Schiff Releases 'It Gets Better' Anti-Bullying Message

The congressman's video is part of a national campaign in which noted celebrities and politicians have participated.

Democratic Rep. Adam Schiff, who is on the November ballot to represent West Hollywood in Congress, today released his “It Gets Better” video, part of a campaign against bullying for which a host of notable people such as President Obama and comedian Stephen Colbert have created short video messages.

The campaign's message is “You are not alone, and it gets better."

Schiff, who resides in Burbank, has held office since 2000. The boundaries of his district were redrawn after the 2010 census to include West Hollywood. Running against Schiff is Republican candidate Phil Jennerjahn.

In the video, Schiff states, “Know that regardless of how it might feel, there are people that care about you. There is a bright welcoming future ahead of you. So don't forget—it gets better. It really does.”

Schiff co-sponsored the Tyler Clementi Higher Education Anti-Harassment Act of 2011 (H.R. 1048), which requires higher education institutions to adopt policies and programs focused on preventing harassment.

The It Gets Better Project is an Internet-based program that aims to prevent bullying and suicide through videos with encouraging, supportive messages. For more information on the project, visit www.itgetsbetter.org.


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