December Newsletter: 15 states still have not criminalized FGM, AHA Foundation travels to Arizona, Donor spotlight and more.
Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,
We are making our last efforts in the year to prepare to reach our goal of banning FGM in the U.S. by 2020!
A week ago, our team traveled to the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) conference in Scottsdale, Arizona to speak directly with legislators from the remaining 15 states that have yet to criminalize FGM–all of which run a high risk of becoming trafficking destinations for this practice. As a result of our outreach, ALEC has accepted our model anti-FGM legislation as their main guide for state legislation against this child abuse. This is one of our biggest victories of the year!
As this year comes to a close, I urge you to renew your commitment and support of our life-saving programs. A great thank you to those supporters who have already sent in their contributions. Your gift helps protect women and girls in the U.S. from culturally-motivated oppression and abuse.