WWE recognized by Connecticut general assembly for anti-bullying initiative

Mar 20, 2012 - by Steve Gerweck

Press Release

Stamford, CONN., On Thursday, March 15, 2012, the Connecticut General Assembly recognized WWE and The Creative Coalition with an official citation for co-founding the anti-bullying initiative “be a STAR” (Show Tolerance And Respect). The citation was presented to Stephanie McMahon, WWE’s Executive Vice President of Creative, by state Representative Andres Ayala, Jr. (WWE.com “be a STAR” video). The presentation took place during the kick-off event of the Bridgeport Lighthouse after-school program implementing the “be a STAR” anti-bullying curriculum. McMahon and Rep. Ayala were joined by the city of Bridgeport Mayor Bill Finch, WWE Superstars Big Show and David Otunga and 850 students in the after-school program.

The official citation from the General Assembly was introduced by Rep. Andres Ayala, Jr., Rep. Charles D. Clemons, Jr., Rep. Charlie L. Stallworth, Rep. Jack F. Hennessy, Rep. Auden Grogins, Rep. Ezequiel Santiago, Sen. Anthony J. Musto and Sen. Edwin A. Gomes. The citation states:

“Be it hereby known to all that: The Connecticut General Assembly hereby offers its sincerest congratulations to the “be a STAR” Alliance co-founded by WWE and The Creative Coalition in recognition of creating and implementing an anti-bullying program and curriculum for schools in Bridgeport and around the country. We commend you for this worthwhile undertaking and for promoting a positive school environment. We extend our thanks to the “be a STAR” Alliance and best wishes for continued success in the future.”

“The entire membership extends its very best wishes on this memorable occasion and expresses the hope for continued success.”

“Given this 15th day of March 2012 at the State Capitol, Hartford, Connecticut by: Senator Donald E. Williams, Jr., Senate President Pro Tempore; Rep. Christopher G. Donovan, Speaker of the House; and Denise Merrill, Secretary of State.”

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About “be a STAR” Alliance
“be a STAR” (beastaralliance.org) is an anti-bullying alliance co-founded by The Creative Coalition and WWE. Its mission is to ensure a positive and equitable social environment for everyone regardless of age, race, religion or sexual orientation through grassroots efforts beginning with education and awareness. “be a STAR,” which stands for “Show Tolerance And Respect,” promotes positive methods of social interaction and encourage people to treat others as equals and with respect because everyone is a star in their own right.

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