STEP UP TO PREVENT HITTING

A Resolution     January 1, 2002

I RESOLVE to continue to work to free children from the tyranny of physical punishment, however, wherever, or for whatever "justification" it is inflicted, and by whoever's hands, whether parents, school officials, or other bullies.

I do this because I believe this is the most important contribution I can make toward reducing and preventing violence, hatred, and crime in my community, and thus to increase the happiness of all.

Accordingly and by extension, I resolve, wherever (in public) I see a child being spanked, slapped, shaken or subject to any other physical or emotional violence, I will interrupt and interfere - on the spot - without regard for the consequences to myself.

My conviction is that no one deserves to be hit, that no one has a right to strike a child, and that children are not the property of parents, schoolmasters, or the State, but are younger citizens of this community. I consider it my civic and moral duty to prevent their being harmed.

-Norm Lee


Every adult citizen is invited to join the list of signatories to this resolution. Email Norm Lee at norm@bmi.net and to let me know you are similarly committed taking this non-violent action, and I'll add your name to the list at the right. Invite family members, friends and colleagues to join. Let's grow this list!


WHAT CAN AN OBSERVER DO TO STOP THE HITTING?
A strategy for intervention
By Norm Lee
CORRESPONDENCE

    SIGNATORIES

  1. Norm Lee, Thatcher, AZ
  2. Pat, WA
  3. Andre
  4. Madeline Gold, CA
  5. Dr. Bob Fathman, Dublin, OH
  6. Amy, Detroit, MI
  7. John, MN
  8. Patrick, Thailand
  9. Rob Matthews, London, UK
  10. Christine, London, UK
  11. Veronica, Buenos Aires, Argentina
  12. Debra Stang, KS
  13. Jordan Riak, Exec. Dir., Parents and Teachers Against Violence in Education, Alamo, CA
  14. Trudi, NH
  15. Amy, New Albany, MS
  16. Barbara, New York City
  17. Nadine Block, Director, Center for Effective Discipline; co-chair of EPOCH-USA
  18. Sara, Virginia Beach, VA
  19. Soline Weidema, Ouagadougou, Burkina Faso
  20. Fabiana, Brazil
  21. Ana Pires, London, UK
  22. Robert Scharf, Baldwin, N.Y.
  23. Mitch Hall, CA
  24. Barbara Vickers
  25. Beverly Red, VT
  26. Manuel Winocur, Cacerolazos, Nueva Argentina;
  27. Dawn S. Walls,Temecula, CA
  28. Morning Star, Maryland/Washington, DC/VA
  29. Esme Hall, Montpelier, VT
  30. Alexa Katz, New Orleans, LA/Tuscaloosa, AL
  31. Fran Morris, Oklahoma City, OK
  32. Dale Wares, Oklahoma City, OK
  33. Eva Carter, Austin, TX
  34. Uthra Venkatraman, Madras, India
  35. Justin Riak, Alamo, CA
  36. Suzanne Root, Vista, CA
  37. John Root, Vista, CA
  38. Alexandra Root, Vista, CA
  39. Thomas Root, Vista, CA
  40. James Root, Vista, CA
  41. Lex Williford, St. Louis, MOi
  42. Bruce Carmichael, Great Falls, MT
  43. Bill Wright, CA
  44. Joe Sommer, Columbus, OH
