Championing a Crucial Cause
- Written on Thursday, 07 March 2013
(Youth1) - Ray Rice is a Super Bowl Champion, but he's also a champion for those who are bullied and mistreated. Ray Rice is spearheading a cause to make cyber bullying a crime in Maryland.
"Ray Rice Takes Anti-Bullying to the House of Delegates"
On Thursday, Rice is providing written testimony in support of Delegate Jon Cardin's proposed legislation that would make cyber bullying a crime in Maryland.
And he’s asking for your help too. Rice is encouraging all of his fans to speak out in person during a hearing on the HB 396 legislation today at 12:30 p.m. in Annapolis’ Lowe House Office Building.
Rice provided a copy of his written testimony on his website, in which he talks about his devotion to the cause and how his sister recently was the target of bullying.
“I receive hundreds of messages through email and facebook each week from kids and teens who are bullied to the point of contemplating taking their own lives because of the hateful things others are saying on facebook, twitter, and instagram,” Rice writes.
“We need to change youth culture so that children understand that their words have consequences.”
Rice has long been an advocate of anti-bullying. He held the “A Ray Of Hope” anti-bullying event at Merriweather Post Pavilion last summer and has on numerous occasions spoken out against it.
It has become an admirable personal crusade for the Pro Bowl running back.