Contact your Senators today to ask for their support!
Did you know…
- Nearly 90% of girls say the media places a lot of pressure on teenage girls to be thin
- Only 46% of girls think that the fashion industry does a good job of representing people of all races and ethnicities
- 55% of teenage girls admit they diet to lose weight and 37% know a girl with an eating disorder (Girls & Body Image, 2010)
Girl Scouts of the USA took action to fix these problems and to help girls and young women see themselves in a new and stronger light. We worked closely with Congresswomen Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) and Shelley Moore Capito (R-WV) to introduce the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925) in the US House of Representatives. Recently, Senator Kay Hagan introduced (S. 3852) in the US Senate. This bill supports media literacy programs and youth empowerment groups, like the Girl Scouts, and encourages healthy, balanced, and positive images of girls and women in media.
Ask your Senators to be a Voice for Girls and support S. 3852! We have crafted a draft email for you that be sent at a click of a button. Remember it’s your story-tell it! Read more