Three phrases that don’t belong together: government-funded, transgender interventions, for minors. You read that right: the government is paying to help John look like Jane. And, in the state of Pennsylvania, it amounts to more than $16.7 million in taxpayer dollars.

Join us TODAY to hear from our state ally Pennsylvania Family Institute about this shocking discovery, and what else they learned when they filed a right-to-know request in their state.

EXPOSED: This State Spent Millions on Transgender Procedures
A Conversation with Dan Bartkowiak

Wednesday, November 2
4:30 pm ET / 3:30 pm CT / 2:30 pm MT / 1:30 pm PT

Watch live on Facebook, YouTube, or right here.

Even as the movement is growing to protect children from dangerous transgender interventions, some states are pushing their youth onto puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and even irreversible surgeries. Throughout the United States, kids are at risk.

Join us today to learn what’s really going on.

See you soon,

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

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Late last night, Gov. Gavin Newsom of California signed a bill into law that is a potential threat to any family in every other state.

This hours-old California law lets the state of California take custody of children from other states in order to do gender transition procedures – including puberty blockers, sterilizing cross-sex hormones, and irreversible surgeries – all without the parents’ knowledge or consent.

Essentially, it creates a transgender sanctuary that will serve as a magnet for minors whose parents won’t allow them to mutilate their bodies. This new law essentially brings the ultimate cancel culture right to the front door of every parent in the nation.

It also means that California has become the official state sponsor for transgederism’s cultish targeting of children in 49 other states.

The threat is real – and it is nationwide!

Family Policy Alliance is working right now to bolster state laws to protect against this radical threat. And we’re working with allies on Capitol Hill for a federal response – since this is a threat that crosses state lines.

Will you stand with us? We need your help for the huge state-by-state fight ahead!

California politicians have taken their swing. Now it’s our turn to bat. Will you stand with us?

Sincerely,

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

P.S. If you live in California – as so many good people do – please do not lose heart! We are working closely (even late last night and this morning) with our allies at California Family Council. Wherever you live – blue state, red state or in between – keep shining the light and standing strong!

 

California lawmakers want to kidnap your kids.

A recently-passed bill, SB 107, would allow California to kidnap kids from around the nation to perform gender “transitions” on them.

If a girl in Ohio, for example, had parents who wisely did not want her to go on testosterone, California might take custody of that girl and give her testosterone in California.

All that stands in the way of that reality? A governor’s signature.

Join us TODAY for a critical discussion about this dangerous bill, what you can do to help stop it, and what it will mean for YOUR family if it goes into law.

California Wants Your Kids
A Conversation with Jonathan Keller

Friday, September 23
11:30 am ET / 10:30 am CT / 9:30 am MT / 8:30 am PT

Live on Facebook, YouTube, and right here

Join us as our CEO Craig DeRoche talks with Jonathan Keller, President of California Family Council (our state ally in California). Jonathan has led the charge against SB 107 in his state, and is calling on parents around the nation to take a stand.

Jonathan Keller is President of California Family Council, Family Policy Alliance’s state ally in the Golden State. Prior to joining California Family Council, Jonathan led at Right to Life of California. In his two decades of experience in the pro-family space, Jonathan has been a part of many key battles in California, and has become a familiar voice for leaders across the country.

If this bill becomes law, it will be an unprecedented challenge to parental rights from one state to the rest of the nation. Come join us to learn more about this urgent threat.

We’ll see you soon on Facebook, YouTube, or our website! (Seeing this late? You can still watch at the same links!)

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

 

P.S. If you haven’t already, click here to sign our open letter to Governor Newsom.

 

Your daughter confides in you that she feels like she is in the wrong body — that she should have been a boy. Or perhaps if she’s been exposed to gender ideology at school or elsewhere, she believes that she actually is a boy.

How do you respond? As a parent, chances are you’d want your daughter to get real help so she can feel comfortable in her God-given body. Unfortunately, though, activists would prefer that your child start puberty blockers and (depending on her age) cross-sex hormones. They may even advocate for surgeries like a double mastectomy — an operation no child should be subjected to, let alone a child in a perfectly healthy body. 

That’s why at Family Policy Alliance we, along with our state and national partners, have led the charge to protect children from these dangerous interventions and ensure that they have access to real help, not harm.

The national discussion on this topic is heating up. Here are 5 things you need to know about the current debate: 

  1. The American Academy of Pediatricians is backpedaling on transition for minors.
    For years, the American Academy of Pediatricians has pedaled gender ideology, including so-called “transition” for minors. But recently, after an article called out the organization in the Wall Street Journal, the Academy published its own reply. While the response stopped far short of abandoning gender ideology, it nonetheless attempted to backpedal its stance on supporting transgender interventions for “the vast majority of children.” While this may likely be more of a political move to save face than a real change of heart, it was an important indicator that supporters of these interventions are being forced to go on defense in the public eye — and that’s a step in the right direction.
     
