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Sex Ed Month of Action

 

Take Action this October!
 Sex Ed Month of Action!
 
 
 October 28th is the
Sex Ed Month of Action
National Call-In Day
 
Click here to Take Action!
 

Throughout October 2009, young people and their allies are engaging in advocacy efforts in communities across the country to raise awareness for the need for REAL sex education. The Sex Ed Month of Action will engage young people and their allies across the United States in showing their support for comprehensive sex education.

It’s time to get REAL! Young people need access to comprehensive sex education programs that provide them with the information and skills they need to make responsible and informed decisions so they can lead healthy lives.
 
SIECUS has teamed up with our colleagues to put an end to federal funding for ineffective abstinence-only-until-marriage programs and support the right of young people to receive age-appropriate and medically accurate comprehensive sex education.
 
Now is the time to act! Please join Advocates for Youth, Catholics for Choice, Choice USA, Law Students for Reproductive Justice, NARAL Pro-Choice America, Planned Parenthood Federation of America, SIECUS, Sierra Club, and Religious Coalition for Reproductive Choice to support the work of young people and their allies from a diverse range of social movements in advocating for comprehensive sex education.
 
As part of our collective advocacy, we will be sending a petition to leaders of Congress urging them to support the Responsible Education About Life (REAL) Act, to create the first dedicated federal funding stream for comprehensive sex education that meets the needs of all young people. Our goal is to collect 10,000 signatures by the end of the month!
 
Get Involved Now!
 
 
Throughout the month youth advocates will be hosting events in their communities and on their college campuses. We encourage you to be involved with youth advocates in your networks to participate in the Sex Ed Month of Action. There are a number of ways you and the young people with whom you work can help to increase awareness for comprehensive sex education in your community. Here are a few ideas to get you started:
 
  • Collect petition signatures. Access the printable version here.
  • Host a tabling event in your community or on your campus.
  • Chalk messages on the need for comprehensive sex education. Share why it is the best education for young people to receive!
  • Host an event to provide a space for a dialogue around the issue.
  • Submit a Letter-to-the-Editor.
  • Post a blog on why comprehensive sex education is important to your community
 
Let us know how you plan to participate! Email pmalone@siecus.org with information about an event you’re organizing so we can help publicize it. Please make sure to include the exact date, location, and time of the event, a contact organization and phone number or email.
 
See below for upcoming events where advocates will be engaged for the Sex Ed Month of Action. Also, if you haven’t already, become a fan of SIECUS on Facebook and receive regular updates on events taking place throughout the month!
 
Upcoming Events:

Wednesday, October 28th
 
 
View the Sex Ed Month of Action video:


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