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Pennsylvanians for Welcoming and Inclusive Schools

PA WInS seeks to unite non-profit and advocacy groups with concerned parents to support candidates who share their values.

While last fall’s elections defeated many far-right attacks on our schools, Pennsylvania has more Moms for Liberty chapters than any other state except Florida and New York,. That includes at least one M4L chapter in each of Pennsylvania’s 17 U.S. House districts, all of which are up for reelection in 2024, according to GLAAD, a non-profit LGBTQ advocacy group.

Building off successful campaigns to defeat Moms for Liberty candidates in the Central Bucks and Pennridge School Districts, Pennsylvanians for Welcoming and Inclusive Schools (PA WInS)  seeks to unite  non-profit and advocacy groups with  concerned parents to support candidates who share their values.

 

The coalition includes:

  • the American Civil Liberties Union of PA (ACLU-PA),

  • the National Association of Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) Bucks County, and

  • the Education Law Center.

 

 Among the resources  on its Web site:

  • Advice from the state and federal Departments of Education about creating inclusive schools and combatting LGBTQ harassment.

  • Fact sheets on the legal rights of LGBTQ+ and nonbinary students.

  • Forms for reporting suspected discrimination to the U.S. Department of Justice Civil Rights Division.

  • Promising practices for building antiracist and affirming schools.

  • Messaging guidance for presenting the case for open, supportive schools most effectively.

  • Contacts for the Education Law Center’s free helpline  for information, referrals, legal advice, and advocacy.

You can

  • join the coalition here,

  • report an incident to the coalition here or

  • ask the coalition for help here.   

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