Subject: fyi: help needed
From: "Reis, Beth" <>
Date: 9/21/2011 5:31 PM

Dear Safe Schools Coalition Members and Friends:
(1) HELP NEEDED: SEAMEC seeks volunteers to help interview those running for office in King County (including school board candidates)
(2) HELP NEEDED: If your anti-bullying policy or procedure has been improved upon in the last 12 months, an Associated Press researcher wants to hear from you ASAP
(1) HELP NEEDED: SEAMEC seeks volunteers to help interview those running for office in King County (including school board candidates)
SEAMEC, the Seattle Metropolitan Election Committee ( for LGBT persons, is currently evaluating candidates running for public office in King County and is in immediate need of community members and supporters to serve on candidate interview panels.
We are  in the process of conducting in person candidate interviews over the next two and a half weeks (Sept. 19-22, and Sept. 26-29), plus possibly other times and dates based on candidate availability and need into the 1st week of October.
Interviews are held at the SEAMEC office at 1605 12th Ave, Room #21, at 12th Ave. E. Pine Street, in Seattle.  Interviews are scheduled for 7:00, 8:00, and 9:00 pm Monday through Thursday evenings. 
No experience or membership is required.  Just attend, you will be given a quick instruction in how the interviews function, then ask the candidates questions we provide (as well as any you may wish to ask).  Afterward you determine and advise SEAMEC what rating you believe is most appropriate for each candidates regarding their positions on LGBT issues, concerns, rights and interests. 
SEAMEC's evaluations are widely published and distributed since 1977. 
If you are interested in volunteering for this important community activity, please contact Jay at 206-222-8853 or email him at AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. 
(2) HELP NEEDED: If your anti-bullying policy or procedure has been improved upon in the last 12 months, an Associated Press researcher wants to hear from you ASAP
A researcher with The Associated Press, Julie Reed Bell, is assisting a reporter with a story he's doing on the anniversary of Tyler Clementi's suicide. He's hoping to get information about states and school districts that have  passed or implemented new or stronger anti-bullying codes or sexual orientation nondiscrimination language in their conduct codes since Sept. 22, 2010, besides New Jersey.
If you can help provide information on changes in law, policy or procedure in your district or your state/province, please contact Julie before September 28th.
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