Ask the Minnesota Twins to create an "It Gets Better" video
  • Petitioned Dave St. Peter

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President, Minnesota Twins
Dave St. Peter
Director of Baseball Communications, Minnesota Twins
Mike Herman
Manager of Publications and Media Services, Minnesota Twins
Molly Gattatin
Chief Executive Officer, Minnesota Twins
Jim Pohlad

Ask the Minnesota Twins to create an "It Gets Better" video

    1. Brian  LaTour
    2. Petition by

      Brian LaTour

      St Louis Park, MN

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June 2011

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The Minnesota Twins announced they will join the Giants, Cubs, Red Sox and Mariners by making an It Gets Better video. They plan to record the video June 27 when the team is at home according to local news reports. 

This announcement is particularly important because Minnesota's LGBT community is facing the threat of a constitutional amendment that would ban their right to marry. 

These attacks have a serious negative effect on the health and well-being of adult and teens alike. It will be extremely helpful during this period in history to have Minnesota's heroes take the stage to tell youth that life does get better.

The San Francisco Giants recently announced they would be the first MLB team to create a "It Gets Better" video to rally against bullying for all kids as well as those in the LGBT community. The It Gets Better Project started in 2010 after a number of LGBT suicides across the nation. Since then, thousands of ordinary people, celebrities, and politicians have made videos.  

Currently Minnesota law requires school districts to have harassment/violence policies related to conduct based on sex, religion, or race not against sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, disability. In 2009, the Minnesota Senate passed the Safe Schools for All Bill with a 46-8 vote, and the Minnesota House voted 95-39 in favor. Though Governor Pawlenty vetoed the bill after session ended, Senator Scott Dibble and Representative Jim Davnie have reintroduced the bill. Many legislators do not understand that the bullying in our schools is real and we need to give schools enough support to make a difference in the lives of students across the state.

Please join me and urge the Minnesota Twins organization and their players to join the It Gets Better Project and help give hope to kids across America.  

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    1. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      Thank you for everyone who helped take a stand!
      Twins are on board! Check it out!

    2. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      250!! Awesome! Let's keep it going gang!!

      SHARE SHARE SHARE! Let's keep this thing going!

    3. Reached 250 signatures
    4. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      Let's kick it up everyone! The Cubs and RedSox stated today they would also make a video! Let's get this ball rolling and get the Twins on board!

    5. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      GREAT JOB!! 200+ !! KEEP IT UP EVERYONE!!

    6. Brian  LaTour
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      40 more to go to get on the front page! Come on people, make sure you share the link!!

    7. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      50 more to go in order to get on the front page to really kick this campaign off! Make sure you share!!

    8. Brian  LaTour
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      100!!! AWESOME!! Keep spreading the word! 200 gets the front page of to help the cause!

      Thanks everyone!!

    9. Reached 100 signatures
    10. Brian  LaTour
      Petition Organizer

      THANK YOU EVERYONE for your support! Please pass the message along. Once we hit 200 we can be featured on the main page, That will for sure help the cause!!

      Thanks again!
      -Brian

    11. Reached 50 signatures

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