Tuesday, July 20, 2010

President responds to girl's letter on bullying

ABC Action News (West Philadelphia, PA) July 19:

"It's one thing to write a letter to the President of the United States. It is quite another to get a letter back. A Philadelphia fifth grader took her fight against bullying to the Oval Office, and thanks to that, she is getting some help... In January, she poured her heart out in a letter to the President - with every hope he would write back...She soon realized other kids across the country were getting it worse than she was. Ziainey's breaking point was when she read about a teenage girl who had killed herself after being bullied... On Friday March 10th, the response the 5th grader had been waiting for finally arrived...'Thank you for writing your letter. I have heard from many students about the challenges they face, and I am glad you wrote to share your story.' A letter signed by the President of the United States, addressing the issue directly..."
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