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COMIC: The Abstinence Class The Abstinence Class
Matt Bors is the creator of the ACLU’s series of StandUp comics. His latest installment, The Abstinence Class, he illustrates how difficult it can be for teens to get real answers to questions about sex.
SPOKEN WORD: The Fallacy of Unicorns The Fallacy of Unicorns
Unabridged, from spoken word artists Steve Connell and Sekou (tha misfit), is a new collection of poetry written especially for the ACLU that celebrates the power of words and captures the passion behind several of our current battles in the courtrooms and in Congress. The Fallacy of Unicorns tackles the issue of abstinence-only-until-marriage programs. Here's what Steve has to say about this issue: "I believe there are few things more critical for our well being as a country then a good education for all its' citizens and few issues more demanding of a good education then the issue of sex. Without honest, open, candid dialogue about sex our children and our future is in jeopardy and if we don't find a way to make a strong education an essential value then we as a country will fall further and further behind the rest of the world. That's why I wanted to write this piece. It is my hope that this piece will join the efforts of the ACLU to eradicate this as an issue of contention in the near future."
Take Issue, Take Charge Postcard Take Issue, Take Charge Postcard:
These 4x6" postcards are available either as blank cards or with pre-printed messages through your local ACLU.
Pop Quiz Postcard Back "Pop Quiz" Postcard:
This postcard text quotes directly from abstinence-only-until-marriage materials. Why not let the programs speak for themselves?
<b>Dear Friend... Postcard Back</b> "Dear Friend..." Postcard:
This postcard features the Take Issue, Take Charge logo on the front, while the text on the back detail just a few of the outrageous aspects of abstinence-only-until marriage education.
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Take Issue, Take Charge Logo (small) Take Issue, Take Charge Logo (small): Post this Take Issue, Take Charge logo today on your homepage, as part of your e-mail signature, or feature it on other action items. Include the link: www.TakeIssueTakeCharge.org and make the Take Issue, Take Charge website just a click away.


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Take Issue, Take Charge Today
We all want healthy families and teens, but what can we do to help foster these goals in our communities? For starters we can ensure that teens have the education they need to make responsible choices when it comes to sex. We can teach them about the benefits of abstinence while making sure that they have the information and tools they need to prevent unintended pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases if they do start having sex. Together we can Take Issue, Take Charge!