During the current 113th Congress (2013-2015), policymakers in Congress, the White House, and administrative agencies are addressing a host of critical issues affecting girls and women. We've updated our Take Action page to reflect policy issues of top concern on the Hill with a specific focus on increasing STEM access for girls, preventing violence, and supporting economic literacy for all youth. On each respective page, you will find lists of relevant bills that we hope you will urge your representatives to support.
Our team is tracking a variety of policy topics, including: (a) funding for afterschool programs in the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), (b) combatting military sexual assault through the Military Justice Improvement Act (MJIA), (c) protecting girls at risk of human trafficking, (d) increasing opportunities for girls in STEM, and (e) broadening girls' financial capabilities and skills.
Girls Inc. ensures that girls' voices are a part of these advocacy efforts. We join policymakers and other leaders in the field to drive and influence key legislation and initiativies protecting girls from violence, opening opportunities to girls and women, and ensuring equality in all girls' pursuits. Let your voice be heard and make an impact by joining Girls Inc.'s advocacy efforts to create a better America for all girls.