AWRT To Work With Girl Scouts On Health Bill
July 9, 2010 at 4:15 AM (PT)
THE ALLIANCE FOR WOMEN IN MEDIA has entered into a partnership with GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA to gain passage of the Healthy Media for Youth Act (H.R. 4925). The bill, which was introduced by U.S. Reps. TAMMY BALDWIN (D-WI) and SHELLEY MOORE CAPITO (R-WV) and developed in close collaboration with GIRL SCOUTS OF THE USA, calls for improving media literacy for youth and encouraging the promotion of healthier media messages about girls and women.
As part of the partnership, the two organizations will work together to build support for the legislation on Capitol Hill and across the country.
"The Alliance has been, and continues to be, concerned about the stereotypes and unhealthy images of women portrayed by the media. The impact of such images -- particularly on girls -- is devastating. We are honored to partner with THE GIRLS SCOUTS on the Healthy Media for Youth Act, as it will promote public awareness of media literacy initiatives and the need for positive, healthy images of women and girls," said Chair SYLVIA STROBEL, ESQ.