Flip the Script and Cox Communications partner for statewide town hall on bullying

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Subject Experts, Policy Authorities and Students Will Discuss the Growing Epidemic and Potential Solutions

Las Vegas, NV (September 20) – “Flip the Script,” a campaign created to provide information and resources to parents, students and educators on how to combat bullying in Nevada, has partnered with Cox Communications, Las Vegas for a statewide discussion and town hall concerning bullying on Monday, Sept. 26 from 6 to 7:30 p.m.  The event will be held at Del Sol High School in Las Vegas, and will be broadcast live on Cox Ch. 96 in Southern Nevada and on Charter Communications channels 3 and 15 in Northern Nevada.  It will also be available via streaming video at www.cox96.net.  This is the first statewide live broadcast of a town hall in Nevada, resulting from a partnership between Cox and Charter to raise awareness of the issue of bullying.

“Bullying is not limited to the playground anymore,” said Steve Schorr, vice president of public and government affairs for Cox Las Vegas.  “Sadly, it’s a problem that continues to evolve and taunt during and after school and on weekends through social media and cell phones.  This discussion is such an important one with a shared goal of putting a stop to bullying and providing support and hope for those who are being bullied.”

The town hall will be moderated by Cox’s Schorr and feature responses and insight from two groups of panelists; one comprised of experts and authorities, and the other of high school students.  Expert panelists include; Catherine Cortez Masto (Nevada Attorney General), David Parks (State Senator), Josh Miller (Human Rights Campaign and Welcoming Schools), Phyllis Friedman (Anti-Defamation League), Pedro Martinez (Clark County School District), and Sherita Diaz (Village of Hope Las Vegas, representing First Lady Kathleen Sandoval). Other participants will include representatives from the ACLU and the Nevada PTA, Chet Buchanan of KLUC-FM and Miss Summerlin, Randi Sundquist.

“The campaign has enjoyed incredible support from generous partners such as Cox, Caesars Foundation, NV Energy and others, not to mention donations by virtually every media partner in the state,“ said Billy Vassiliadis, chief operating officer and principal of R&R Partners, which created the “Flip the Script” campaign.  “It is estimated that 160,000 children in this country miss school every day due to bullying so we are honored and proud to be a part of the effort to make schools places where kids can learn free of fear.”

The Town Hall is open to the public but space is limited. In addition to the live broadcast, the town hall event will be rebroadcast on Cox Ch. 96 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on the following:  Tuesday, Oct. 4; Thursday, Oct. 6; Tuesday, Oct. 11; Friday, Oct. 14; Tuesday, Oct. 18 and Thursday, Oct. 20.

The event will be live broadcast in Northern Nevada as follows: CLATV – Channel 3 in Reno, Sparks, North Lake Tahoe and South Lake Tahoe; CLATV – Channel 15 in Carson City and Gardnerville.

Flip the Script

R&R Partners, together with partner organizations throughout Nevada, have created the “Flip the Script” campaign to provide resources to parents, students and educators on how to combat bullying in Nevada. In addition to a variety of print and broadcast materials, the campaign has designed curriculum for implementation by the Clark County School District during the “Week of Respect” as declared by Governor Sandoval.  The campaign has received incredible support from local and state government as well as a growing number of partner entities. Further information can be found at www.flipthescriptnow.org, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/flipthescriptnv, and on Twitter at www.twitter.com/flipthescriptnv.

Cox 96

Cox 96 is home to local origination programming for Cox Communications cable customers in Southern Nevada. Since its launch in 2004, Cox 96 creates, produces and broadcasts exclusive television content focusing on government and legislative matters, hometown news, entertainment, community happenings and “how-to” segments featuring Cox products. Cox 96 is often the region’s sole broadcast source for annual seasonal or civic community parades and events as well as state-of-the-city addresses by the area’s five municipalities. Live coverage of San Diego Padres baseball also airs on Cox 96 during the National League season. Much of the programming is repeated during the week and month. A complete program schedule is available by clicking “Cox in the Community” at www.cox.com/lasvegas.

Caesars Foundation

The Caesars Foundation is a private foundation funded by a percentage of operating income from Caesars Entertainment’s resorts. The Foundation is the entity through which Caesars Entertainment funds programs and projects of $10,000 or more, as well as not-for-profit giving requirements imposed by certain operating jurisdictions. The Foundation’s objective is to strengthen organizations and programs in the communities where our employees and their families live and work. For more information, please visit www.caesarsfoundation.com.

About NV Energy

Headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada, NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company with principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, doing business as NV Energy. Serving a combined 45,592-square-mile service territory, NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services and products to approximately 2.4 million citizens of Nevada and nearly 40 million tourists annually.

Contact: Susie Black
702-933-7777, ext. 305

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