By Tarah Connolly
I'm writing to follow up on the successful community action in response to the "It's Time to Get Tanked" campaign at Tilly's clothing store, which led to the removal of window displays of binge drinking scenes at both the Novato and San Rafael stores, and possibly nationwide.
As a youth involved with Friday Night Live, I am so excited for the community's positive advocacy. It encourages me to stay involved. I hope all of Novato sees how effective our movement was in chipping away at something that promoted "normalcy" of teen binge drinking. I can see it turning into a big movement to make our community one of the safest and healthiest around!
The Tilly's display was just one example of the messages that youth get around drinking alcohol. Underage drinking is a big issue, but if different groups unite — including businesses, youth, community members, parents and local officials — we can help make a difference.
Thank you for supporting us with the article, pictures, and videos you posted. It is essential that we in Novato pay attention to this issue and see how things can change.