There are so many reasons to register to be a part of the first Virtual March in support of responsible reproductive health policy in South Carolina:
- South Carolina is considered an HIV "hot spot" by the CDC
- STIs and STDs are spreading at alarming rates, with half of all new cases affecting young people between the ages of 15 and 24;
- Teen pregnancy rates are on the rise (three in 10 girls will become pregnant at least once before the age of 20);
- Woefully inadequate female representation in our state government (SC ranks dead last)
Here's the kicker. We know how to solve this! And 80 percent of South Carolinians agree on the solution: policies that provide for comprehensive sex education and prevention programs. We just have to let our legislators know.
If you want to be a part of the solution and are willing to send an email to your state representatives (it's that easy), register for the Virtual March.
Riggs Partners is honored and excited to be working with TellThemSC.org in getting the word out. We think there's no greater issue facing our state today.