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Attorney General Holder Records Message For Cartoon Network’s “I Speak Up” Campaign To Combat Bullying

For Immediate Release
U.S. Attorney's Office, Northern District of California

WASHINGTON—The Justice Department announced Monday that Attorney General Eric Holder has recorded a video message as part of the Cartoon Network’s “I Speak Up” campaign to combat bullying. The project urges young people to speak up in order to help bring bullying situations to an end.

The goal of the campaign is to collect one million user-generated videos that unite the voices of kids, parents, educators, celebrities and government officials all saying “I Speak Up.” Attorney General Holder joined other notable voices such as Education Secretary Arne Duncan, as well as actors and professional athletes, in recording a message for the campaign.

In his video, the Attorney General delivers the following message: “The violence of bullying has a devastating effect on young people. Help me defend childhood by speaking up for those who – too often – cannot speak for themselves. I’m Attorney General Eric Holder, and I am joining Cartoon Network to challenge one million people to speak up against bullying. Please go to to learn more.”

The full video of the Attorney General’s message is available at



Updated November 18, 2014