U.S. Senator Brown on Senate floor: We’ll make it better for these young people

Yesterday, Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) came to the floor of the Senate to deliver his It Gets Better video.  Thank you, Senator, for amplifying the messages of the 6,000 people who have created videos to all your colleagues in Washington.  Thanks for joining our movement.

Tell Senator Brown what you thought of it here or give his office a call at (202) 224-2315.  They will appreciate it!

"TO NICK -- I DON'T NORMALLY COME TO THE FLOOR, MR. PRESIDENT, AND TALK ABOUT A SERVICE LIKE THIS. I THINK, THOUGH, WHEN PEOPLE FEEL ALONE, PEOPLE DON'T ALWAYS KNOW THERE IS HELP OUT FOR THEM -- THERE FOR THEM, AND WHEN YOUNG PEOPLE NEED TO KNOW THAT IT'S GETTING BETTER, THAT LIFE WILL GET BETTER FOR THEM, IT'S IMPORTANT TO SHARE THAT INFORMATION EVEN ON THE SENATE FLOOR. TO NICHOLAS, HISTORY IS ON YOUR SIDE. IT WILL, IN FACT, GET BETTER. WORKERS FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO ORGANIZE, WOMEN FOUGHT FOR THE RIGHT TO VOTE, AFRICAN-AMERICANS FOUGHT FOR EQUAL JUSTICE, AND NOW LGBT AMERICANS OF ALL BACKGROUNDS ARE FIGHTING FOR EQUALITY. IT'S UP TO US TO JOIN THIS FIGHT. IT'S UP TO US TO BE ON THE SIDE OF PEOPLE WHOSE LIVES ARE A LITTLE BIT MORE DIFFICULT, PERHAPS, THAN OTHERS' LIVES. IT'S THAT SPIRIT OF INCLUSION, IT'S THE PURSUIT OF THE AMERICAN DREAM THAT WILL, IN FACT, MAKE IT BETTER FOR THESE YOUNG PEOPLE AND THAT WILL MAKE IT BETTER FOR ALL AMERICANS." - U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (OH) 11/30/2010

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