Take Action: Demand Zero Tolerance for Female Genital Mutilation in the U.S.

11 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 11 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 lack laws. Take five minutes and speak up for the girls who are voiceless.

Alabama

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.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Alabama

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Connecticut

SB74 was introduced by the Joint Committee on the Judiciary February 11, 2020. Contact your state legislators and ask that they support SB74.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Connecticut

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Hawaii

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.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Hawaii

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Mississippi

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.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Mississippi

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New Mexico

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in New Mexico

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Wyoming

HB0127 passed unanimously in the House. Contact your State Senator and ask that they support HB0127.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Wyoming

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Washington

HB2000, introduced in 2019, has been reintroduced for the 2020 legislative session.  Contact your state legislators and ask that they support HB2000.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in Washington

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D.C.

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.

Sample letter: Ban Female Genital Mutilation in D.C.

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*Estimate is for the Washington-Arlington-Alexandria metropolitan statistical area. Arlington and Alexandria located in the bordering state of Virginia.
 

2 Comments

  1. Anne M Storm says:

    We had work to do, clearly. How about it, Tulsi Gabbard? Bernie Sanders?

  2. constance Anais says:

    Stop FGM in all of the world, not just USA. What an inhuman and barbaric practice. It must be stopped!

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