Allow Girls to Wear Suits to Prom

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Target: Sister Mary Anne Bednar

Goal: Apologize to girl kicked out of prom for wearing a suit and permit girls to wear suits to the prom in the future.

Aniya Wolf claims she was kicked out of her high school prom for wearing a suit rather than a formal dress. Aniya’s mother says that she believed the suit was well within the school’s dress code policy because her daughter was permitted to wear a shirt and pants to school for three years. She says that they received a last-minute notice that girls must wear a formal dress.

Although the school claims the notice about formal dresses was not last minute, Aniya believes the regulation for prom clothes is unfair. She identifies as a lesbian and is more comfortable wearing pants. By attempting to force her to wear a dress, she feels the school is infringing upon her right of self-expression.

Demand the school apologize for this unfortunate incident and update the prom dress code to ensure a similar incident does not happen in the future.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Sister Bednar,

A student at your school was recently denied admission to the prom because she was wearing a suit rather than a formal dress. Aniya Wolf says she’s worn pants and a shirt to school every day for three years and feels the suit was well within the school’s regular dress code. Her mother also feels the communication about prom wear was last minute, despite the school’s statements to the contrary. Aniya is a lesbian and believes the regulation about prom wear infringes upon her rights.

We demand the school apologize for this incident and update its prom dress code to avoid such incidents in the future.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

Photo Credit: PALOMA Aviles

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