Erin’s Law

Erin Merryn testifying about the law in Pennsylvania. -Photo Courtesy of Erin Merryn

Erin Merryn testifying. -Photo Courtesy of Erin Merryn

Erin’s Law is back in the legislature. If passed, the bill would require school districts, statewide, to provide age-appropriate K-12 sexual abuse education. Last session Representative Geran Tarr, a Democrat from Anchorage, introduced Erin’s Law which died in the House Finance Committee.

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Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

The Alaska Senate unanimously passed Erin’s Law this morning.  The law  provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools.

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Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

Erin Merryn testifying in Pennsylvania in September 2012.

This week, Erin Merryn is coming from Illinois to Alaska to promote a law that provides age-appropriate sexual abuse education to children in public schools. Erin’s Law, named after the 29-year-old from Illinois, has been passed in 11 states and is pending in 26 others, including Alaska. This story talks frankly about sexual abuse and rape.

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