  2. The ACLU is challenging an Arkansas child safety law.
    If you’ve been following this topic in the news, you may know that the ACLU is challenging the Arkansas law that protects children from “transition.” Recently, a federal court ruled against the law — but that’s not the end of the story. The litigation is ongoing. And, the ruling actually looks to allow arguably the most important part of the law to stand — the law that allows minors (or adults who were harmed as minors) to sue the medical professionals who harmed them with hormones and surgeries. That’s good news.Please lift up the law and those defending it in prayer, and pray that more states would pass laws to protect children from this irreversible harm.
     
  3. A federal court ruled in favor of counselors.
    One critical means of real help for struggling youth is counseling.

    Sadly, in many places across the country, counseling to help in these situations is legally banned. In these areas (see map below), LGBT activists have convinced leaders that “transition” is the only right answer for a child who feels uncomfortable with their biological sex — even when children want to pursue counseling to help them feel comfortable in their God-given bodies. These so-called “conversion therapy” bans not only prevent struggling youth from getting the help they need, but they also prevent licensed counselors from helping those who are struggling with same-sex attraction and desire change.

    Dark green and green stripes represent areas with partial or complete therapy bans as described above. Screenshot from LGBTmap.org.


    But there is good news on this front. Our friends at Liberty Counsel recently won a federal court case on behalf of licensed therapists whom they represent. The therapists practice in areas with the type of bans described above. The 11th Circuit Court of Appeals issued injunctions against those laws — and when a lower judge would not comply, the 11th Circuit forced her hand to ensure that these therapists could provide the help their clients want. It’s a critical win for those who want to help people find healing! 

  4. Another federal court protected medical professionals.
    And that’s not the only recent win in this area! An Obama-era rule attempted to force physicians to engage in “transition” procedures, even if they had a religious or conscientious objection. But last week, another federal court ruled in favor of a Catholic healthcare system represented by our friends at Becket, a religious freedom-focused legal organization. These medical professionals will not be forced to perform these dangerous interventions, and instead can practice medicine in alignment with their consciences!
     
  5. Now is the time to protect children.
    2023 is gearing up to be a year for states to protect children like never before, ensuring that they get help, not harm. And we expect that — just as happened with laws to Save Girls’ Sports — we’ll continue to see more good laws and other actions to protect children. But the first step is electing government leaders willing to take the stand to make it happen. This November, you can use your vote to help put those good leaders in office.

Want to do more to help kids? Consider partnering with Family Policy Alliance. We are fighting to protect children across the nation, so that every child struggling in this area has the opportunity to get help and not harm. We have a critical need to build resources now so that we can help states prohibit dangerous “transitions” performed on minors, save girls’ sports—and ultimately stop the spread of radical gender ideology targeted at children.  You can partner with us here.

Want to learn more about this issue? Watch sessions from our Help Not Harm Summit here! You’ll find information on how to protect your child from the transgender agenda, understand the worldview behind the agenda, take action in your area, and more. 

Thank you for standing with us to protect vulnerable children. 

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy 

With the midterm elections just weeks away, the Biden Department of Education continues to push its woke agenda by proposing a federal rule that redefines “sex” in Title IX policies to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

What this means is that the Biden Administration is using the federal rulemaking process to take away opportunities from women and girls and force the LGBT agenda upon every public school, kindergarten through college.

TELL THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION YOU OPPOSE REDEFINING SEX IN TITLE IX!

Time is running out to comment on the Biden Administration’s proposed Title IX rule.

The Administration’s deep hypocrisy is clear here: they claim the rule will have no impact on women’s sports—but elsewhere, they have already made their position inescapably clear. They believe men should be allowed in women’s sports. Now they are trying to pull the wool over the eyes of Americans.

If this rule goes into effect, the Department of Education will use the power of the Federal Government to:

We’ve already seen a biological male win the NCAA Women’s National Championship, taking a podium spot from a deserving young woman. Now the Biden administration hopes to force female student-athletes to endure the same situation, potentially losing countless championships, academic opportunities, and scholarships- not to mention the violations of privacy in intimate spaces.

They are trying to downplay the athletic implications of this rule because YOUR voice has made a difference! They know that men in women’s sports is NOT a winning issue and are instead trying to hoodwink Americans before the election. Because you raised your voice, the Administration is on the ropes!

We need your voice to make a difference again!

Please submit a public comment opposing this dangerous rule! Tell the Department of Education you STRONGLY OPPOSE ANY CHANGES in their education policies that redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

We are running out of time to oppose the Biden Administration’s harmful Title IX rule.

