Urge Congress to support the Keeping Girls in Schools Act!

Urge your members of Congress to support the Keeping Girls in Schools Act! 

Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), and Lisa Murkowski (R-AK) and Representatives Lois Frankel (D-FL), Susan Brooks (R-IN), Nita Lowey (D-NY), and Brian Fitzpatrick (R-PA) have recently introduced the Keeping Girls in School Act of 2019, a bill designed to ensure that U.S. foreign assistance programs address the barriers preventing millions of girls around the world from attaining education. This important legislation will help close the gender gap in education around the world.

Equal access to education is critical to development of nations. While we have made some progress, we must do more to close the gender gaps in education systems. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) estimates that 130 million girls ages 6 to 17 are not attending school. Girls in low-income countries continue to face many barriers to education, including poverty, gender-based violence, child marriage, early pregnancy, and conflict.

Please urge your members of Congress to support this bill!  PERSONALIZE the message below with your experience and values to maximize its effectiveness.

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