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Senate in Massachusetts passes Sex Ed bill with Media Literacy requirement

July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Sen. Cynthia Creem introduces her media literacy amendment to the Healthy Youth bill. Massachusetts would become the first state to require that sex education in public schools include media literacy education if the Healthy Youth bi

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Rhode Island has new Media Literacy law

July 20th, 2017|Tags: , , , , , |

Mike Trofi, We the People state coordinator in Rhode Island and leader of Rhode Island chapter of Media Literacy Now, testifies before House Education Committee on March 22, 2017 By Mike Trofi The Rhode Island Media Literacy Now orga

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Progress in Massachusetts – Sex Ed bill with Media Literacy going to full Senate

July 18th, 2017|Tags: , , , , |

                  Update: Thanks to the advocacy efforts of Media Literacy Now and Massachusetts Coordinator Tamara Sobel, the Massachusetts Healthy Youth bill (now  S.2113) pertaining to co

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Connecticut has New Media Literacy and Digital Citizenship Law

June 17th, 2017|Tags: , , , |

Members of Welcome to Reality meet with the sponsoring senator (from left to right): Anthony Gay, Sen. Terry Gerratana, Qur-an Webb, Marcus Stallworth We are thrilled to announce that thanks to the work of our partners in Connecticut

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Media Literacy Needs Your Support in Massachusetts

June 8th, 2017|

The Massachusetts state legislature will be holding hearings on media literacy bills June 13 and June 20. We need advocates and supporters of media literacy to go and speak in front of the committees or submit written testimony. June 1

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State legislation is advancing across the country

March 23rd, 2017|

Quick update! There has been a lot of action already this year. I want to let you know where the initiative stands, with more information coming soon. In most cases you can get more details on individual chapter pages or on the legisla

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National School Board Administration conference

March 22nd, 2017|

I'll be at the NSBA Conference in Denver this weekend, facilitating a panel on media literacy at 3:45 pm on Sunday. I will also be appearing on the radio show Issues in Education on Saturday at 3:45 pm Mountain time. Issues in Educatio

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We are now in New Mexico, with legislation introduced

February 15th, 2017|Tags: |

We welcomed Pamela Pereyra to MLN as the leader of our New Mexico state chapter just a few weeks ago, and soon after she announced that Rep. Antonio “Moe” Maestas would introduce legislation calling for statewide discussions on media l

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Hearing on Washington state follow-up bill with funding request

February 13th, 2017|

The Feb. 13 hearing before the Senate Early Learning & K-12 Education Committee on SB 5449 starts at 53 minutes. This link will take you to the correct location.

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Legislative introductions this year arriving at a quick pace

February 13th, 2017|

By Erin McNeill I’m thrilled to announce that our new model bill has been introduced in several states since the beginning of the year, when many state legislative sessions began. Meanwhile, several other states are moving forward with

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Thanks for your support of our work

January 19th, 2017|Tags: |

We're pleased to announce our end-of-the-year fundraising campaign was a success. Through our crowdfunding campaign and direct donations on the website, we raised nearly $3,000, much of it from new donors. This fundraising campaign wi

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