Interfaith Alliance of Iowa disappointed in failed vote on bullying amendment to protect Iowa children

PRESS RELEASE
For Immediate Release
May 20, 2015
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Interfaith Alliance of Iowa disappointed in failed vote on bullying amendment to protect Iowa children

Des Moines, IA – Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of Interfaith Alliance of Iowa & Action Fund, released the following statement regarding the failed vote on Amendment H-1377 to SF510 (Standings Bill):

“The lack of understanding and vision by House leadership to strengthen protections for Iowa’s children is disappointing,” stated Connie Ryan Terrell, executive director of the statewide Interfaith Alliance of Iowa. “House Republicans by and large chose to vote no and to not improve the bullying law through an amendment that mirrors one of the Governor’s top priority bills.”

Ryan Terrell continued, “We applaud all House members who chose to stand with Iowa’s children and voted to be part of the solution to stop bullying. We encourage House leadership to reconsider their position as the bill moves forward so that our state’s bullying law can be strengthened to better protect Iowa’s children in school districts across our state.”