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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