It is going to take all of us to unite and join together. A friend of mine shared a video with me this morning that was so inspirational and fit in so nicely with what I am trying to do. Nick Cannon and others are taking a stand against Hate and Bullying, reminding us that there are casualties in this war that are dramatically affect our youth and teens. I would like each of you to take a moment and listen to this song, watch the video and understand the message that he is sending out and the hope he is inspiring in others.
Since last week Wednesday, another friend and I have been working to create an organization to stand up and advocate for the victims of bullying, victims of hate and persecution. I want to go a step further than what is currently being done. My goal is to provide a safe outlet where people can talk about their situation to someone who cares and who is going to do something about it, someone who is going to advocate for them and address the situation immediately. Nick's words are hauntingly true, "It's the pain, the hurt, the words, got to stop the hate, no reason to tear others down to build yourself up." We live in a world where people are critical and judgmental, they hate to see another person happy and excel so they belittle and tear them down, they want others to feel as miserable as they do.
It is my dream to establish a hotline, a website and advocate and lobby group that will address this issue from the top down, There will be representation manning the phone line and available for video chat and live chat 24 hours a day, they are going to listen to the problems because they care, then they are going to do something about it directly. There will be advocates located in every state, and will address the concerns immediately by contacting the appropriate authority and making sure action is taken. If a person is in school the principal and the guidance counselor will be notified and action action expected. Our advocates will also be working on the state and national level to lobby for stricter hate crimes laws, and enforcement of said laws, lobby for stricter punishments. Justice must be swift and severe and will hopefully act as a deterrent.
I am also wanting to offer counselling and help to the victims so that they can talk about their situation in a safe environment free from repercussion and reprisal, they will know that they are not alone in this that there are others who have been through it and are there to help them. In order for me to get this charity going I am going to need your help and support. This is something that we all can relate too, some of us have been on the receiving side and others on the other, but unless we all come together and address this in unity and love we will never get the changes made that are necessary to help those in crisis right now.
I would like to use the song by Nick Cannon as an anthem and a call to arms for my organization. Honestly, this is a call to arms for all of us. Please join me in this fight, as I join Nick Cannon and others. Please keep following my blog, I will be posting more information about the organization as it comes together. You will see our mission statement and purpose being published soon, and then to follow a list of our supporters as well as those who have decided to offer us financial support.
As always my hopes and dreams are with you.