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Stop the Shaming is partnering with the National Institute for Reproductive Health and other NYS sex ed advocacy organizations to put a bill in front of our lawmakers this session. Our campaign will soon be launched: #SexEdNowNY

Please take a minute right now to sign the official ONLINE PETITION: Call for Comprehensive Age-Appropriate Sex Education in New York


Stop the Shaming was featured in the August 2019 issue of Syracuse Woman Magazine.


Joins SEPAC: Stop the Shaming was chosen from a large pool of applicants to become a founding member of the State Sex Education Policy Action Council (SEPAC), lead by the Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United Sates (SIECUS). SEPAC is a network of over 30 state and local advocates committed and actively working to advance comprehensive sex education policy across the country.

Lobbying in Albany, N.Y.

Albany, N.Y.: STS Advocates Gina Tonello and Alyssa Burmeister lobbied with the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) for its NYS Day of Action in Albany on Tuesday, June 11. Comprehensive Sex Ed was at the top of the NIRH agenda, as they are currently spearheading the creation of a Comprehensive Sex Ed bill to be presented to Congress in the next session. Tonello is also working on the committees for the creation and marketing of the bill.

Speaking in Washington, D.C.

Washington, D.C., Stop the Shaming (STS) Director, Gina Tonello, was invited to be a panelist on Capitol Hill, Monday, June 10 to educate policymakers that the new federal Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) program is actually still abstinence-only education. The congressional briefing was the launch of a new anti-abstinence campaign, “SRA Is Abstinence Only,” created by Advocates for Youth and SIECUS and sponsored by Healthy Teen Network and Planned Parenthood. #SRAisAbstinenceOnly