Current Legislation

Senate Bill 2766 – Girls’ Leadership, Engagement, Agency, and Development Act of 2019

US S. 2766 – 116th Congress
Sponsors: Sen Susan Collins (R-ME), Sen Benjamin Cardin (D- MD).

This legislation would support and expand civic engagement and political leadership of adolescent girls around the world.

Among its strategies:

Strengthening the participation of adolescents, particularly adolescent girls, in democracy, human rights, and governance, including increasing …civic and political knowledge, advocacy, leadership and research skills, leadership opportunities, intergenerational mentorship opportunities, data and media literacy, and supporting their meaningful political participation and engagement in civil society and the public sphere…

You can make a difference!  Don’t delay; give your input to your legislators today!
  • Find your Congressional representatives’ contact info.
    To locate your senator and/or representative, visit Congress.gov, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and under “Current Members of Congress,” choose your state from the drop-down menu.
  • Call or write Congress about S.2766.
    This site will walk you through the process of calling and/or writing your representative and senators in Congress about S.2766.

You can use this message, or write your own:

Dear _____,

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 number/s).


Sincerely,
Your name and address; 
email and/or phone

  • Let Us Know

    …about your outreach and THANK YOU – you are helping create a more media literate world!

Contact Media Literacy Now,  call us at 617-744-9563 or email us at info@medialiteracynow.org.

US S. 2766 – 116th Congress

Oct 31, 2019 – Introduced into Congress; read twice and referred to Senate Foreign Relations.

Senate Bill 2240/House Bill 4668 – Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act

The Digital Citizenship and Media Literacy Act was introduced in the Senate in July 2019 by Sen. Amy Klobuchar; its companion bill in the House was introduced in October 2019 by Rep. Elissa Slotkin. These bills would provide $20 million in federal grants to help schools develop digital citizenship and media literacy education in grades K-12. Klobuchar’s office released this press release about the bill.

US S. 2240 – 116th Congress
Sponsors: Sen Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Sen Michael F Bennet (D-CO), Sen Tina Smith (D-MN), Sen Gary C Peters (D-MI), et al.

US H.4668 – 116th Congress 
Sponsor: Rep. Elissa Slotkin (D-MI), et al.

Recognizing that:

Media literacy education is critical to allow young people to make informed decisions,
Media literacy education must be inclusive and accessible for all,
Media literacy empowers young people and gives them the agency to make informed decisions about their future, advertisements, the use of controlled substances, nutrition, and physical health,
Equipping students with the skills to make informed decisions in these areas contributes to the betterment of mental health and public health,
Media literacy allows young people to develop the critical thinking skills that will help them become informed voters,

…the Secretary of Education would establish a grant program to promote media literacy and digital citizenship competencies…

You can make a difference!  Don’t delay; give your input to your legislators today!
  • Find your Congressional representatives’ contact info.
    To locate your senator and/or representative, visit Congress.gov, scroll to the bottom of the screen, and under “Current Members of Congress,” choose your state from the drop-down menu.
  • Call or write Congress about S.2240 and/or H.4668.
    This link will walk you through the process of calling and/or writing your senators in Congress about S.2240.
  • This link will walk you through the process of calling and/or writing your representative in Congress about H.4668.

You can use this message, or write your own:

Dear _____,

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 number/s).


Sincerely,
Your name and address; 
email and/or phone

  • Let Us Know

    …about your outreach and THANK YOU – you are helping create a more media literate world!

Contact Media Literacy Now,  call us at 617-744-9563 or email us at info@medialiteracynow.org.

US H. 4668
Oct 11, 2019 – Introduced in House; Referred to House Committee on Education and Labor.

US S.2240
Jul 23, 2019 – Introduced into Congress; read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions.

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