Cities, towns, and counties proclaim support for Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week 2011

Beverly Hills, California

LaCrosse, Wisconsin

Norfolk, Virginia

Over two dozen U.S. cities, towns, and counties have issued or are issuing proclamations supporting Freedom from Workplace Bullies Week (October 16-22). The proclamations are the result of outreach by grassroots activists from Healthy Workplace Advocates groups across the country.

These localities are endorsing Freedom Week (list as of Oct. 17, evening):

California:  Beverly Hills, South Lake Tahoe, Torrance, Burbank, Carson, El Dorado County, City of Placerville, Palo Alto

Connecticut:  New London, East Haven, Newtown, Milford, Torrington

Ohio:  Steubenville

Texas:  El Paso, San Antonio, Corsicana, Longview, Killeen, Galveston, San Marcos, Sante Fe, Arlington

Virginia:  Newport News, Portsmouth, Norfolk

West Virginia:  Weirton, Morgantown

Wisconsin:  LaCrosse


Okay, so it’s only a couple of dozen and change. But 10 years ago, this kind of public recognition would’ve been unthinkable. And look at the localities: This is not a blue state or red state cause. Workplace bullying hurts everyone.


(Note: I’m sorry the proclamations are so hard to read. We’re working on that. They sure do look good, though!)

2 responses

  1. Is it still possible to get a Proclamation if I can’t get to my Mayor before Monday (after the fact?). I would be happy to try and get this done.

    • It likely will be too late to include in any publicity about Freedom Week, but hopefully you can do this next year!

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