Target: Nevada Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling
Goal: Don’t limit sex education in public schools.
Students in Nevada will no longer be able to learn all the information they need to lead safe and healthy sex lives, if legislation introduced by State Assemblywoman Victoria Dooling becomes law. Frank, open, and honest sex education should be available to every American adolescent. Demand that Assemblywoman Dooling abandon her dangerous bill at once.
Dooling’s bill will negatively impact Nevadans’ sex education in three ways. First, no information on AIDS or the reproductive system could be taught to students before the seventh grade, despite the fact that many will have questions about sex long before then. Secondly, schools will no longer be able to contract out sex education units to specially-trained third party sex educators. Lastly, and perhaps most absurdly, no sex education curriculum can contain “explicit depictions of sexual activity.” How Assemblywoman Dooling thinks that sexual systems, health, and safety can be taught without pictures is, at this point, entirely unclear.
Thorough sex education is the best way to cut down on unwanted pregnancies and ensure that the next generation can have fulfilling and safe sex lives. Sign the petition below to demand that Assemblywoman Dooling rescind her proposal from consideration so that it never has the chance to throw Nevada’s children into ignorance.
Dear Assemblywoman Dooling,
I am writing you today regarding your sex education proposal, AB 375. This is a horrible piece of legislation that will put the health and safety of countless students in your state in jeopardy.
A multitude of studies have shown that thorough sex education is the key to reducing unplanned pregnancies, especially among teenagers. Your bill would greatly impact your state’s ability to conduct that very necessary education.
By restricting information on AIDS, you put students at risk of getting the disease. By preventing schools from bringing in specialized sex educators to teach students about reproductive systems and health, you force students to learn from teachers who may not know anything about the topic or who have political stances against sex ed. And how are students supposed to learn about sex and reproductive systems if they can’t even see informational pictures about them?
These kinds of restrictions are entirely political in nature and have no basis in what is best for children, their educations, or their future sex lives. I demand that you rescind AB 375 from consideration so that it can never become law in your state.
[Your Name Here]
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