Thank the Massachusetts Senate for Passing the Healthy Youth Act

On July 20, 2017, the Massachusetts State Senate overwhelmingly passed the Healthy Youth Act, a commonsense policy ensuring that when students receive sex education in their schools, the curriculum used is comprehensive, medically-accurate, and inclusive.

Next up, we’re going to need the Massachusetts House of Representatives to pass and prioritize the Healthy Youth Act so we can get the bill to Governor Baker’s desk and signed into law.

In the meantime, email your state senator today and make sure they know you appreciate their leadership on behalf of all the Massachusetts youth who deserve access to comprehensive sex education. 

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Thank you for your leadership on Healthy Youth

Dear [Decision Maker],

I am writing to you today to thank you for the recent Senate passage of An Act Relative to Healthy Youth (S 2113).

This bill will ensure that a Massachusetts public school electing to teach sex education selects a curriculum that is medically accurate, age-appropriate, and truly comprehensive.



Research shows that when young people are provided accurate information, acquire important communication skills and can access resources to prevent pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections, they are better equipped to make safe decisions and form healthy relationships.

A new poll commissioned by the Planned Parenthood Advocacy Fund of Massachusetts in June 2017 found 79 percent of Massachusetts voters believe sex education should be taught in middle school and 92 percent of Massachusetts voters believe it should be taught in high school. The poll also found 89 percent of Massachusetts voters believe sex education classes should teach a comprehensive curriculum that includes the benefits of abstinence, as well as information about how students can stay healthy should they choose not to abstain.

Your support and passage of this bill is in line with the views of constituents like myself and I thank you for your leadership to protect young people from the dangers of inadequate, misleading, or biased sex education.

As the 2017-2018 legislative continues, I hope you will continue to lead and pass bills that close health disparities and improve the sexual and reproductive health of your constituents.


Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]