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Action Alert: Supporting the Congressional Champions Who Stood Strong Against Child Marriage

Written By: Lori Adelman
January 19, 2011

 

Because of you and Congressional champions, The International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act was almost signed into law this year.

After achieving unanimous support for the legislation in the Senate, the bill moved to the House for passage – but failed to receive the super-majority (2/3 of the members) needed for passage. Nevertheless, the tireless champions on Capitol Hill deserve our thanks for their efforts to eliminate the practice of child marriage and its harmful consequences.

Click on their names to send emails thanking Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL), Senator Olympia Snowe (R-ME), and Representative Betty McCollum (D-MN) for their steadfast leadership. You can use the sample text below or feel free to write your own personal note of thanks.

Dear [NAME]:

Thank you very much for your steadfast leadership and tireless efforts to secure a just and healthy life for women and girls. I sincerely appreciate all the time and energy you and your dedicated staff put forth getting the International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act as far you did in the legislative process.

Without leaders like you, millions of girls will continue to suffer due to this human rights violation, and I hope you will continue leadership stand up for women and girls in the years to come. Together, we can make a difference in their lives and their future.

Sincerely,
[NAME]

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