Nearly 100 campuses and community groups will participate in the Week of Action where they will screen the Youth Testify videos and share sticker art featuring Youth Testify stories across their campuses. Young people have always been at the forefront of change. As they work to ensure abortion access, adult allies need to work with them - or get out of their way.
For the past two years since the Muslim Ban was enacted, President Trump has continued to manufacture policies that profile individuals and attack our nation of immigrants. We condemn any attempts to vilify Muslims and support the young people leading the charge against this Administration’s hateful policies. The NO BAN Act rightfully attempts to curtail these discriminatory policies.
It is the government’s responsibility to prepare young people with the resources and skills they need to lead safe and healthy lives. This means providing young people with access to critical information to help them make informed decisions about their bodies, their lives, and their futures — not harmful and ineffective abstinence-only curriculum and crisis pregnancy centers that perpetuate a culture where people are shamed for their personal decisions, including healthcare choices.
Today Advocates for Youth joins over 288 organizations from across the country in endorsing the Equality Act. The Equality Act was reintroduced in the 116th Congress today by Representatives David Cicilline (D-RI) and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) in the House of Representatives and Senators Jeff Merkley (D-OR), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) in the Senate.
Advocates for Youth applauds the reintroduction of the EACH Woman Act, legislation which lifts bans on abortion coverage, by Representatives Barbara Lee (D-CA), Diana DeGette (D-CO), and Jan Schakowsky (D-IL) in the House and Senator Duckworth (D-IL) in the Senate. We are proud to support this groundbreaking legislation to ensure that every person, whatever their income, can get affordable abortion care when they need it.