coming forward in support of all Pennsylvania students against school bullying. But we not there yet.
This morning we are launching a brand new online tool for you to easily contact your State Representative. On the PASS Act website, you can select your county and municipality from a drop down menu that will bring up a picture of your legislator which is linked to a contact form. Each State Representative has a letter already drafted depending on the legislator’s status as a co-sponsor or someone we are asking for support.
With your help, we can pass the 102nd co-sponsor mark and achieve our goal of securing half the House of Representatives as PASS Act supporters.
The Pennsylvania House of Representatives will reconvene in Harrisburg this afternoon. Please ask your friends and family to also contact their legislator by sharing a link to the PASS Act website with them. Let’s show our legislators all the support we can for this critical legislation.
Too many students have and will continue to suffer from our state’s vague and antiquated safe schools law. The time is now for the General Assembly to adopt the PASS Act.