Coalition Members

The U.S. State Department has called marriage before 18 a “human rights abuse.”

Children can easily be forced into marriage or forced to stay in a marriage before they turn 18 and become legal adults. In many U.S. states, even at age 17, minors cannot independently leave home, enter a domestic violence shelter, retain an attorney (because contracts with children typically are voidable) to bring a legal action such as a divorce.



Survivor Advocates

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Genevieve Meyer
Co-Founder, Resiliency Foundation

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Sara Tasneem
Sara Tasneem Advocacy

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Elizabeth Sitton


Organizations


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National Council of Jewish Women

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Progressive Democrats of America

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South County Labor

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Unchained at Last

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United Nations Association - Orange County

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Women Drivers

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Women For: Orange County

Elected Officials

Mari Barke

President, Orange County Department of Education, 2nd District

Steve Blount

Trustee, North Orange County Community College District

Diana Carey

Trustee, Huntington Beach Union High School District

Bonnie Castrey

Trustee, Huntington Beach Union High School District

Doug Chaffee

Orange County Supervisor, 4th District

Gina Clayton-Tarvin

President, Board of Trustees, Ocean View School District

Sergio Contreras

Councilmember, City of Westminster

Diane Dixon

Council Member, City of Newport Beach

Rose Espinoza

Councilmember, City of La Habra

Melissa Fox

Councilmember, City of Irvine

Peggy Huang

Deputy Attorney General, Department of Justice, State of California and
Councilmember, City of Yorba Linda

Al Jabbar

Trustee, Anaheim Union High School District Board of Trustees

Farrah Khan

Councilmember, City of Irvine

Ed Lopez

Trustee, North Orange County Community College District

Jim Moreno

Trustee, Coast Community College District

Dr. Jose Moreno

Councilmember, City of Anaheim

Arlis Reynolds

Councilmember, City of Costa Mesa

Lisa Sparks, Ph.D.

Trustee, Orange County Department of Education, 5th District

Dr. Ken Williams

Trustee, Orange County Department of Education, 3rd District

Ahmad Zahra

Councilmember, City of Fullerton


Community Leaders

Ada Briceno

Co-President, UNITE HERE Local 11

Tyler Cash

District Field Director, Orange County Board of Supervisors, Supervisor Michelle Steel

Ray Cordova

President, South County Labor

Mark Richard Daniels

Commissioner, Culture & Heritage Commission, City of Anaheim, District 1

Hung Do

Food and Drug Administration, Safety Officer

David Duran

People’s Homeless Task Force OC – Secretary, CCO & Housing is a Human Right OC – Co-Founder

Ramsey Elsayed

Assistant Professor of Research, University of Southern California

Dr. Bill Honigman

State Coordinator, Progressive Democrats of America

Davinder Kaur

Forced Marriage Survivor

Dot Leach

Founder of Women Drivers Interfaith Group

Damien Lorton

Artistic Director, One More Productions

Debbie Martis

CEO, Rebirth Homes

Dave Min

Candidate for CA State Senate (SD-37)

Alan Minsky

Executive Director, Progressive Democrats of America

Laura Oatman

District Director, Office of U.S. House of Representative Harley Rouda

Cole Patterson

State Data Director for California, Republican National Committee

LaShe Rodriguez

Chief of Staff, Supervisor Doug Chaffee, District 4

Oscar Rodriguez

Community Representative, Oak View ComUNIDAD

Corey Rood MD

Medical Director of Child Abuse Pediatrics, University of California Irvine

Ron Siegal

Radio Host, Ron Siegal Radio

Courtney Smith

Mental Health Board Commissioner, Orange County Supervisor Don Wagner, District 3

Susan Sonne

Executive Director, Buena Park Collaborative

Patrice Springer

Organizer, Elder Abuse Advocacy South Bay

Hank Springer

Union Liaison, Playa Vista Jobs

Andy Thorburn

Candidate, Orange County Board of Education