FOCUS: Health Education in MA
GOAL: Gain support for the Healthy Youth Act
DEADLINE: Right Now – vote taking place today
The Massachusetts State Senate is scheduled to hold a vote TODAY on the Healthy Youth Act — an essential bill that would guarantee that if a Massachusetts school offers sexuality education, it must be comprehensive, inclusive, and medically accurate.
The fact is that providing medically accurate, age-appropriate sexuality education helps young people stay healthy while also developing the skills necessary to have healthy, respectful relationships.
It’s now up to you to bring Bay State youth one step closer to the sexuality education they deserve. Contact your state senator now and tell them the time is now to pass S.2071, the Healthy Youth Act!
Every young person in Massachusetts deserves access to comprehensive, age-appropriate information about their sexual and reproductive health and well-being. You have a real opportunity here to empower young people to take control of their well-being by equipping them with the information they need to ensure their reproductive health. What’s more, better sexuality education can combat serious issues like teen dating violence and sexual assault.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Tell your state senator: Build the foundation for a healthier generation by passing S.2071, the Healthy Youth Act, when it comes to the Senate floor for a vote later today!
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