80th Annual Meeting

WHEREAS, more than 13 million American kids a year are affected by bullying, with some driven to suicide; and

WHEREAS, teens in grades 6 through 10 are the most likely to be involved in activities related to bullying

WHEREAS, approximately 30% of students in the U.S. are involved in bullying on a regular basis, either as a victim, bully or both; and

WHEREAS, mayors are the civic leaders of the nationís cities and can be tremendously impactful to effect positive change in their communities; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that The U.S. Conference of Mayors fully supports anti-bullying activities such as The Bully Project and 1 Million Kids; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the nationís mayors will do all they can to call attention to the issue of bullying in schools, and work to develop city-wide programs to combat the problem of bullying to ensure that all students have access to a safe and secure educational environment.