All Our Lives is proud to support the Pregnant and Parenting Students Access to Education Act in the United States Congress. The Act provides the necessary framework and resources to states and school districts to improve graduation rates for pregnant and parenting students, and to ensure that states and localities fulfill their obligations to these students under Title IX. If you represent an organization that can support this piece of legislation, please sign on to this letter to Congress and show your support. If you do not represent an organization but wish to support the bill, please write or call your member of Congress (a handwritten letter or fax is best; email is the least effective) and ask them to support H.R. 2617
The National Women's Law Center is providing the following information resources for pregnant and parenting students:
- Fact Sheet: Pregnant and Parenting Students' Rights (Provided by NWLC, high school focused)
- Fact Sheet: Pregnant and Parenting Students’ Rights: FAQs for College and Graduate School (Provided by NWLC, college and graduate school focused)
- The Rights and Resources Guide & State by State Resources (Provided by the National Crittenton Foundation, focused on custody and placement rights)
Finally, if you suspect that you or someone you know has been subjected to discrimination on the basis of being a pregnant or parenting student, you can contact the NWLC by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org or by calling 202-588-5180. Depending on your situation, they might be able to help you directly, refer you to a more appropriate person or work to ensure that those who follow you do not face the same barriers.