Please help us as we join Erin Merryn in her crusade by fighting to get Erin's Law passed in Maryland.
What IS Erin's Law?
Erin’s Law is named after childhood sexual assault survivor, author, speaker and activist Erin Merryn, who is the founder and President of Erin’s Law, which is registered with the State of Illinois and the IRS as a 501 (c)(4) non-profit social welfare organization.
After Erin introduced the legislation in her home state of Illinois, the bill was named Erin’s Law after her by legislators and it has caught on nationwide.
“Erin’s Law” requires that all public schools in each state that passes it implement a prevention-oriented child sexual abuse program which teaches:
- Students in grades preK – 5th grade, age-appropriate techniques to recognize child sexual abuse and tell a trusted adult
- School personnel all about child sexual abuse
- Parents & guardians the warning signs of child sexual abuse, plus needed assistance, referral or resource information to support sexually abused children and their families
Why isn't Erin's Law passed in Maryland?
Erin's Law was introduced to Maryland under HB 1344 in 2014. While it passed in the Senate, it did not pass in the House with a vote of 15 yea and 5 nay votes. It’s time to bring Erin’s Law back to the Maryland legislature!