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GrassROOTS Advocates

We ADVOCATE for community, legislative and policy actions that benefit women and girls’ health and well-being.

Within Schools

We advocate for:
Eliminating out-of-school suspension for PreK to 3rd grade

Daily Physical Education classes
Sexual education in the science curriculum
Mental health screening and services in schools
Mandatory summer reading beginning in kindergarten
Extended school day

Outside of Schools


  • Shared Use Agreement between schools and community groups
    • Community members are able to use school grounds when school is not in session
  • School Health Zones
    • No liquor or cigarettes sold within 500 feet of schools
  • Enforcement of dog leashing laws
    • Enforce regulations that keep dogs on leashes so youth and community members can freely use the outdoors
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