  45. Lesley Barrett, Vandenberg AF Base, CA
  46. Kathy Mill, Sydney, Australia
  47. Michele Marin, FL
  48. Kerry Wildermoth, Sydney, Australia
  49. Eric Perlin, New York
  50. Ruth Kenner, Beit shemesh, Israel
  51. Harold Smith, Bloomsburg, PA
  52. Robin Warnes, New Zealand
  53. Johnny McPhail, Oxford, MS
  54. Reeperette, Detroit, MI
  55. Heather Drummond, Kent, UK
  56. Madeleine Y. Gomez, Ph.D, Evanston, IL
  57. Javier A.Sanchez, Evanston, IL
  58. R. J. Godfrey, Fort Wayne, IN
  59. Vicki, Adelaide, Australia
  60. Carmen Kuys, Aliso Viejo, CA
  61. Laurie A. Couture, M.Ed, Exeter, NH
  62. Lim Kee Peng, Sungai Patani, Kedah, Malaysia
  63. Jim Talbot, Granada Hills CA
  64. Paul S. Weikert, Ph.D, Ferryburg, MI
  65. Beth A. Barrett, Salt Lake City
  66. Sieglinde W. Alexander; Nicolaus, CA
  67. Elisabeth Griesbeck..Munich, Germany
  68. Brian Vanderlip, Pefferlaw, Ontario, CAN
  69. Blake Hutchison, W Mansfield, OH
  70. Benjamin Clarke, Burlington, VT
  71. Steve Loya, Jr., Safford, AZ
  72. Jan Keeling, Nashville, TN
  73. Jessica, WI
  74. Randy Cox, MSW, ACSW, Little Rock, AR
  75. Matthew Root, CA
  76. David Root, CA
  77. Dr. Andrew Saul, NY
  78. Deborah, Robinsonville, MS
  79. Eric Heimstadt, cadc,..Humboldt, CA
  80. Kibby & Larry Thomas, Phoenix, AZ
  81. Barbara
  82. Patricia Dadkhah-Jazi, teacher, UT
  83. Mady Gomez
  84. Claudette Silas
  85. Nettie Hill
  86. Deborah Hill
  87. Susan Lawrence, Arlington, MA
  88. Kathy Noll, Reading, PA
  89. Joe O'Donnell, Buffalo, NY
  90. Stephen Lawrence, Arlington, MA
  91. Nikki Mason, Rochester, NY
  92. Dave Mason, Rochester, NY
  93. Eli Newberger, M.D., Brookline, MA
  94. John Breeding, Ph.D., Austin, TX
  95. Gabriela O. Monasterio, Michoacan, Mexico
  96. Stacy Link, Apple Valley, CA
  97. Debi Brause, Charlotte, NC
  98. Jennifer Reiffert, Middle Island, NY
  99. Diedre Wachbrit, CA
  100. Deborah Thomas-Vigliano, TX
  101. John Davis, M.D., Ashville, NC
  102. Deborak Mark, Dripping Springs, TX
  103. Michaela Schmitt Curtis, R.N., AL
  104. Gyorgy Kozma, Budapest, Hungary
  105. Adrian Subtirelu, Poliesti, Romania
  106. Isabelle Neal, Beaumont, TX
  107. Amy Heiple, Belews Creek, NC
  108. Rachel S., LMT, Seattle, WA
  109. Kolor Guillaume, Lide, Lomé-Togo
  110. Pierre D. Piake, Dapaong -Togo
  111. Godfrey Appiah-Kubi, Accra, Ghana
  112. Clare Christie, Perth, Australia
  113. Moses Adadimah, Ghana, W. Africa
  114. Yawo E. Douvon, Lome - Togo
  115. Amidu Ibrahim-Tanko, Tamale, Ghana
  116. Rodger A. Glokpor, Lide, Lomé-Togo
  117. Peace Sagoe, CARE, Accra-Ghana
  118. Ushanda Elima, CA
  119. Jan Hunt, Sunriver, OR
  120. Marye Wade, Western Australia
  121. Kathy Stokes, Brooklyn, NY
  122. Andrew Gaines, Sydney, Australia
  123. Michelle Steinberg, Phoenix, AZ
  124. McKenna Case, St. Louis, MO
  125. Christina Annamaria Curtis, Demopolis, AL
  126. Bradley Michael Curtis, Demopolis, AL
