Senator Charles Wiger (DFL) spoke at a press conference in the State Capitol yesterday to deliver the message that anti-bullying legislation ought to be non-partisan politics. “We must have a very strong public policy message, to the children who have a fundamental expectation to be safe, to their parents, and to their loved ones, that we support safe schools,” Wiger emphasizes. “Schools are drug-free zones — that’s non-partisan. But what about all the emotional violence that happens? We’ve been very clear about expectations for safe schools. But the bullying problem continues.” Wiger says that hundreds in his district, including officials, have said anti-bullying legislation extends beyond partisan politics.