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A Message From Steven Cozza, "I'm Asking You All To Support The DAY OF SILENCE: Support Gay Straight Alliance Clubs In Your Schools. They help save lives."


September 25, 2003

Dear Day of Silence 2003 Endorser,

We would like to thank you again for supporting the Day of Silence, a project of the Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN) in collaboration with the United States Student Association (USSA). Day of Silence 2003 was a huge success, with over 200,000 students participating in nearly 2,000 K-12 schools nationwide, and an estimated 1,500 students participating in approximately 300 colleges and universities, making it the largest student-led action on LGBT issues in history. Without your support and endorsement, we would not have been able to make such a strong impact!

We are already gearing up for Day of Silence 2004, and wanted to alert all of our past endorsers and partners to a date change for next year's day of action. In order to avoid as many K-12 schools' and colleges' spring breaks as possible, the Day of Silence 2004 will be held on WEDNESDAY, APRIL 21, 2004. Please take note of this change and alert your constituents.

In addition, we are currently working on relaunching the Day of Silence website (www.dayofsilence.org), so please let us know if you have any ideas or suggestions from young people with whom you work. We are also in the process of asking organizations to renew their endorsement of the Day of Silence, as well as outreaching to new organizations. You will be hearing from us shortly regarding this, but in the meantime, best of luck with all the work you do!

One last note -- please contact me (Myles Gideon -- mgideon@glsen.org or 212-727-0135 x114) with any information for other organizations you think would be interested in endorsing the Day of Silence.

Sincerely,
Myles Gideon
Endorser Contact for the Day of Silence


Myles Gideon
Local Chapter Development Specialist
GLSEN
121 W. 27th Street, Suite 804
New York, NY 10001
Ph: (212) 727-0135, ext. 114
Cell: (646) 279-2931
Fax: (212) 727-0254

mgideon@glsen.org
www.glsen.org

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