We’ve provided some comments for you to use, but the more personal you can make your comments, the better! The federal rulemaking process requires the Administration to respond to “unique” comments, so use our sample comments to make yours as individualized and specific as possible.

For example:

Tell the Dept. of Education how this will impact your daughter or family.

Tell the Dept. of Education how this policy violates privacy and opportunities for women.

Tell the Dept. of Education how this will impact students and teachers.

Tell the Dept. of Education how this issue will impact athletes and their teams.

Tell the Dept. of Education how redefining sex in Title IX defeats the purpose of providing opportunities for women.

Please SHARE this information with your family and friends–every comment can help slow down and may even stop this rule!

RAISE YOUR VOICE NOW

Thank you for using your voice to protect women and girls!

Standing with you,

Joseph Kohm

Joseph Kohm
Public Policy Director



On June 23rd, the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, we should have been celebrating 50 years of equal opportunities in education and athletics for women and girls. Instead, the Biden Department of Education continued to peddle its woke agenda by proposing a federal rule that redefines “sex” in Title IX policies to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

In other words, the Biden Administration is using the federal rulemaking process to take away those opportunities from women and girls and force the LGBT political agenda in every public school, .

TELL THE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION YOU OPPOSE REDEFINING SEX IN TITLE IX!

The irony can’t be missed. President Biden intends to use the very law passed to increase women’s opportunities to instead give those opportunities back to men on its 50th anniversary. So much for 50 years of progress.

If this rule goes into effect, the Department of Education will use the power of the Federal Government to:

This rule comes from the same administration that deployed the FBI to investigate your community because parents are standing up and speaking out against gender theory and government mandates at their local school board meetings.

But, there is good news! Your voice is making a difference! The Biden Administration originally hinted that the new Title IX rule would also specifically harm girls’ sports. Instead, the movement to #SaveGirlsSports is sweeping the nation. Starting with just Idaho in 2020, now 18 states have laws to save girls’ sports. States—and female athletes and their parents—are pushing back.

In fact, the Biden Administration explicitly excluded girls’ sports from the proposed rule—demonstrating that they know an end to girls’ sports would not be well received by the public.

Keep the momentum going—your voice can make a difference! Please submit a public comment opposing this dangerous rule! Tell the Department of Education you STRONGLY OPPOSE ANY CHANGES in their education policies that redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.”

We’ve provided some comments for you to use, but the more personal you can make your comments, the better!

For example:

Tell the Dept. of Education how this will impact your daughter or family.

Tell the Dept. of Education how this policy violates privacy and opportunities for women.

Tell the Dept. of Education how this will impact students and teachers.

Tell the Dept. of Education how redefining sex in Title IX defeats the purpose of providing opportunities for women.

We encourage you to share this information with your family and friends-every comment can help slow down and may even stop this rule!

 TAKE ACTION NOW

Thank you for using your voice to protect women and girls!

For America’s girls,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 



 

Today is the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, a federal law enacted in 1972 to ensure women and girls are given opportunities to achieve their dreams through education, sports and scholarships.

Prior to 1972, there were virtually no college scholarships available for women to play sports. Women were fortunate if they even had a sports team at their schools. They often had no locker rooms, low-quality uniforms, old training equipment, no travel stipends, absurd practice schedules, and no championship opportunities. It’s no surprise that only 1 in every 27 girls played sports.

Today, 2 in 5 girls play sports! Over 100,000 women play college sports and about 3 million play high school sports. These opportunities are in large part due to Title IX.

Now, 50 years later, women and girls are fighting for equal access to athletic opportunities again, just as they were when Joe Biden first ran for Senate..

Girls across the nation have been forced to give up their places on winner’s podiums to males who identify as females.

This is why Family Policy Alliance launched #SaveGirlsSports two years ago, and we’ve been partnering with our alliance of state family policy councils and other national allies to ensure that girls’ sports remain just for girls ever since.

Thankfully, 18 states have now passed Save Girls’ Sports laws to ensure girls can compete on a level playing field- without the threat of losing their opportunities to a male competitor.

But there is still more work to do. Any day now, the Biden Administration plans to issue a rule to redefine “sex” in Title IX to allow males to compete with females in school sports – and allow males access to girls’ showers, locker rooms, and bathrooms in public schools. We are ready to rally opposition to this woke rule, and we will need your help as soon as the Administration releases it.

Today, we’ll be outside of the White House at the with our friends and female athletes from across America. We’re joining together to call on this Administration to reverse its course and save girls’ sports! You can watch the event’s Live Stream here. And be sure to share it with a friend!

For the future of American girls,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

This month, amid multiple national crises, President Biden’s official Twitter account pushes the LGBT agenda with this banner.

