Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID), U.S. Senator Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI), Congresswoman
Gwen Moore (D-WI) and Congressman Dave Reichert (R-WA) introduced the Stop
Abuse for Every Teen (SAFE Teen) Act. This important, bipartisan legislation
recognizes the severity of teen dating violence throughout the country and
allows schools to use federal funding for prevention and education.
to reports, 1 in 4 adolescents reports emotional, physical, or sexual violence
while each year while 1 in 10 adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Teen victims
of dating violence suffer long-term negative health consequences and show poor
student achievement. That is why we must call on Congress to pass the SAFE Act
passed into law, this bill would:
Schools must recognize the prevalence of teen dating
violence and work to prevent and educate young adults. Please urge your Members
of Congress to cosponsor the SAFE Teen Act today!
Please co-sponsor and pass the SAFE Teen Act today.
Dear [Decision Maker],
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, one in four adolescents experiences emotional, physical, or sexual violence each year and one in ten adolescents reports being a victim of physical dating violence. Teen dating violence is pervasive throughout our nation and results in poor physical and mental health in addition to lower student achievement.
Sincerely,[Your Name] [Your Address] [City, State ZIP]