March Newsletter: 19-year-old New Hampshire legislator fights to protect children, Campus program fellows share the ups and downs of engaging peers in contentious topics, U.S. senators introduce legislation to close immigration loophole

Dear AHA Foundation Supporter,

This month Senator Ron Johnson proposed legislation that would close immigration visa loopholes that enable child marriage in the United States. Senate bill 742 “Protecting Children Through Eliminating Visa Loopholes Act” would tackle child marriage directly and counteract the exploitation of our current visa system. Please join us in supporting this bill. Bipartisan support is crucial in stopping this child abuse in our communities and every voice matters! Read more about the legislation and please ask your federal legislators to co-sponsor and support this bill.

At 19 years old, Cassandra Levesque is one of the youngest elected officials in New Hampshire history. She is inspiring to all, and is leading the charge to end child marriage completely in her state. Her advocacy work started with a Girl Scout project and transformed into a lifelong goal. This month she shares her journey with our supporters. Read about it here.

Is ideological diversity on North American college campuses possible? In this blog, our Critical Thinking Fellowship (CTF) campus program fellows share the ups and downs of hosting controversial campus events. Hear from three of our fellows who were determined to create open dialogue around women’s issues on campuses.

We are grateful for your support.

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Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Founder

Ayaan Hirsi Ali