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Petitioning Vice president, Community Relations Sue Botos and 5 others

Join me in asking the San Diego Padres to make an "It Gets Better" video!

Every day, children and teens are bullied and made fun of. This is especially true for teens in Middle School and High School who are gay or lesbian, or who are perceived to be gay or lesbian. The bullying is sometimes so cruel and unrelenting that children commit suicide.  

As leaders of our community, and role models to thousands of children and teens, it would mean a great deal if the San Diego Padres took a stand on this issue, and created an "It Gets Better Video", which is bound to go viral.

Recently, a petition like this one was created to ask the San Francisco Giants to become involved. They became the first team in professional sports to produce an "It Gets Better" video taking a stand against anti-gay bullying. Several fans have made thank you youtube videos about their effort, and these have been viewed by thousands more. To view the video: 

This is a WIN-WIN-WIN proposition.  A WIN for our children.  A WIN for the Padres organization.  And, a WIN for a future free of bigotry and hatred.

Please, sign this petition to protect our children!  Thank you.

Debbie Allen

Padres Fan and Native San Diegan


This petition was delivered to:
  • Vice president, Community Relations
    Sue Botos
  • President & Chief Operating Officer
    Tom Garfinkel
  • Chairman
    John Moores
  • Director, Communications
    Warren Miller
  • Executive Vice President, General Manager
    Jed Hoyer
  • Senior Vice President, Brand Development
    Laura Broderick

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