The COVID-19 pandemic has affected nearly every facet of society, unveiling how current systems have and continue to fail communities in Ohio and across the country. Ohio’s elected officials like Governor Mike DeWine, Lieutenant Governor John Husted, Attorney General David Yost, and the Director of the Ohio Department of Health
Current requirements for sex education in Alabama are sex negative, homophobic, medically inaccurate, culturally incompetent, ineffective, and do not provide the kind of information young people want and need to live happy and healthy sexual lives.
The sexual health programming in Ohio’s public schools is not mandated to be medically accurate, age-appropriate, culturally competent, and is not prohibited from promoting religion or biased information.
Young people and historically marginalized communities have called for bold democracy reform and an expansion of voting rights in Ohio and across the country. In order to protect the integrity of elections and ensure broad civic participation by young people, rural communities, people with low-incomes, and Black, Native, Latinx, and
Young people deserve sex ed that is gender inclusive, trauma-informed, free of stigma, and allows for conversations surrounding pleasure.
On the November 6, 2018 ballot, Alabamians will vote on Amendment 2, an anti-abortion constitutional amendment proposed by the state legislature. This amendment would enshrine a “right to life” in the Alabama state constitution.
Fake health centers deceive people into thinking they are getting comprehensive healthcare, including abortion services. In reality, these centers only give biased and medically inaccurate information to coerce, judge, and shame young people seeking abortion services.
Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) (created in 2012) grants two-year protection from deportation to undocumented young people who were brought to the US as children and allows them to apply for a work permit. The program was rescinded in September 2017 by President Trump.