Government Financing of Abstinence-Only Education

Recently, the Commerce Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 4122. If passed into law, H.R. 4122 would extend federal and matching state financing for abstinence-only education for another five years. The measure restricts the information that students may be provided to be consistent with the "abstinence-until marriage" message. H.R. 4122 will soon be considered by the full House and is expected to pass there. The issue will also be considered by the Senate Finance Committee.

The NCAC takes the position that abstinence-only education is government censorship. If you wish to make your voice heard on the issue, below is contact information for individual members of the Senate Finance Committee:

Max Baucus, Chairman (D-MT)
511 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2651 – ph
(202) 228-3687 – Fax
Jeff Bingaman (D-NM)
703 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510-3102
(202) 224-5521 – ph
senator_bingaman@bingaman.senate.gov
John Breaux (D-LA)
503 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4623 – ph
senator@breaux.senate.gov
Kent Conrad (D-ND)
530 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2043
senator@conrad.senate.gov
Tom Daschle (D-SD)
509 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)224-2321 – ph
Bob Graham (D-FL)
524 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3041 – ph
(202) 224-2237 – fax
bob_graham@graham.senate.gov
Phil Gramm (R-TX)
370 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2934
phil_gramm@gramm.senate.gov
Charles Grassley (R-IA)
135 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3744 – ph
Orrin Hatch (R-UT)
104 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5251 – ph
(202) 224-6331 – fax
James Jeffords (I-VT)
728 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5141 – ph
vermont@jeffords.senate.gov
John Kerry (D-MA)
304 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-2742 – ph
(202) 224-8525 – fax
john_kerry@kerry.senate.gov
Jon Kyl (R-AZ)
730 Hart Senate OfficeBuilding
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4521 – ph
(202) 224-2207 – fax
info@kyl.senate.gov
Blanche Lincoln (D-AR)
355 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4843 – ph
(202) 228-1371 – fax
Trent Lott (R-MS)
487 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6253 – ph
senatorlott@lott.senate.gov
Frank Murkowski (R-AK)
322 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6665 – ph
(202) 224-5301 – fax
Don Nickles (R-OK)
133 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5754 – ph
(202) 224-6008 – fax
senator@nickles.senate.gov
John Rockefeller IV (D-WV)
531 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6472 – ph
(202) 224-7665 – fax
senator@rockefeller.senate.gov
Olympia Snowe (R-ME)
154 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-5344 – ph
(202) 224-1946 – fax
olympia@snowe.senate.gov
Craig Thomas (R-WY)
109 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-6441 – ph
(202) 202-224-1724 – fax
Fred Thompson (R-TN)
511 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-4944 – ph
(202) 228-3679 – fax
senator_thompson@thompson.senate.gov
Robert Toricelli (R-NJ)
113 Dirksen Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202) 224-3224 – ph
(202) 224-8567 – fax
 


Other methods to make your voice heard on this issue are available through the websites of the American Civil Liberties Union and Planned Parenthood of New York City

For more information about the campaign against abstinence-only education by the National Coalition Against Censorship and 44 other organizations, please visit the NCAC website here