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Resolution: Create an Anti-Bullying Task Force

WHEREAS, LULAC is our nation's oldest and largest Hispanic civil rights organization addressing education, employment and civil rights issues in the United States of America since 1929; and

WHEREAS, the term Bullying is a form of aggressive manifested by the use of force or coercion to affect others, particularly when the behavior is habitual and involves an imbalance of power.

WHEREAS, Studies suggest that social aggression or indirect bullying is characterized by attempting to socially isolate the victim. This isolation is achieved through a wide variety of techniques, including spreading gossip, refusing to socialize with the victim, bullying other people who wish to socialize with the victim, and criticizing the victim's manner of dress and other socially-significant markers (including the victim's race, religion, disability, sex, or sexual preference, etc.).

WHEREAS, LULAC councils 4215 and 4871 support training and education to prevent bullying in schools, workplace and throughout the organization.

WHEREAS, the National LULAC will establish an Anti-Bullying Task Force composed of Young Adult Members, LGBT focused councils, Youth Sponsors and other individuals that work with students and school districts.

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that LULAC creates an Anti-Bullying Task Force that works with Students and School Districts focusing on, but not limited to, bullying based on Race, Gender, Religion, Income and Sexual Orientation.

Approved this 30th day of June 2012.

Margaret Moran
LULAC National President