 

Yesterday, the President took aim directly at you and at Family Policy Alliance.

He took aim at everyone who has been part of the movement to protect children from sexualized content in their classrooms, a gender theory agenda that threatens their bodies, and dangerous political efforts to keep parents in the dark about their own children.

He literally called us all “bullies” and directed many of the administrative agencies to implement his LGBT agenda through a sweeping executive order. You read that right. The sitting President name-called and alienated himself from over half the country—to drive forward an agenda that is out-of-step with most Americans.

The executive order amounts to a federal takeover of decisions that belong to parents, local schools and healthcare professionals. Sadly, one of the biggest aspects of his mandate is to push gender transition on children. That’s a direct attack on Family Policy Alliance’s Help Not Harm campaign and states moving to protect children from such dangerous transgender interventions.

The President’s plan for a young girl facing gender dysphoria is a one-way street—she should undergo unnecessary, life-altering, and permanent medical procedures designed to make her more “masculine” and leave her sterile before she even thinks about whether she might start a family. This is not health care.

President Biden has demonstrated how out of touch he is with millions of Americans. He directly attacked Florida’s popularly supported parental rights law that was led by our friends at Florida Family Policy Council. And he can’t ignore the growing effort to Save Girls’ Sports. In 2020, our movement birthed the first state’s save girls’ sports law. Last year, nine states adopted a version of these laws. This year, that number has doubled to 18.

The President drew clear battle lines with his Order, and we proudly stand with you on the side of the states leading the movement to protect women and children, save girls’ sports, and ensure parents know what’s happening in their child’s classroom.

Yet he has also identified himself as an actual threat to democracy with this federal takeover, and the resources needed to push back against his woke agenda and its sweeping consequences just increased by several times what they have been.

We are eager to keep the momentum going in pushing back against the President’s woke agenda, but yesterday he made the fight that much more complicated and difficult. He showed that he’s willing to put the full weight of the presidency behind gender transition and sexualization of children.

We urgently need your help to fight back.

If you are already a ministry partner with us, would you please consider an additional gift  to help meet this need? If you haven’t yet partnered with us, would you please consider a monthly contribution to fuel the fight? Or, a special one-time gift to immediately help fight back against the President’s executive order would help greatly.

The President is out-of-touch with most Americans on these issues, will directly harm children, and demonstrates his eagerness to “parent” your children in your place. Mr. President, they aren’t your children.

Help us push back now. We can’t wait.

Gratefully,

Autumn Leva,
Senior Vice President, Strategy

Along with our friends at Louisiana Family Forum, we urge you to contact Governor Edwards and encourage him to save girls’ sports in Louisiana today!

SB 44 by Sen. Mizell, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, was sent to the Governor on May 25th. By our calculations, he has until June 4 to act, or it will become law without his signature.

Women have fought long and hard for equal access to athletic opportunities and shouldn’t be sidelined by biological males. Allowing men to compete in women’s sports threatens ALL women. If we don’t protect the playing field now, eventually all that will remain is male sports.

Our friends at Louisiana Family Forum are encouraging the Governor to sign SB 44 and finally settle this controversy.

Louisiana residents can call the Governor’s office to ask him to sign SB 44 into law at 225-342-7015.

You can also email the Governor by filling out the form below!

Sincerely,

Nicoe Hudgens
Government Affairs


Indiana became the seventeenth state to protect girls’ sports today. The Indiana House and Senate voted 67-28 and 32-15 respectively to override Gov. Eric Holcomb’s veto of HB 1041—the commonsense bill to reserve girls’ sports for females. Now one-third of all states have laws on the books to ensure fairness in female athletics.

As our friends at Indiana Family Institute can tell you, this legislation took on more than one surprising twist on its way to becoming law. The removal of collegiate athletes from the bill was supposed to guarantee its success, but after the House and the Senate voted overwhelmingly to pass it, Gov. Holcomb astonished many by vetoing the bill while claiming efforts to preserve women’s sports was “a worthy cause for sure.”

At a time when biological men are increasingly taking the place of women in female competitions, on female podiums, and for female scholarships, it’s bewildering that a Republican governor from a conservative Midwest state would veto legislation that is widely supported and passed by two-thirds margin in both Indiana chambers. While governors in three other states have done the same this year, two legislatures (Utah and Kentucky) overrode those vetoes just as the Indiana General Assembly did today.

Led by bill sponsors Rep. Michelle Davis and Sen. Stacey Donato, Indiana legislators acted courageously to defend truth and fairness through the passage and veto override of Save Girls’ Sports legislation. We applaud them as we look forward to additional states doing likewise, and one day, preserving girls’ sports in every state.

Thankfully,

Amanda Banks