Governor Murphy had 45 days to veto the transgender identity lessons in kindergarten bill (assembly bill 4454). That day was today! However, the Assembly was not in session and by state law, the chamber of origin must be in session on the 45th day or the governor has until the next time that chamber meets to veto the bill. In other words, he has to take action by day the Assembly meets after the 45th day – Monday, March 1. If he decides to take no action, the bill becomes law by default.

We must continue to urge him to VETO THIS BILL!

Thankfully, his office has been inundated with over 18,000 emails in the past month as people across New Jersey urge him to veto it. There has been a diverse group of voices pressuring the governor to not allow these harmful and objectionable lessons to be taught to 5-year-olds.

Last week you heard from Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano from Brick, and Pastor Ed Ramirez from Paterson. We continually hear from more pastors, legislators, and parents who are calling on Governor Murphy to let kids be kids and not be subjected to this sexual ideology at such young ages.

Legislators are speaking out – “It is outrageous to foist concepts on school children as young as kindergarten that even many adults struggle to understand. Schools are supposed to be places of academics and scholarly pursuits which prepare students for college and eventually a place in the work world. Teachers are becoming overwhelmed with non-academic requirements, leaving less and less time for traditional learning.  This bill once again would allow the state to usurp the duties of the parents. It is imperative that this bill be vetoed and return the duties of teaching morals where it belongs, with parents and clergy.” – Assemblyman Gerry Scharfenberger, District 13, Middletown

Pastors are speaking out – “Please veto the bill (A4454) that sits on your desk that mandates sexual orientation and gender identity diversity lessons starting in kindergarten! As a parent, a grandparent, a pastor, and an African-American, I am appalled that this bill has made it as far as your desk! I am totally opposed to the bill on faith, family, cultural, and educational grounds.  From the perspective of my faith and culture, the topic of sexual orientation and gender identity is one for parents to handle with their children, not educators.  I feel that the introduction of such topics is totally inappropriate for 5–6-year-old kindergarteners, and highly disrespectful of parental rights and freedom of religious expression.” – Pastor Kedrick Brown, Middletown, NJ

Now you must speak out!

Please email and text your friends this information.

Let’s make New Jersey better!

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

This session has been all about standing up for women! First, with the swift passage of Value Them Both that if passed on a public ballot will ensure that women are not left alone to be exploited by the abortion industry. And now with a hearing on the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act to protect women’s place in sports. A coalition of female athletes, conservative organizations, and even radical feminist stood up for opportunities for women in the hearing on Tuesday!

The opponents wanted to drag us into talking about a lot of other things. But the bill is very simple – it is laser focused on ensuring that women have a place in sports – a place that they had been denied until the 1970s.

As an aspiring young athlete, Barb Ehardt, an Idaho Representative and the sponsor of the original Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, was told “Women don’t do that!” That is not the case anymore. Instead, most parents do all they can to encourage their little girls to get involved in sports.

Decades of research shows that women who are involved in sports are more likely to excel academically, graduate from college, and become leaders in their chosen profession.

Several brave athletes shared personally what athletics have meant to them.

Caroline Bruce McAndrews who was a 2004 Olympian, shared that all her siblings swam at the highest level in our nation, but she nor her sisters were ever able to come close to competing with their brother.

Jessica Steffens, a current KU law student, shared how Division 1 basketball allowed her to get the world’s best education at Yale University.

Callie Hicks, a former KU pole vaulter, shared the extreme statistical height differential for male and female pole vaulters – four whole feet! We don’t just need to tell women they need to try harder to overcome biological disadvantages (as some opponents stated) we need to continue to protect a space for fair play for women.

The media won’t tell you these women’s stories. Instead, they will try to make this bill about something that it’s not. Don’t be fooled by the tactics of the extreme left. Even radical feminist agree that women’s sports should not be erased!

How has women’s sports impacted your life? Reply to this email to share your story with us. Reach out to our legislators on our action page and urge them to #SaveGirlsSports by supporting S.B. 208.

The opposition wants to silence us by calling us horrible names, but together we can stand for fairness for women. Join the movement!

