The Nebraska State Capitol will be the site for a rally on Friday aimed at raising awareness about bullying.
The rally at the Capitol is part of the
statewide Stand for the Silent anti-bullying awareness campaign. The public is invited to attend the rally where there will be speakers including Sen. Amanda McGill and Mike Smith, founder and executive director of Skate for Change.
"As an advocate for
mental wellness, I have seen how much bullying has affected our schools,
families, and our society in general. Bullying has become the cause of
self-inflicted harm and worse, teen suicide. It's time for all of us to take a
stand to stop bullying," said McGill.
The senator is encourage youth across the state to take a stand and literally stand all day, from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday as a sign of support.
The rally is set
to begin at 8:30 p.m. on the north side of the Capitol.