Missouri

Thank you Missouri Senator Bill White for championing this bill to protect young people from dangerous over-the-counter diet pills and muscle-building supplements. Introduced by Missouri Senator Bill White, in the 2022-2023 Missouri legislative session, Regulates the sale of dietary supplements in Missouri (SB 922), would protect kids from dangerously underregulated over-the-counter diet pills and muscle-building supplements by … Continue reading “Missouri”

New Jersey

Thank you New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton and Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr. for championing this bill to protect young people from dangerous over-the-counter diet pills and muscle-building supplements. Introduced by New Jersey Senator Troy Singleton and Assemblyman Herb Conaway Jr., in the 2022-2023 New Jersey legislative session, Prohibits sale of certain diet pills and dietary … Continue reading “New Jersey”

CROWN Act: Ban Natural Hair Style Discrimination

STRIPED is proud to support the CROWN initiative by creating opportunities for public health graduate students to gain vital research-to-policy-translation experience in collaboration with this important social justice campaign in Massachusetts. Discrimination on the basis of natural hair is widespread in the United States, particularly for Black women but also for Black people of all … Continue reading “CROWN Act: Ban Natural Hair Style Discrimination”

Template for Contacting Your Legislators

Ask Your Legislators for Co-Sponsorship You can find your State Representative and Senator by entering your address on malegislature.gov’s “Find My Legislator” page. Call, email, or leave a voicemail asking your Senator and Representative to co-sponsor both bills by February 1, 2019. Make sure to customize the information in [brackets]. I’m a constituent [calling or … Continue reading “Template for Contacting Your Legislators”

Template for Speaking with a Legislative Staff Member Over the Phone

Please personalize the italicized lines. Hello, My name is name and I’m a constituent. I’m calling to urge Senator/Representative name to support An Act Protecting Children From Harmful Diet Pills and Muscle-Building Supplements (Massachusetts HB1195), which was filed by Representative Kay Khan. Massachusetts HB1195 would limit the sale of diet pills and muscle-building supplements to adults over … Continue reading “Template for Speaking with a Legislative Staff Member Over the Phone”

Template for Leaving a Voicemail for Your Legislator

Please personalize the italicized lines. Hello Representative/Senator ____________, My name is name and I’m a constituent. I’m calling to urge you to support An Act Protecting Children From Harmful Diet Pills and Muscle-Building Supplements (Massachusetts HB1195), which was filed by Representative Kay Khan. Massachusetts HB1195 would limit the sale of diet pills and muscle-building supplements to adults … Continue reading “Template for Leaving a Voicemail for Your Legislator”

Patina of Glamour: Forging Alliances to Investigate the Underside of the Fashion Industry

Synopsis: Modeling is a glamorous and lucrative profession only for the very few.  Most fashion models make little money, and often they are subject to indifferent or even abusive working conditions, putting them at elevated risk of sexual harassment and eating disorders.  Legislators in the fictitious U.S. state of Columbia are the latest to join in … Continue reading “Patina of Glamour: Forging Alliances to Investigate the Underside of the Fashion Industry”