Likewise, I hope you’ve heard about our opposition to the Federal Equality Act that will erase women, religious faith, and traditional values across the spectrum. This bill is being voted on TODAY in D.C. and has implications for women’s sports, education, abortion, private organizations, business, and many other segments of our society. Let the Kansas U.S. Congressional delegation know today that you oppose the Equality Act. It’s easy on our action center!

For Fairness,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy


Our children are under attack: minds, bodies, and hearts.

In media and at school, children are routinely exposed to explicit messages and images.

Boys are allowed to play in girls’ sports, shattering their opportunities and dreams.

When children are struggling to embrace their biological sex, they are pushed to pursue cross-sex hormones and sterilizing surgery to “transition” to living as the opposite sex – advice that minimizes the dangerous long-term effects of such a decision and shuts out alternatives.

Children waiting for foster and adoptive homes must wait even longer because a local foster agency was forced to shut its doors. Why? Because it declined to support these same dangerous surgeries for children.

Not only are these issues occurring in individual states, but the federal Equality Act – which the U.S. House is poised to vote on next week – will use the full power of federal government to enshrine many of these practices across the nation.

It makes no sense, and I’ve had enough. Have you?

These and other concerning realities are behind a new initiative that we’re thrilled to share with you. We’ve joined forces with The Heritage Foundation, Alliance Defending Freedom, and 50 other state and national organizations to create the Promise to America’s Children.

The Promise is our pledge to protect America’s children – mind, bodies, and hearts. It’s a personal pledge to the children in our lives that we will protect them. And it’s a pledge to children across the nation that we will fight for their innocence and protect them from harm.

Already, more than 50 state and national organizations have endorsed the Promise to America’s Children – and more keep joining.

We hope you’ll sign the pledge, too. If you want to sign the pledge to your child, we encourage you to click here or click on the image of the Parent’s Promise. While you’re there, consider exploring the website. You’ll find a more detailed version of the Promise that explains specific areas where we must protect children, as well as more information about our vision.

What happens when I sign the Promise? When you sign the Promise, you’re making a statement that the children in your life come first and that you will strive to protect them – mind, body, and heart. And, you can use the Promise as a great starting point to learn more about what’s happening to America’s children or to share about these concerns with friends. When you’re sharing with friends, feel free to share the image we’ve included here!

What comes next? You’re invited to a special virtual event next Tuesday!


VIRTUAL EVENT: The Promise to America’s Children: Protecting Kids from Extreme Gender Ideology and Laws

Tuesday, February 23 at 10:30 AM ET (9:30 CT/8:30 MT/7:30 PT)

Hosted by The Heritage Foundation

RSVP here

At the event, you’ll have the opportunity to hear more about the Promise to America’s Children and the Equality Act. Family Policy Alliance’s Vice President for Strategy, Autumn Leva, will do a special interview with U.S. Representative Vicky Hartzler (R – MO). The interview will be followed by a panel discussion with Gregory S. Baylor of Alliance Defending Freedom, Dr. Michelle Cretella of the American College of Pediatricians, and Maria Keffler of Partners for Ethical Care. Don’t miss it!

We hope you’ll sign the Promise and join us for the event on Tuesday!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist


P.S. Watch your email and mark your calendar for Wednesday morning, February 24. We have something very exciting to share with you – and trust us, you won’t want to miss it!



Last year, Idaho became the first state in the nation to pass Save Girls’ Sports legislation. Family Policy Alliance was honored to play a leading role in this win, yet we knew we couldn’t stop there. Protecting girls’ ability to compete fairly in athletics in one state is a good first step – but we must work to ensure girls win in every state in our nation.

Legislation like Idaho’s Fairness in Women’s Sports Act is crucial to preserving the rights of female athletes to compete on a level playing field – one without biological males.  Save Girls’ Sports laws ensure that our daughters and granddaughters have the opportunity to win races, stand on the podium, earn titles and scholarships – and maybe even an Olympic medal.  Sadly, without these legislative protections, biological males can and do take away our girls’ ability to triumph on the field, in the pool, and wherever athletic competition takes place.

In an effort to generate nationwide awareness and support for legislation to protect female athletes, FPA launched a campaign to #SaveGirlsSports last summer. Many of you took to social media to share personal stories and messages of support for protecting female sports. Some of you even posted videos and updated your profile picture with a #SaveGirlsSports filter we provided. Thousands of you visited our campaign website and signed our petition – which now has the endorsement of more than 9,500 Americans.

