Now this isn’t your normal mediocre sex education course in middle school, the new classes go through everything from the educational purposes, learning boundaries, and self-defense.
In city halls, state capitals and the chambers of Congress, elected officials are making decisions about young women’s bodies, lives, and futures— without listening to our voices. We’re here to change that. Platform is a new training and lobby organization dedicated to ensuring the voices of all those who identify as young women are heard in the rooms where decisions are made. We do this through:
Every month we will release a new Policy Debate Pack that serves as a guide to an issue, from lingo to key statistics to stakeholders to history to taking action.
A college degree is a historic barrier to entry to a good paying jobs and access to opportunity, and the barrier to higher education needs to come down.
For far too long, the voices of women have been pushed aside for politicians’ personal interests. At Platform, we give women megaphones. Keep reading to learn about what women are really saying.
For me, the journey towards finding authenticity in who I am as an Asian-American woman has been a long and complex journey that, in many ways, is still an ongoing process of seeking personal empowerment without politically disempowering others.
Our political culture continues to perpetuate this idea that motherhood is a class privilege, reserved for women with enough funds to provide their kids, while simultaneously eroding the very democratic notion of freedom of choice.