Virginia Young Democrats To Push for Medically-Accurate Sex Education

Richmond, VA --  On Monday, February 5th, the Virginia House Education Committee will consider House Bill 159, sponsored by Del. Sam Rasoul.

The legislation requires that every locality in Virginia offer sex education courses that are medically accurate.

"This is a common sense bill that will give students real, medically-accurate facts so they can make healthy decisions," said VAYD President James Lewis.

Members of the Virginia Young Democrats plan to attend the committee hearing and support the bill.

"On Monday, our members will testify before the Virginia House Education Committee in support of House Bill 159 because our work does not end on Election Day,” said VAYD Political Director Maggie Davis. "We will continue advocating for good ideas that improve our Commonwealth and future."

Supporting this legislation has been a long-term priority for the Virginia Young Democrats and was included in the organization's Lobby Day agenda that brought dozens of young people from around the Commonwealth to speak with legislators about their priorities.

VAYD Teen Caucus Chair Susanna Maize added that, “Giving every Virginia student access to medically accurate sex education has the power to save lives and to save the Commonwealth billions in taxpayer dollars. This legislation is a necessity for the health of Virginia’s high school students.”
For more information on this legislation and current Virginia sex education laws, visit a positive voice.