Through the fall and winter, we have continued our campaign to Save Girls’ Sports via social and traditional media, working in alliance with many likeminded organizations, and through direct contact with legislators supportive of our efforts.

I am thrilled to tell you that as of today, 20 states* have introduced Save Girls’ Sports legislation—and we know more are coming!  So far, three of them – Mississippi, Montana, and North Dakota – have successfully passed a bill out of one chamber (House or Senate), and many more are currently considering bills at the committee level.

In addition, the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act has been introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate.  (Thank you, Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) and Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT)!)

This type of legislative success – at both the state and federal level, in just one year – is not only remarkable, but also very promising at a time when much happening in politics is discouraging. Policy changes tend to move very slowly; these results would not have happened without you!

We want to keep the momentum going!  Here’s what you can do to help:

From all of us at Family Policy Alliance, thank you for taking action and making your voices heard to Save Girls’ Sports.  You are truly making a difference!

For our daughters,

Amanda Banks
Family Policy Alliance


*States with Save Girls’ Sports legislation: Arizona,  Arkansas, Connecticut, Georgia, Hawaii, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah

Time is quickly running out. The clock started to tick on January 11th. On that tragic day, the Assembly passed bill A4454 requiring sexual orientation and gender identity (transgender) lessons be taught in all public schools beginning in kindergarten. Governor Murphy had 45 days to veto the newly passed legislation or it would become law. We are approaching that moment. The clock will expire on Thursday, February 25th. As of today, he has not taken any action to veto or approve this bill. It will become law by default, even without his authorization, if he refuses to veto it.

Thankfully, his office has been inundated with over 16,000 emails in the past month as people across New Jersey urge him to veto it. This outcry was made possible by organic petitions started by faith communities and our action alert center. Honestly, this is not enough. Truly, it is a historic milestone of engaged constituents, but it barely scratches the surface of the overwhelming number of citizens who oppose their tax money being used to teach sexuality lessons to five-year-olds.

Governor Murphy needs to hear from you, your family, and your friends – take action today! Let him know that New Jersey won’t stand for this.

Legislators are speaking out – “These topics are being forced upon students to affirm and adopt these lifestyles, regardless of their individual religious beliefs. This is a very sensitive issue which should be addressed by parents and not schools, which is why we will continue to vote ‘no’ against this bill.” Senator Jim Holzapfel and Assemblymen Greg McGuckin and John Catalano, District 10

Pastors are speaking out – “As a Latino Pastor and Hispanic leader, I feel that the sexualization of children at the age of 5 and 6 is totally inappropriate.  Not only is this inappropriate but it’s very offense to our Latino culture, which is very conservative, sensitive and protective of our children. We ask that you please veto this inappropriate bill.” Pastor Edward Ramirez, Paterson, New Jersey

Please, use your voice to speak out NOW. Our children are counting on you.

Please email and text your friends this information.

Let’s make New Jersey better!

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

The Fairness in Women’s Sports bill (HB 1298) was voted in committee The Fairness in Women’s Sports bill (HB 1298) was voted in committee today with an 8-5 DO PASS recommendation and the floor vote in the House is tomorrow!

If you want to make sure girls only compete against girls in sports competitions, NOW is the time to contact your two Representatives and ask them to vote YES on House Bill 1298.

You can email them. Just click this link and it will take you to our action center and automatically find your two representatives. There, you can draft a message to your legislators and send it to them. Your message can be as long or short as you want.  Make sure that the subject line asks the representative to please vote YES on HB1298.

The other way to contact your representatives is by calling them, which is even better. You can look up your legislators and their contact information here: Find My Legislators. Again, the main purpose is to ask the Representative to vote YES on House Bill 1298.

If this bill fails on the floor vote, it is over. Boys will be allowed to compete in girls’ sports and erase these important equality wins for women over the past 50 years!

This is an important task. PLEASE HELP US PROTECT GIRLS SPORTS IN NORTH DAKOTA. Thank you in advance for contacting your legislators.


Mark Jorritsma
President and Executive Director

Does it make sense to you that a girl should have to compete against biological females for positions on girls’ sports teams?

