Nassau County celebrated Anti-Bullying Month on Thursday, Oct. 18th.
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Mineola, NY - October 19, 2018 - Nassau County Legislator Joshua A. Lafazan (Woodbury) joined Nassau County Executive Laura Curran, Nassau County Police Department Deputy Inspector Mark Vitelli, Long Island Coalition Against Bullying Founder and Executive Director Joe Salamone, Pride for YouthLGBT Youth Services Manager Aiden Kaplanand, and anti-bullying advocate Shayna Sakhai celebrated Nassau County’s Anti-Bullying Month on Thursday, Oct. 18th.
Residents, community leaders, advocates, parents, students and children gathered on the front steps of the Theodore Roosevelt Executive and Legislative Building to make Anti-Bullying Month official by lighting the building’s dome blue. This proclamation and dedication comes just a few months after Legislator Lafazan’s sponsored and secured ratification of legislation that establishedwww.NassauStopBullying.org, a county-operated bullying prevention resource website.
“Our single greatest hope is that this month will serve as a consistent reminder for all 1.3 million Nassau County residents to once again heed the precepts we aim to instill in children -to treat others the way you want to be treated,” said Legislator Lafazan. “To always try to put yourself in somebody else's shoes; and to remember that every citizen of this great nation, no matter what they look like, or where they come from, or what religion they practice, deserves our common decency and deference.”