Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Be the Voice For Girls

The Girl Scouts Advocacy Network provides a tool for you to become a voice for girls and to make a difference in your community and across the nation. Together, we can educate policymakers and community leaders on issues that directly affect girls and the Girl Scouts. By being an advocate, you will have an impact on girl policy issues moving through Congress and state legislatures.
As Congress considers federal research and STEM programs, Troop Capitol Hill Co-chairs Representatives Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) and Kay Granger (R-TX) introduced a bipartisan bill to inspire and support girls and underrepresented minorities to enter the STEM workforce.

H.R. 4161, the 21st Century STEM for Underrepresented Students Act, would allow the National Science Foundation to provide funding to evaluate programs aimed for out-of-school or summer activities that engage underrepresented students in grades kindergarten through 8th in STEM.

We are pleased to announce that the House Science Committee included the exact language in its comprehensive effort to reauthorize important research and science programs at several federal agencies – an important step towards enactment.

Please join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network and Take Action to send a message of thanks to House Science Committee Chairman Lamar Smith (R-TX) for his support of our efforts to see girls succeed and become interested in science, technology, engineering or math fields.
Join the Girl Scouts Advocacy Network  This will only take a moment of your time.  PLEASE DO IT NOW.
When you join the Girl Scout Advocacy Network, you will ensure your voice is heard in Congress, the state legislatures and your local governments.  The Girls Advocacy Network is a collective voice of over 13,000 (and growing!) that responds to policy issues in our Girl Scout 2014 Legislative Agenda. As a member you are able to:

  • Receive updates on issues moving through Congress and the state legislatures;

  • Send customized messages to your elected officials;

  • Have access to contact information for your elected officials; and

  • Be part of a growing grassroots network that addresses issues impacting girls.

 We encourage you to share this grassroots advocacy tool with your Boards, Staff and Volunteers!

The link to the site is

Thanks for all of your support toward advocacy!

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