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"Seriously they want me to wear purple because five queers killed themselves. The only way im wearin it for them is if they all commit suicide."
These were the words posted on Facebook by Clint McCance, a school board member in the Midland School District in Country, late last week.
Quickly upon learning of McCance's actions, we called on our project's nearly 100,000 Facebook supporters to petition him to resign immediately. And just one day later, live on CNN, Mr. McCance bowed to the pressure.Check out the segment here, then share your thoughts with us:
Our project is about more than a collection of heartfelt videos, it's about creating awareness and calling out the Clint McCance's of the world and shining a light on their bigotry and hate.
It's about making our schools and communities a safer place by inspiring students, teachers, parents and community members from all walks of life to come together to advocate for change all across the country. And it's about holding people like Clint McCance -- people who are making things worse -- accountable.
It has been just over a month since our project began and we're seeing an impact, not just in Arkansas, but also inwhere just last week lawmakers introduced an "anti-bullying bill of rights." You've helped create an international issue out of something that was tragically ignored for far too long.
Stay tuned in the days ahead for more videos and many more opportunities to act in your area.
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