Welcome ~ A Note from Your Chapter Leader
Hi, and welcome to the MA page for MLN! We hope you will join us in supporting policy and legislation ensuring that young people in Massachusetts are learning the critical skills of Media Literacy to improve their lives, their choices, their health, and their ability to understand the world as it is.
Take Action Now
Your input to your State Legislators can help make a difference. Don’t delay; give your input today!
Write an Email
to both your State Representative and your State Senator or call them and ask them to support the bills that promote Media Literacy–be sure to use specific bill numbers as listed on our Current Legislation page.
Include your name and address to identify that you are their constituent, and preferably your email and phone number.
Use your own language, or see language we can suggest below:
I believe that understanding media is a critical skill for students as the citizens of the future, as media is the predominant information provider of our times and young people need skills to navigate the world of media safely and responsibly. I ask you to support bills that provide for Media Literacy education, including _______ (bill numbers).
Your Name, Address
(email and phone)
Let Us Know
about your outreach here and THANK YOU–you are helping create a more media literate world!
Tamara Sobel, J.D, C.S.E., is the Founder and National Coordinator of the Girls, Women + Media Project, a website and activism network that was one of the first to focus on media education and activism around the representation of girls and women in popular media. She is a Certified Sexuality Educator with a special interest in how media affects body image, sexual development and decisionmaking, and gender equality. Prior to her work with media literacy, Tamara was a public interest attorney who specialized in public health and consumer protection, and she remains interested in advocacy in education and public health policy/legislation. You can contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org.