Every once and a while, I have the pleasure of working with a true statesman—someone who is determined to do the right thing for Idaho families, regardless of the storms of controversy that inevitably follow.
Rep. Julianne Young of Blackfoot, Idaho, is one of those true statesmen. A woman of conviction who entered politics out of concern for Idaho families, including her own family of ten, she has proven herself to be the advocate District 31 needs in the State House of Representatives.
Her colleagues recognize her as a thoughtful and principled leader. This is most clearly seen in her signature accomplishment, the Idaho Vital Statistics Act, which ensures the accuracy of government vital records by preventing changes to birth certificate sex markers based on “feelings” about gender identity.
This important law helps protect families. Law enforcement and criminal justice officials need accurate identification documents to do their jobs well—whether it is identifying criminals or keeping men out of women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and domestic violence shelters. Likewise, public health officials need accurate biological sex information to track the disparate impacts of diseases on men and women. The Idaho Vital Statistics Act will protect the sanctity of our public records—an effort that would have come up short without Rep. Young’s leadership.
Rep. Young was also responsible for a newly signed law that ensures K-12 students cannot access obscene material on library databases. Considering that students are stumbling upon obscene and pornographic material online at earlier and earlier ages, this law was especially needed to protect the innocence of our children at libraries.
She is a staunch advocate for life, having supported the legislative effort to defund Planned Parenthood and other abortion providers by making them ineligible to receive local taxpayer monies. And she also supported Simon’s Law, which makes sure parents are notified before a doctor begins withdrawing life-sustaining treatment—including nutrition and hydration—from minor children.
Pro-family District 31 voters should look no further than Rep. Julianne Young. Family Policy Alliance of Idaho is happy to endorse her, knowing that she is a great advocate for our values in the Idaho House of Representatives.
Standing with Rep. Julianne Young,
Director of Advocacy
Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of Idaho