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Families Are No Place for Division
Families Are No Place for Division

Witness Against Political Stigmatization

This week the National Latina Institute for Reproductive Health (NLIRH) with the Strong Families Young Parents Cohort (YPC) is spearheading the move to destigmatize young families and turn the national discourse on youth pregnancy from one of shame to one of love and support for young parents. You can witness against a discourse that is insensitive, harmful, and distracts from the real needs of young people, including those who are pregnant and parenting by taking the following actions:

  Sign your organization onto this letter to Congress, calling for fair employment, educational opportunities, healthcare, housing, and childcare for all people, including pregnant and parenting youth. Click the link to read and sign the letter. Sign our on-line bilingual petition – it will be delivered to Congress this Friday. SHARE YOUR SUPPORT WITH FRIENDS, FAMILY AND OTHERS: Tweet It: SIGN PETITION 2 support #YoungParentsDignity Agenda 4 employment, education, health, housing & childcare http://ow.ly/wKkk6 #NoTeenShame   Post it on Facebook: Support the #YoungParentsDignity Agenda. Sign this petition to support employment, education, health, housing & childcare for ALL parents! http://ow.ly/wKkk6  #NoTeenShame Send an Email: Please join our partners in supporting the Young Parents Dignity Agenda: call on Congress to support fair employment, education, healthcare, housing & childcare for all parents, including pregnant and parenting young people. This May, let’s end the shame and stigma and instead focus on real solutions that ensure that all families have the tools to make their own decisions and pursue their dreams. Sign the petition (in English and Spanish) here: http://ow.ly/wKkk6 #NoTeenShame  

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  • Ted joined the staff of the Office of Youth and Young Adult Ministries in February 2010. He brings more than twenty years' experience using media to create social change by creating communications strategies and content for progressive non-profits, political campaigns, and cause...

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