15 states in the U.S. still do not have any laws protecting girls from this child abuse. With the federal law in legal limbo, we cannot waste one more day. We are calling on our supporters in the 15 states to demand their legislators prioritize women and girls in their state by banning this practice. Legislators tell us that hearing from their constituents matters. They want to hear from you! Find sample letter templates and your legislators below if you live in one of the states who lacks laws. Take five minutes and speak up for the girls who are voiceless.
Alabama bill HB53 passed in the House of Representatives and is now pending in the Senate Judiciary Committee. Contact your state senator and ask that they support HB53 for passage this year.
SB74 was introduced by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary February 11, 2020. Contact your state legislators and ask that they support SB74.
Anti-FGM bills HB132 and SB1434 didn’t pass when they were introduced in 2019, but they’ve been reintroduced in 2020. They haven’t moved forward in the 2020 session. Contact your state legislators and ask that they support the passage of an anti-FGM bill this legislative session.
SB72 passed in the Senate and has moved onto the House. A companion bill, HB285, has been introduced in the Kentucky House of Representatives. Contact your state representative in the House and ask that they support the passage of an anti-FGM bill this legislative session.
H4606, the newest draft of the Massachusetts FGM bills, has been reported favorably out of the House Judiciary committee and referred to the committee on Health Care Financing. Contact your state legislators and demand that they support the passage of H4606 this legislative session.
Three anti-FGM bills have been introduced in Mississippi: HB1413, HB1550, and SB2075. None have moved forward in their respective chambers. Contact your state legislators and ask that they support the passage of an anti-FGM bill this legislative session.
H83 has already passed the House, and needs to be voted on in the Senate. Please write your senator and ask them to support this bill!
HB0127 passed unanimously in the House. Contact your State Senator and ask that they support HB0127.
HB2000, introduced in 2019, has been reintroduced for the 2020 legislative session. Contact your state legislators and ask that they support HB2000.
HB23-0339 is still pending. The last action was in June of 2019. Contact your councilmember and request for a hearing and support for HB23-0339.
*Estimate is for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan statistical area. Arlington and Alexandria located in the bordering state of Virginia.