VAYD’s New Board Took A Stand Against Sexual Assault As Our Very First Act – Here’s Why That Matters


April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month, and unfortunately, young people are disproportionately affected by sexual violence. Young women in college are 3 times more likely than other women to experience sexual violence. 21 percent of transgender, genderqueer, or gender non-conforming college students have been sexually assaulted.

Virginia House Republicans Kill HB 159


Richmond, VA --  On Monday, February 5th, Republicans on the Virginia House Education Committee killed legislation requiring medically-accurate health information be provided to Virginia's high school students.



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.

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