VIRGINNI.SEX

Tuesday, Jan. 17, 1995

Virginians for Justice ACTION ALERT

SEX EDUCATION UNDER ATTACK

The Virginia House of Delegates is considering an amendment to 
House Bill 797 that would allow local public school systems to 
remove "Family Life Education" from their curriculum.  The 
amendment was made by Del. Robert Marshall (R-Manassas).

VJ opposes all attempts to limit or remove FLE requirements
because many young Virginians have no other opportunity to
learn about the transmission of sexual diseases or to learn
about human sexuality.  The Marshall amendment also includes
a provision that all students would need parental permission
to attend FLE classes rather than the current "opt-out"
procedure.

Please phone 1-800-889-0229 to voice your opposition
to the Marshall amendment to HB797.  An operator will
record a yea or nay, but usually no further comments.   The
House is expected to vote on HB797 as soon as Tueday afternoon,
Jan. 17, but the battle will likely continue during the
coming week.

You must know your Delegate's name or your district number
to use the 1-800 number.  If you do not know either, check
your voter registration card or call your local voter registrar.

FOR NON-VIRGINIANS, the best tactic might be to phone Delegate
Marshall's office at 804-786-7297 or to make supportive
calls to a likely ally, Speaker of the House, Del. Thomas
Moss (D-Norfolk) 804-786-6880.

For more information call VJ at 804-643-4816 or e-mail
[email protected]

PLEASE FORWARD AND CROSS-POST AT WILL.  Thank you.


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Jessea Greenman 
Co-Chair, Project 21, GLAAD/SFBA

1360 Mission #200, San Francisco CA 94103
ph/fax @ home: 510-601-8883
[Project 21 has received major funding from the Columbia Foundation.]


Jessea Greenman 
Co-Chair, Project 21, GLAAD/SFBA
1360 Mission #200, San Francisco CA 94103
ph/fax @ home: 510-601-8883