Global Kids Human Rights Activist Project at Bryant High School urges you to support H.R. 1346, the Student Privacy Protection Act of 2007.
Rep. Joseph Crowley (D-NY 7th)
74-09 37th Ave., Ste. 306B
Jackson Heights, NY 11372
Rep. Anthony D. Weiner (D-NY 9th)
80-02 Kew Gardens Rd., Ste. 5000
Kew Gardens, NY 11415
Rep. Edolphus Towns (D-NY 10th)
26 Court St., #1510
Brooklyn, NY 11242
Rep. Yvette Clarke (D-NY 11th)
123 Linden Boulevard, Fourth Floor
Brooklyn, NY 11226
Rep. Nydia M. Velazquez (D-NY 12th)
266 Broadway, Suite 201
Brooklyn, NY 11206
Rep. Charles B. Rangel (D-NY 15th)
163 W. 125th St., #737
New York, NY 10027
Rep. Eliot Engel (D-NY 17th)
3655 Johnson Ave.
Bronx, NY 10463
We represent a dedicated contingent of students, teachers, and advocates in New York City who are working with Global Kids Human Rights Activist Project (HRAP) around the issue of military recruitment and youth. This year HRAP at William Cullen Bryant High School has been focusing the campaign on military recruitment in high schools and the No Child Left Behind Act. We believe it is important to protect the privacy and rights of youth.
We are writing to express our serious concern about the military recruitment provision, section 9528, of the No Child Left Behind Act. Our schools are places for education, not recruitment. Forcing schools to turn over student information to recruiters or risk losing federal funds is a violation of the privacy of young people. The \'opt-out\' policy is unclear and carried out irregularly from district to district.
Congressman Mike Honda (CA) has introduced H.R. 1346, the Student Privacy Protection Act, which would require that students authorize their information to be shared with military recruiters before the school can turn over the information. Please support students\' rights to privacy and determining who their information is shared with and cosponsor this important piece of legislation today.
We look forward to hearing the actions you plan to take on this issue. Thank you.
An independent not-for-profit organization since 1993, Global Kids
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