Activist Groups Urge Obama to Reject Boy Scout Honor
From Fox News:
Activist groups, including Scouting for All, urge President Obama not to accept the honorary Presidency of the Boy Scouts of America until they stop discriminating.
Scouting for All is a 100% Volunteer 501-(c)(3) Nonprofit Organization. Every dollar donated goes toward our education and advocacy programs, and is tax deductible.
Action Taken Against The BSA In Portland Public Schools
Help Restrict Boy Scout Discrimination in Portland Public Schools
On Wednesday, April 13, the Portland Public Schools (PPS) Board will hear public comments about a revised policy
which outlines protocols for the distribution of information at school by non-school groups.
The revised policy was created in response to recent formal complaints and legal action related to the recruitment
of students at school by the Boy Scouts. Because the Boy Scouts discriminate based on sexual orientation, parents
and community groups including the ACLU, Basic Rights Oregon, Oregon Safe Schools and Community Coalition, Love
Makes a Family, GLSEN and others have testified that the dissemination of literature and recruitment by the Boy
Scouts at schools is damaging to the children of LGBT parents and in violation of the school districts own discrimination
policies, which prohibit discrimination based on sexual orientation.
While the Portland Public Schools has made some changes, they haven't done enough.
Attend the school board meeting and tell them they still need to protect LGBT families, kids and teachers.
Demand that the revised policy include:
A provision requiring that ALL non-school literature be sent home in sealed envelopes, rather than being handed
directly to young children who are too young to determine whether the literature is school or teacher
A requirement that groups declare who is included and excluded from participation in the group or activity.
Can't attend? The school board will accept comments on the policy via email. Send a message now! Links below.
Douglas Morgan (Zone #1)
David Wynde (Zone #2)
Bobbie Regan (Zone #3)
Derry Jackson, Sr. (Zone #4)
Lolenzo Poe (Zone #5)
Julia Brim-Edwards (Zone #6)
Dilafruz Williams (Zone #7)
A Basic Rights Oregon Action Alert