  127. Valarie Bowman, Shirley, NY
  128. Blake Graham, Perth, Western Australia
  129. Pamela Miller, Maryland
  130. Audrey King, Lodi, CA
  131. Marie L. Logan, Saint Cloud, MN
  132. Laurie Schoenberg, CA
  133. Al Crowell, M.S., CA
  134. M. Kay Keller, FL
  135. Paula Intravaia, CA
  136. Kelly Crosthwaite,,San Diego, CA.
  137. Glenn Lee, North Pole, Alaska
  138. Angel Lee, North Pole, Alaska
  139. Rudy Dalpra, Safford, AZ
  140. Gretchen Pase, Lake Arrowhead, CA
  141. Teresa L. Moser, Austin, TX
  142. Becky Hicks, Santa Barbara, CA
  143. Nancy Reynolds, Eugene, OR
  144. Rose Marie Bristol, Santa Barbara, CA
  145. Marti Glenn, Santa Barbara, CA
  146. Kent Peterson, Charlottesville, VA
  147. Bonnie Davis, Vancouver, CA
  148. Norma Juarez, Oxnard, CA
  149. Tara Blasco, Santa Barbara, CA
  150. Dawn Ehrhard-Wingard, Santa Fe, NM
  151. Susanne Shelledy, CA
  152. Donna Worden, Boulder Creek, CA
  153. Maya Kaya, Idaho Springs, CO
  154. Tanis Marble, Santa Barbara, CA
  155. Kiva Gaian, S'ta Barbara, CA
  156. Connie D. Allen, Mountain View, CA
  157. Nan Tolbert, Ojai, CA
  158. Marilyn Ryan, Ojai, CA
  159. Marsha Peralta, Carmichael, CA
  160. Cathleen M. Zeno, New York
  161. Colleen Graham, Ashland, OR
  162. Cecile Langelier, Santa Cruz, CA
  163. Nina Scott, Portland, OR
  164. Clare Puskarczyk, Oakland, CA
  165. Rifka Hirsch, Huntington Beach, CA
  166. Carl Peterson, Eugene, OR
  167. Kevin Burns, Eugene, OR
  168. Charlotte Peterson, Eugene, OR
  169. Karen Van Tassell, Eugene, OR
  170. Roza Baghdassarian, Tujunga, CA
  171. Coe Kitten, Earth
  172. Chris Clark, Cushing WI
  173. Marilyn Milos, RN, San Anselmo, CA
  174. NafshiYah E. A. Samuel
  175. Jennifer Alesy, RN, Woodland Hills, CA
  176. Sobonfu Somé, Sacramento, CA
  177. Lesley Dowlie, Woodlea, Corsock, Castle; Douglas, Scotland
  178. Cherionna Menzam, Santa Barbara, CA
  179. Debbie, California
  180. John DiBiase Jr., Waterbury, CT
  181. Stuart Briber, Hollister CA.
  182. Raymond Castellino, Santa Barbara, CA
  183. M. Kay Keller, Tallahassee, FL
  184. Yvonne Gaston
  185. Marie-Paul Baxiu, Los Angeles, CA
  186. Teffaha Riak, Alamo, CA
  187. Joyce Knott, Topeka KS
  188. Lila L. Harrington, Warrensburg, NY
  189. Kim Carpentier, Nederland, CO
  190. Van Lewis, St. Teresa, FL
  191. Connie D. Allen, M.A., Mt. View, CA
  192. Rose Collins, Hartsville, SC
  193. Lee Burker, Claremont, CA
  194. M. K. Keller, Tallahassee, FL
  195. Debbie Haskins, Denton, TX
  196. Kim Ludlow, Moorestown, NJ
  197. Kathy Roche, Raleigh, NC
  198. Elaine Childs Gowell, Seattle, WA
  199. Debra Kirtland, San Bernardino, CA
  200. Brian Logan, Thatcher, AZ
  201. Rev. Thomas Sagendorf, Hamilton, IN
  202. Daniel l. Safranek, Thatcher, AZ
  203. Jay & Janie Rasco, Safford, AZ
  204. Laila Jameson, Torrance, CA
  205. Cynthia Sharp, Vancouver, B.C., Canada
