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Social Media Toolkit

We won't end child labor in the United States without public pressure. The Campaign to End US Child Labor has prepared this social media toolkit to support you to spread the word that US child labor must end.

You can click to share the posts below on X/Twitter, and you'll be able to personalize your message before posting. You can also download all graphics, copy all posts, and share on other platforms.

WORLD NO TOBACCO DAY, May 31 2024

DYK: #US law lets 12yr-olds toil in #tobacco fields? Nicotine is a neurotoxin - harvesting it is harmful to kids.

 

Write to #Congress to stop kids working in tobacco! @EndUSChildLabor #WorldNoTobaccoDay

World No Tobacco Day social card 1 for X
World No Tobacco Day social card 1 for Instagram

Farming #tobacco can cause breathing difficulties, nausea, headaches, dizziness, rashes, & irritation to mouth & eyes. But in the #US a 12yr-old can do this hazardous work. Write to legislators to stop #ChildLabor in tobacco @EndUSChildLabor

World No Tobacco Day social card 2 for X
World No Tobacco Day social card 2 for Instagram

We don't let kids smoke #tobacco because it's harmful. But in the #US, it's legal for 12yr-olds to work in toxic tobacco fields. Banning #ChildLabor in tobacco is a no-brainer - write to legislators now! #WorldNoTobaccoDay @EndUSChildLabor

VIDEO/ANIMATIONS

Q: Why can 12-year-olds toil in American fields for unlimited hours a day?

A: Because the law that allows it comes from 1938, & it is steeped in racism.

Q: So why is it still legal, 86 years later?

A: ...

 

#EndUSChildLabor

The rest of the world is desperate to #EndChildLabor, but many #US states are scrambling to INCREASE it. Take action with the Campaign to #EndUSChildLabor - 50+ expert orgs & academics - & call on legislators to end exploitation enduschildlabor.org

In the #UnitedStates, some children are especially vulnerable to #ChildLabor violations. Take action with the Campaign to #EndUSChildLabor & make sure ALL kids are protected by strong federal AND state laws. enduschildlabor.org

SOCIAL CARDS/GRAPHICS

Labor inspectors social card for X
Labor inspectors social card for Instagram

DYK there are only c.740 federal labor inspectors, covering 11 MILLION workplaces, in the #UnitedStates? Since 2019 #ChildLabor violations in the #US have increased by a massive 88%. @USDOL needs more staff to help #EndUSChildLabor enduschildlabor.org

Rollbacks social card for X
Rollbacks social card for Instagram

Despite some #US states trying to roll back #ChildLabor laws, others are working to increase protections. It IS possible to work with legislators to ensure children are NOT being exploited - write to them today to #EndUSChildLabor! enduschildlabor.org

Fast food social card for X
Fast food social card for Instagram

For many kids, working in a #FastFood chain is a rite of passage. But working the late shift on a school night violates federal child labor law. Most #US #ChildLabor violations in 2023 were in fast food chains. #EndUSChildLabor enduschildlabor.org 

Meatpacking social card for X
Meatpacking social card for Instagram

Kids as young as 12 were found cleaning #US meatpacking plants, including unaccompanied children who fled violence & poverty for safer lives in the #UnitedStates. Family dinners should not come at the expense of a child's freedom. #EndUSChildLabor

Agriculture social card for X
Agriculture social card for Instagram

Do onions make you cry? They should when they're farmed with #ChildLabor, right here in the #US. Children as young as 12 can toil an unlimited number of hours in our fields. #EndUSChildLabor enduschildlabor.org 

Car parts social card for X
Car parts social card for Instagram

Child safety is a top priority when we buy a car - we shouldn't have to think about the safety of the children who helped make them. But in the #US, children as young as 12 were found making vital parts for cars. #EndUSChildLabor enduschildlabor.org 

Write to Congress social card for X
Write to Congress social card for Instagram

It's 2024, but some #US legislators are trying to turn the clock back 100 years to bring back #ChildLabor. Be part of the movement to stop this. Write to your representatives & ask them to support the Campaign to #EndUSChildLabor! enduschildlabor.org

STATE ROLLBACKS

Take action in Louisiana social card for X
Take action in Louisiana social card for Instagram

Do you live in #Louisiana? Did you know that legislators are trying to take away lunch breaks for kids on long shifts? #EndUSChildLabor & write to your legislators to stop this rollback! https://www.enduschildlabor.org/take-action-now/louisiana

Take action in Oklahoma social card for X
Take action in Oklahoma social card for Instagram

Hey #Oklahoma! DYK that some of your legislators are trying to roll back #ChildLabor protections in your state? Write to them now & stop them putting Oklahoma's kids at risk. https://www.enduschildlabor.org/take-action-now/oklahoma

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