Today is an historic day for Oklahomans. Today, local PFLAG chapters in that state are hosting a lobby day in Oklahoma City. 15 organizations, the Oklahoma PTA, and more than 150 students and parents are expected to share their stories with state representatives. The goal? Pass the School Bullying Prevention Act.
The bill, introduced in February, would require that all schools in Oklahoma adopt an anti-bullying policy.
With the leadership of Nancy McDonald (Tulsa) and Kay Holladay (Norman), PFLAG chapters in Oklahoma have been able to successfully work with school districts in their respective communities. This legislation will open the door for other PFLAG chapters to approach other school districts in the state.
Read local new coverage here:
News on 6/Oklahoma
And follow us on Twitter (@PFLAG) for updates from PFLAG National Associate Director of Policy, Rhodes Perry, who is in Oklahoma today for the historic event!