Zonta Club of Everett calls for Washington state to end child marriage with billboard

The Zonta Club of Everett, USA, successfully launched its first local billboard as part of the Zonta USA Caucus and UNICEF USA public service announcement campaign to end child marriage.

The digital billboard is just off of I-5 on 196th St. in Lynnwood, Washington. Pacific Outdoor Advertising donated space, and the club hopes this is the first of more displays to come.

There are only four states—Delaware, New Jersey, Minnesota and Pennsylvania—that have prohibited marriage before the age of 18 with no exceptions. Until every state enacts legislation to protect children, particularly young girls, from child, early and forced marriage, thousands of children in the United States are at risk of missing out on education and the chance to be a child.

Visit stopchildmarriages.org to learn the facts about child marriage in the United States and call on your state representative and state senator to support legislation to end child marriage with zero exceptions in your state.