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Advocates Launches Amplify - a New Youth Activist Website
Date:1/22/2009

Inaugural Campaign: Roe v. Wade Blog-a-thon

WASHINGTON, Jan. 22 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Today, Advocates for Youth launches Amplify (www.amplifyyourvoice.org), a new interactive, youth-driven activist website with a week-long blog-a-thon in support of Roe v. Wade, the U.S. landmark decision legalizing abortion. The blog-a-thon, running from January 22-27, can be found at www.amplifyyourvoice.org/roevwade.

Following is a statement by James Wagoner, president of Advocates for Youth:

"While everyone now knows about the central role young people played in the recent election of President Barack Obama, few know how strongly young people supported progressive positions on the various sexual and reproductive health ballot measures around the country. While 52% of Californians voted for Proposition 8, the anti-equal marriage amendment, 61% of young people voted against it. Also, in California, 64% of young people voted against an anti-abortion parental notification amendment. In South Dakota, 60% of youth voted against an abortion ban. In Colorado over 70% voted against a similar anti-abortion measure.

Last November, young people demonstrated their support for reproductive and sexual health rights in this country. That's why we have launched Amplify -- to give that voice visibility and provide a space where young people can help make change. Given their support for abortion rights, the anniversary of Roe v. Wade is a meaningful time to launch this site and to offer young people a new and exciting opportunity to join the debate on how to make America a sexually healthy nation.

Amplify (www.amplifyyourvoice.org), our new interactive website will serve as a vehicle for youth-led grassroots activism around sexual and reproductive health. As the site says, "Amplify isn't about making the world suddenly perfect -- it's about change, about standing up for what we believe in. It's also a place to celebrate the incredible work [young people] are doing across the United States and around the world."

Amplify brings together new media technologies -- from blogging to youth-generated action alerts to social networking communities such as Facebook and MySpace -- as tools for young people to influence policy and culture in America and around the world. This online community is working to showcase issues of sexual health and reproductive justice and to highlight the cultural hypocrisies inherent in a society that uses sex to sell everything from the Super Bowl to soda pop, yet is afraid to provide young people with age appropriate, science-based sex education.

The 2008 presidential campaign proved once and for all that young people have the power to transform politics and issue advocacy. Through Amplify, we are thrilled to take our partnership with these activists to the next level."

Advocates for Youth is a national organization that promotes programs and advocates for policies that help young people make informed and responsible decisions about their reproductive and sexual health.


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