CHICAGO – State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin, D-Chicago, met with CPS students Thursday at the Spring Session of Future Founders about their app, “Stop the B”, which is aimed to help stop bullying.
“These students are an inspiration to all of us as they work to help better their school and community,” Conyears-Ervin said. “Bullying is a major problem at our schools that we can be doing more to help stop. I am proud of these girls for taking their skills and using them to combat this issue in our schools.”
Conyears-Ervin has also made bullying prevention a priority of hers in Springfield. At the end of March, Conyears-Ervin passed her bill House Bill 2950 from the house floor. The bill would require schools to inform students about resources are available to them to help deal with and report bullying.
“We must do everything we can to combat bullying in our schools and protect our children,” Conyears-Ervin said. “The work that these girls are doing is something everyone in our community should be proud of.”
State Rep. Melissa Conyears-Ervin is the state representative for Illinois’ 10th district. Her office can be reached at by phone at 773-417-1020 or by email at Rep@ConyearsErvin.com.