Michigan teen’s petition helps more kids see ‘Bully’ documentary

Katy Butler harnessed the power of the Web to gather more than 500,000 supporters for a petition aimed at allowing a wider audience to see “Bully,” a movie that could be a powerful force for the anti-bullying movement.

The 17-year-old junior at Greenhills High in Ann Arbor has been part of a grassroots campaign for the documentary “Bully” that’s taken her to New York, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. She’s rubbed shoulders with Oscar-winning actress Meryl Streep and been interviewed by Anderson Cooper. On daytime TV, Ellen DeGeneres told her, “I’m proud of you.”

“I want to go into political activism,” says Butler, who was bullied herself several years ago.

[via freep.com]

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