Washington DC, June 10: Stop the Shaming (STS) Director, Gina Tonello, is 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 will be 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. Watch STS social media for updates. #SRAisAbstinenceOnly
Albany, NY, June 11: STS Advocates Gina Tonello and Alyssa Burmeister will lobby with the National Institute for Reproductive Health (NIRH) for its NYS Day of Action in Albany on Tuesday, June 11. Comprehensive Sex Ed is 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. Watch STS social media for updates.
STS Selected to Join the Sex Education Policy Action Council (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.
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