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Washington's New Sex Ed Law

The Washington State Legislature passed a vital bill, SB 5395, to expand and improve our state’s sex education programs. It will require all public schools to offer age-appropriate, medically accurate, and inclusive instruction.  Prior to this law, schools were not required to offer sex education. 

A small but very vocal group of anti-science activists filed a referendum (R-90) to put the sex ed law on the ballot this fall, and they're being dishonest about the law in the process.  We discourage you from signing the referendum petition, and also want you to have accurate information to respond to their misleading and harmful statements.

Take Action

Get the Facts

Learn about Washington's new sex ed law and find answers to common questions.

Get the Stats

See what Washington voters have to say about sex education. (Hint: sex education is very popular!)

Get the Digital Sex Ed Supporter Kit

Show your support for comprehensive, inclusive, medically-accurate sex ed for all Washington youth. 

Contact Elected Officials

Contact your local Washington state elected officials to share your sex ed story or why you believe sex education is important. 

Join a Local Volunteer Team

Join a core group of Planned Parenthood activists committed to protecting our reproductive rights and health care access.

Share your Sex Ed Story

Sharing stories is a powerful tool that can be used to win the hearts and minds of decision-makers. Share your sex ed story or why you support sex ed.

Thank the Legislators Who Voted Yes

Legislators debated the bill for many hours and stood strong amid a storm of misleading and inflammatory rhetoric. Send a quick message of thanks and support to your legislator today.