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Bisexuality: Take Action

The harmful effects of discrimination, marginalization, and invisibility on bisexual+ people are clear. This is why faith communities must lead the way in welcoming and celebrating the gifts of bisexuality. It’s important for people of faith to challenge bi-erasure and biphobia in the public arena, taking stances for justice and social action because of their […]

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Social Action Resources on Transgender Justice

NEXT STEPS FOR FAITH COMMUNITIES Praying for transgender justice is a great first step for faith communities. Actually manifesting a world in which transgender people are able to live and flourish in all aspects of life obviously requires more than prayer, however, and people of all faiths and no faiths are needed in the struggle. […]

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Sample Letter to Congressional Representative – Reproductive Justice for All

Dear Senator/Representative ______________________: I write to you with concern about the Helms and Hyde amendments, which foster inequality by prohibiting federal funding from supporting abortions. Millions of women, both in the U.S. and abroad, rely on federal money for their reproductive healthcare. Because of Helms and Hyde, they are forced to go through with unwanted […]

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Sample Letters to State Policy Makers – Sex Education

Letter 1: State Federal Funding for Comprehensive Sexuality Education The Honorable Ms. Tompkins Legislative Office Address Anytown, ST 12345 Date Dear (Governor/Representative) Tompkins:  The State of (your state) is considering seeking federal funding for sexuality education programs in public schools. As a (faith leader/person of faith) and a constituent, I want you to know that […]

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Sample Letters to the Editor on Sexuality Education

Letter 1: School Board Considering Sexuality Education Local Paper Name 123 Central Street Anytown, ST 12345 Date Dear Editor: The local school board is currently considering sexuality education in our public schools. As a faith leader, I believe that providing young people with sexuality education is a moral issue. Young people need medically accurate information […]

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Advocate for Sex Ed on the National Level

Join the Religious Institute Network Endorse the Religious Declaration on Sexual Morality, Justice and Healing Read, endorse, and share the Open Letters About Sexuality Education and Adolescent Sexuality Write to your Congressional Representatives Find your Senators and Representative Sample Letters to Congress People of Faith Support Sexuality Education Subscribe to Legislative Alerts and Updates Advocates […]

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Sample Letter to Congressional Representative – Sexuality Education

Letter 1: U.S. Senate Voting on Comprehensive Sexuality Education The Honorable Mr./Ms _____________ Legislative Office Address Washington, DC Date Dear Senator  _____________: I have recently been informed that Congress is considering funding for medically accurate, age-appropriate comprehensive sexuality education in public schools. As a faith leader and a constituent, I want you to know that […]

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Guide to Approaching Lawmakers – Rachel Sabbath

How can we approach lawmakers about international maternal health and family planning? One way to influence elected representatives is by having members of the social action/social justice committee join an advocacy organization’s action center. Many of the organizations listed have action centers that provide form letters and will help congregants directly contact representatives. Links to […]

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Advocate in Your Community and State

Become familiar with local laws and school board positions on sexuality education. Read about the current sexuality education standards and laws in your state. Amplify Your Voice: State Profiles and Report Card NCSSE: State Mandates and Coalitions SIECUS: State Profiles Stay up-to-date on legislation. Plan a presentation on comprehensive sexuality education for your clergy group. […]

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