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Student petitions Blazers to support anti-bullying campaign

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An Oregon State University student has started an online petition to convince the Portland Trail Blazers to join a major anti-bullying campaign.

John Zeller wants the Blazers to be the first NBA team to support the "It Gets Better" campaign, which was created in response to a number of gay teen suicides due to bullying.

"It would be great if the Blazers themselves would come out in support of it, specifically as an NBA team in the United States. They are kinda the ones that should be first on this bandwagon to show their support," explained Zeller.

Politicians, actors and now athletes are part of the growing base of people who show support of the Trevor Project's "It Gets Better" campaign by posting videos online.

Five major league baseball teams have already made videos affirming that "It Gets Better."

The Trail Blazers Communication Vice President Traci Rose said the team thinks it's a great idea. 

"It's absolutely something we would stand together to support, without question," said Rose.

Rose said that the management will use the off-season to talk with the players and the Blazers staff to brainstorm how to make a contribution.

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