On August 25th, New Mexico and California will be celebrating Young Parents Day of Recognition.* To mark the occasion, California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) and Young Women United (YWU) invite you to join in the celebration wherever you are by uplifting young parents’ resilience! Whether they are our children, parents, siblings, tías/os, primas/os, friends, or partners, young parents are part of the fabric of our communities.
Here is what you can do to celebrate, support, and amplify Young Parents Day of Recognition!
1) URGE SENATOR PORTANTINO, CHAIR OF SENATE APPROPRIATIONS, (August 15 – 16),
TO VOTE “AYE” ON AB 2289.
@Portantino, don’t let ONLY $200,000 stand in the way of ensuring TWO generations of our future have the support they need to thrive! Vote “Aye” to move #AB2289 off suspense. #J4YF CLICK TO TWEET
Studies show that when parents have the time to bond with their child, their child has healthier outcomes. @SenatorPortantino vote “Aye” to move #AB2289 off suspense. $200,000 is a small price to pay for generations of healthy youth. #J4YF CLICK TO TWEET
2) SHOW YOUR SUPPORT FOR YOUNG PARENTS ON SOCIAL MEDIA!
Starting today August 15th, tell us why you support / celebrate young parents by posting your love on social media (FB, IG, Twitter, etc.). What have been the milestones, journeys, or joyous moments of the young parent/s in your life?
STEP 1 – Fill in the blank:
I celebrate young families because________. #YoungParentsDay #J4YF #RespectYoungFams
I support young families because________.#YoungParentsDay #J4YF #RespectYoungFams
STEP 2 (optional) – Choose your favorite picture marking a milestone or joy in the lives of the young parent/s in your life.
STEP 3 – Post the statement in STEP 1 and share the photo in STEP 2 and help us love on young parents!
3) JOIN OUR YOUNG PARENTS DAY TWEET CHAT.
On August 25th, Young Women United (YWU) and California Latinas for Reproductive Justice (CLRJ) will be co-hosting a Twitter Chat celebrating Young Parents Day from 12:00pm-1:00pm PCT. Join the conversation by using #YOUngParentsMatter