AG Holder and Secretary Duncan Join #ISpeakUp

15 Sep 2014 - By TW Staff

(Above: Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan)

Today, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan shared their personal #ISpeakUp videos, joining Cartoon Network's award-winning Stop Bullying: Speak Up initiative.

The goal of the "I Speak Up" proactive campaign is to collect one million user-generated videos that unite the voices of kids, parents, educators, celebrities and government officials all saying "I Speak Up," demonstrating that through combined efforts toward a united cause, speaking up is one of the most effective ways to help bring a bullying situation to an end.

"We are grateful to Attorney General Holder and Secretary of Education Duncan for their leadership and long-term commitment to end bullying," said Alice Cahn, Cartoon Network vice president of social responsibility, in a press release. "The Federal Partnership on Bullying Prevention and this Administration have provided educators, community leaders, parents and youth with practical tools and the inspiration to put them into action. We are proud to speak up with them, demonstrating the power entertainment media has to motivate positive change."

Watch Attorney General Holder and Secretary Duncan speak up below.

Interested in sharing your own "I Speak Up" video? It's easy! Instructions are available at www.StopBullyingSpeakUp.com. And use the hashtag #ISpeakUp to share videos via social media to help spread the word.