More ways to defend this brave young rape survivor in Texas

Thanks for taking action to defend the young girl who refused to cheer for her rapist, and now faces $35,000 in legal fees.

Here are some ways you can spread the word to make sure Silsbee School District gets the message loud and clear.

If you are on Facebook, click here to post the petition to your Wall.

If you have a Twitter account, click here to automatically tweet:
Tell Texas high school: Don't make survivor pay $35,000 for refusing to cheer for her rapist. @CREDOMobile #p2

You can also send the following e-mail to your friends and family. Spreading the word is critical, but please only pass this message along to those who know you -- spam hurts our campaign.

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Here's a sample message to send to your friends:

Subject: Tell Texas school: Don't make survivor pay $35,000 for refusing to cheer for her rapist!

Dear Friend,

A student at the high school in Silsbee, Texas, reported being raped by a fellow student and athletic star. Her rapist, Rakheem Bolton (who eventually pleaded guilty to a lesser assault charge), was allowed to continue to play on the varsity basketball team.

As a member of her high school cheering squad, the rape survivor refused to cheer for her rapist during a school sporting event. But school officials said she was required to cheer for her rapist if she wanted to stay on the team. Bravely, she refused, and was kicked off the team.

No young woman should be forced to cheer for her rapist. The family of the girl sued the school district and lost. And now Silsbee High School can actually force her parents to pay their legal fees, which are more than $35,000.

I just signed a petition, telling the Silsbee School District not to force this young woman's family to pay $35,000 for refusing to cheer for her rapist. If you're as outraged as I am, you should sign too. Click below to take action.

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