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Equal Rights Amendment Update
We are happy to report that the ERA was not called for a vote this week. Thank you for all your hard work to contact your legislators and reach out to others to engage their help on this important issue. Your efforts combined with divine intervention kept the ERA from moving forward. Your voices were truly heard in Springfield this week!

The resolution to ratify the ERA still remains on the table and can still be voted on, but the Illinois Senate and the Illinois House will not meet again until mid January 2018. Click here for more

June 23, 2015

'Selfie' with contraceptives for extra credit?

A geometry teacher in Alameda, California, has been suspended after suggesting that students who wanted to boost their grades look for their parents' contraceptives and take "selfies" with them. While Encinal High School officials are dismissing the assignment as a joke, at least one student took teacher Wing-Wah Leung seriously. That student's selfie was shown as an example in class.

Valerie Huber, executive director of the National Abstinence Education Association, says even if it was a prank, it's something parents need to be wary of.

"... It's sending a disturbing message to teens, to youths that any kind of sexual experimentation, discussion, and encroaching on privacy, even of parents, is a green light," says Huber. "And that's certainly not the message that our schools and our teachers should be communicating."

Click here for the originating article from OneNewsNow.