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Congressman Sires Supports No-Name Calling Week

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Location: Washington, DC

In recognition of No Name-Calling Week, which took place from January 21-28, Congressman Sires became an original cosponsor of H.Con.Res 10, a resolution supporting the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week. The resolution was introduced with bipartisan support by Rep. Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL) to bring attention to name-calling and encourage our schools to launch a dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling and bullying in our communities.

"I'm eager to join my colleagues in Congress as well as over 50 participating organizations in support of this week-long event commemorating activities taking place in schools all across the country with the purpose of ending name-calling, bullying and harassment of all kinds. We must do everything necessary to ensure children across the country are able to learn in a safe and nurturing environment.

As a former teacher I have seen first-hand the detrimental affects bullying and name-calling can have on our young people. I am committed to providing a safe and supportive educational environment for all children. When children feel free from the trappings of ridicule, name-calling and bullying, it fosters a better learning environment and promotes development both in and out of the classroom. No Name-Calling Week provides our teachers and students with a week dedicated not only to address how words can hurt others, but to also celebrate the differences found in everyone."


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