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Anti-Bullying Rallies Held In Minnesota On Monday

Tuesday, December 10th, 2013 at 6:50 am

Supporters of a stronger anti-bullying bill took their message across Minnesota Monday.

Rallies were held at schools in three Minnesota cities, including in Minneapolis, St. Paul, and Duluth, in an effort to gain online support for the Safe and Supportive Minnesota Schools Act.

The Associated Press reports the bill was passed in the House last session, but it was pulled in the Senate because some Republicans said they would filibuster the bill for up to 10 hours, right when time in the session was running out.

The next legislative session starts in a couple of months, and supporters want to get the message to lawmakers.

OutFront Minnesota, Education Minnesota and other members of the coalition, hosted the rallies, including one at Myers-Wilkens Elementary in Duluth.

Supporters tell the AP that the bill strengthens Minnesota’s bullying prevention laws. They argue that at 37 words long, the current law is one of the weakest in the country.

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