Hundreds rally to launch Marshalltown’s public anti-bullying campaign

They flocked to the downtown square today clad in similar orange T-shirts with “Not In Our Town” and “Stop hate. Together.” emblazoned on the front.

But the messages on back were customized to fit their roles in this county seat that more than 27,000 Iowans call home.

“Not in our schools.”

“Not in our hospital” — some shirts worn over an outfit of green hospital scrubs and blue sanitary booties.

“Not on our watch.”

“Not at our Y.”

Today’s rally at noon on the lawn of the Marshall County Courthouse was the public launch of a new “Not in Our Town” anti-bullying campaign plugged into the national Not in Our Town network.

Read Kyle Munson’s full story in the Des Moines Register.