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Request a Governor’s Proclamation

Promote bullying prevention in your state! Contact your governor’s office and ask how to submit a request for a Governor’s Proclamation for National Bullying Prevention Awareness Week. Schools, students, parents, organizations, and others can submit requests. Then, all you have to do is fill in the sample text below with your state information and submit it. Easy as that! You can even send an image of your state’s signed proclamation to bullying411@PACER.org for posting.

Sample:

Governor's Proclamation Proclaiming October, as (Name of State) National Bullying Prevention Month

WHEREAS, bullying is physical, verbal, sexual, or emotional harm or intimidation intentionally directed at a person or group of people; and

WHEREAS, bullying occurs in neighborhoods, playgrounds, schools, and through technology, such as the Internet and cell phones; and

WHEREAS, various researchers have concluded that bullying is the most common form of violence, affecting millions of American children and adolescents annually; and

WHEREAS, thousands of (name of state) children and adolescents are affected by bullying annually; and

WHEREAS, targets of bullying are more likely to acquire physical, emotional, and learning problems and students who are repeatedly bullied often fear such activities as riding the bus, going to school, and attending community activities; and

WHEREAS, children who bully are at greater risk of engaging in more serious violent behaviors; and

WHEREAS, children who witness bullying often feel less secure, more fearful, and intimated.

NOW THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that Governor (name of Governor) proclaims October as (name of state) National Bullying Prevention Month; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that (name of state) schools, students, parents, recreation programs, religious institutions, and community organizations be encouraged to engage in a variety of awareness and prevention activities designed to make our communities safer for all children and adolescents.