  206. Alan H. Baldwin, Burlington, Vermont
  207. Marie-Paul Baxiu, Los Angeles, CA
  208. Gregory Brown, Florida
  209. Sam Turton, Guelph, Ontario, CANADA
  210. Ernst & Agnes Oslender, Lake Country, British Columbia
  211. Alicia Gauthier, Saint Clair, MI
  212. Donelle Brierley, Yerington, NV
  213. Dianea Kohl, Ithaca, NY
  214. Lucy Grant, Austin, TX
  215. Bryan Post, Mountain View, OK
  216. Mary L Burke, Lisbon, IA
  217. Tryne Costa, New Bedford, MA
  218. Carol Wimmer, NC
  219. Elsa Aguirre, Mexico
  220. Judith Boroto, Safford, AZ
  221. Ben O'Meara, DeKalb, IL
  222. Meridith Little, Tucson, AZ
  223. Alex Koroknay-Palicz, Rockville, MD
  224. Jean E. Martin, N. Richland Hills, TX
  225. Jill Wong, Murrieta, CA
  226. Rebecca C., New Bedford, MA.
  227. Robin L. Bruscato, RN, MA, Chicago, IL
  228. Cynthia Barclay RN, Tesuque, NM
  229. Michelle Gomez, Chicago, IL
  230. Jackie Holcombe, Morrisville, NC
  231. Stephanie Vaughan, Houston, TX
  232. Wade K. Meyer, Columbus,OH
  233. Tiffany Brown, Ithaca, NY
  234. Louise Gordon, Cambridge, MA
  235. Dirkje Cahill, Holland
  236. Kelli Grissom, Olive Branch, Miss.
  237. Lorraine Ramos , Ohio
  238. Jake Terpstra, Grand Rapids, Michigan
  239. Dave Rainham, M.D, Waterloo, Ontario
  240. Patricia R. Robinson, Charlotte, NC
  241. Bruce Gomez, Evanston, Illinois
  242. Ashiagbor Christian Platini, Accra, Ghana
  243. Kim Ketellapper, Boulder, Colorado
  244. Edwin H. Peart, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
  245. Anne Zapf, Klondyke, Arizona
  246. Jean T Castagno, Old Saybrook, Connecticut
  247. Holly Urquizu, Fresno, California
  248. Viviane Oglevie, Newport Beach, California
  249. Steve Oglevie, Newport Beach, California
  250. Dr. Sylvia P. Richards, Jonesboro, Arkansas
  251. Rustam Alamsyah, Jakarta, Indonesia
  252. Lisa Ferguson, Palm Beach, Florida
  253. Brenda Hardt, Brenham, Texas
  254. Elaine Njerve-Zack, Amityville, Long Island, NY
  255. Pat Farenga, Medford, MA
  256. Belinda Tsirekas, Sydney, Australia
  257. David Tsirekas, Sydney, Australia
  258. Matthew McGee, Warrington, United Kingdom
  259. Sara Morgan, Union, NJ
  260. Jessica Bires, Union, New Jersey
  261. Peggy Dean, RN, Waxhaw, NC
  262. Leila Holm, Vasa, Finland
  263. Stuart Norman, Ramah, NM
  264. Annette Ansari, Franklin, TN
  265. Chet Christian, Church Hill, TN
  266. Kami A. Payne, Owensboro, KY
  267. Paula LeDoux-Christison, Vacaville, CA
  268. Kerrie Pullen, Melbourne, Australia
  269. Tonia Rich, North Carolina
  270. Derek Coley, Regina, Saskatchawan
  271. Mary Jean Clark, RN, Tucson, AZ
  272. Greg W., Indianapolis, IN
  273. Stacey Annand, San Diego, CA
  274. Amanda Yarn Hughes, Santa Cruz, CA
  275. Dianea Kohl, Ithica, NY
  276. Dagmara Wunderlich, CA
  277. John Brown, Toowoomba, Australia
  278. Cindy Parker, Fort Wayne, IN
  279. ...

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