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Wasserman Schultz Joins "Characters United' Campaign to Combat Hate and Discrimination

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (FL-23) announced today that that she is partnering with USA Network in its efforts to promote Characters Unite Month this February, continuing the Network's award-winning, five-year public service campaign to combat hate and discrimination.

Along with other Members of Congress, Rep. Wasserman Schultz appears in an "I Won't Stand For…" PSA video that aims to promote tolerance and acceptance by uniting participants and viewers against social injustice. The larger PSA campaign will also feature appearances by notable actors, athletes and musicians.

"I think we can combat bullying by making sure that adults who can get involved, don't allow bullying to continue when they're aware of it," says Rep. Wasserman Schultz in the video, where she also shares her own experience of being bullied as a child. "Characters Unite is all about applying the Golden Rule, which holds true all the way through your life, which makes sure we look out for one another."

Toby Graff, Senior Vice President, Public Affairs, USA Network, states, "This Characters Unite Month, and throughout the entire year, we are honored to use the power of media, across multiple platforms, to continue to shine a brighter spotlight on injustice and inequality and to inspire more people to become a force for positive change. We're especially grateful to all of the amazing talent who has joined the Characters Unite movement."

Please visit http://www.charactersunite.com/initiatives/i-wont-stand-for/videos/debbie-wasserman-schultz to view Rep. Wasserman Schultz's PSA video, and visit http://www.charactersunite.com for more information on the initiative.


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