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To: Congress

Stop the disproportionate punishment of Black girls in schools

Stop the disproportionate punishment of Black girls in schools

Black girls are suspended from school SIX TIMES more often than white girls. This disproportionate punishment of Black girls in U.S. schools is unfair and completely unacceptable. I urge you to pass Rep. Ayanna Pressley’s Ending PUSHOUT Act so ALL kids have the opportunity to learn in a safe and fair school environment.

Why is this important?

Black girls are suspended from school SIX TIMES more often than white girls. It’s deeply unfair. Now, Congresswoman Ayanna Pressley is fighting back with a new bill that seeks to end the disproportionate punishment of girls of color in schools.

Rep. Pressley’s Ending PUSHOUT Act would provide extra funding to schools that ban unfair and discriminatory school discipline practices, and create a task force to study the problem. It’s a huge step toward ensuring that our schools are safe and fair learning environments for ALL kids.

As Rep. Pressley said when she introduced the bill, “our schools should be spaces for learning and growth, but for far too many Black and brown girls, interactions with racist dress code policies and law enforcement in our schools define their experience.”

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Reasons for signing

  • It’s just not right that blacks are treated so unfair, we are people just like them
  • unfair in every type of way if kids roll their eyes it comes out 10x more agresive when the kid is colored
  • because I am human

Updates

2021-06-23 14:59:10 -0400

100 signatures reached

2021-06-23 12:56:07 -0400

50 signatures reached

2021-06-23 12:23:15 -0400

25 signatures reached

2021-06-23 12:13:33 -0400

10 signatures reached