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Linda Sánchez Releases Video in Support of "It Gets Better Project"

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As a national leader in advancing anti-bullying legislation, Congresswoman Linda Sánchez (CA-39) today released a video in support of the "It Gets Better Project." The "It Gets Better Project," is an online campaign that seeks to prevent bullying and teen suicide and provide support to lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) youth.

"As a mother, my heart aches when I hear stories about young people being bullied so severely they turn to suicide," said Congresswoman Sánchez. "LGBT youth should always know that they've done nothing to deserve any threats and harassment they might be facing. No one deserves to be bullied. Bullying is destructive behavior that leaves victims with deep emotional scars. I look forward to the day when all schools are safe for everyone."

Background

Congresswoman Sánchez has been a leader and advocate of anti-bullying legislation in Congress. Last year, she re-introduced the "Safe Schools Improvement Act," which would require schools and school districts to ban bullying and harassment. This legislation would ensure that schools protect students, whether they are being targeted based on their race, gender, real or perceived sexual orientation, or any other basis. Earlier this year, President Obama announced his support of the Safe Schools Improvement Act.


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