September 19, 2012
To Whom It May Concern:
Texas Commissioner of Education Michael L. Williams and State Representative Diane Patrick are pleased to announce that the Texas Rangers Baseball Club has become the latest partner in the anti-bullying campaign across the state.
During the 82nd Legislative Session, Representative Patrick of Arlington passed House Bill 1942 related to bullying in public schools. The purpose of this state-level policy was to ensure the safety of children while respecting each school district's independence in implementing a policy that reflects its own specific needs. Recognizing that increased awareness about the problem of bullying aids in its prevention, school districts across the state are now implementing House Bill 1942, with communities also joining the effort in a multitude of ways.
It is an honor to have the Texas Rangers Baseball Club and the Texas Rangers Baseball Foundation joining in the growing chorus of support behind anti-bullying in our schools. School districts are encouraged to use and share the Texas Rangers’ free public service announcements (PSAs) to inspire students to be positive role models and take a stand against bullying.
Additionally, the Texas Rangers have posted an online pledge that students, ages 14 and older, can make. Students can also download a poster for taking a stand against bullying on their campus. High schools in the North Texas region are already playing the PSAs on their campuses and at sporting events to promote the conversation and support students.
To learn more about this initiative, please visit http://texasrangers.com/stopbullying or e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michael L. Williams
Texas Commissioner of Education
Diane Patrick, Ph.D.
House District 94 - Arlington