Well of course that makes sense, but as you probably know by now, Joe Biden and the Left is pushing to remove all common-sense distinctions in sports teams. But Kansans are pushing back. Last week, Senator Roger Marshall co-sponsored the Federal Fairness in Women’s Sports bill.

And this week, Senator Renee Erickson introduced the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act in the Kansas legislature. This bill ensures that women have a fair playing field when it comes to athletics. Until the 1970s women had very limited athletic options. Title IX was passed in 1976 to ensure that women would be provided athletic opportunities.

We’ve seen so many advances for women because this important legislation. Title IX of the United States Education Act, which was clearly enacted to protect women, not men. But activists are pushing to undo this.

Fairness in women’s sports ensures that this cannot happen. This bill says that only biological females are allowed to compete in women’s athletic events in Kansas. The reason for this is that no matter how many drugs a biological male takes to suppress his natural hormones, his lung capacity, heart size, and skeletal structure will never be the same as a female. There are inherent biological differences that cannot be artificially changed, and those differences put women at an extreme disadvantage in the long run.

This is a national movement. Idaho passed the first law of its kind last year. And already at least nine other states have introduced these laws this year. Because no matter their political persuasion, people understand that girls should have a level playing field and should not be losing athletic competitions or scholarships to biological men.

Like many of the legislators advocating for this bill, I want to ensure that future generations of girls have the same opportunity to compete on a level playing field like I did. Because of Title IX 2 in every 5 girls plays sports of some kind, as opposed to just 1 in every 27 girls before Title IX’s enactment. If Title IX means anything, athletic opportunities for girls must be protected.

What can you do?

All girls deserve a level playing field when competing in sports. Join with us in our fight to #SaveGirlsSports!

For a level playing field,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

Name this political issue: Yesterday, one of Biden’s cabinet picks said something disturbing about it. And today, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced a new bill to solve the problem.

What’s the issue? Girls’ sports.

I’ll tell you what Biden’s cabinet pick said, and what Senator Lee’s bill would do about it. But first, let me provide some context.

Yesterday was National Girls and Women in Sports Day. At Family Policy Alliance, we’re proud to celebrate the opportunities today’s female athletes have in America. These opportunities weren’t always available!

A Brief History of Girls’ Sports in America

If you were a female athlete before 1972, your options were likely limited. Your school may have had limited girls’ sports (in comparison with boys), inferior funding, or even no girls’ teams at all.

If you want to hear more about this era in girls’ sports, check out this video that one of YOU sent us! Pat McWethy of Virginia describes her experiences:

The turning point came when Congress passed Title IX in 1972. This law prohibits sex discrimination in schools, including in sports programs. Because of this law, girls were given a better chance at their own sports teams and opportunities.

It paid off. Before Title IX, about 1 in 27 girls played sports. Today, 2 in 5 play sports.

The Landscape Today

While we’re thrilled that today our daughters have more opportunity than ever before in the sports arena, that reality is threatened by a new phenomenon: biological males, who identify as female, playing in female sports divisions.

Some schools and sports divisions will allow this to happen, despite the fact that males have distinct physiological advantages over women in sports. These include advantages in cardiovascular capacity, muscle mass, and bone density – not to mention more apparent advantages like height!

These differences translate to sports performance and outcomes, all the way up to the highest levels. Take the 2016 Olympics, for example. In the men’s and women’s finals for the 1500-meter run, the women’s Gold medalist was more than 17 seconds slower than the last-placing man.

When males are allowed to compete in female sports, the competition may be over before it’s begun. The result: males take titles, scholarships, and other elite opportunities that were reserved for females.

And that’s the news about Biden’s Education Secretary nominee. In a hearing yesterday, he seemed to suggest that he believes schools have a “legal responsibility” to let this happen. In combination with Biden’s recent Executive Order suggesting he wants to redefine sex, it seems clear the Biden administration plans to put its support behind boys playing in girls’ sports.

The Good News

Thankfully, others are fighting back. At Family Policy Alliance, we’ve been on the front lines of defending girls’ sports, and you’ve been a critical part of that effort.

Last year, you helped Idaho became the first state to pass a law to “Save Girls’ Sports.” The law stipulates that only females can play in girls’ and women’s school sports.

Other states are following suit. One effort in Montana is taking off thanks to the good work of our friends at Montana Family Foundation. That bill has passed the House and is on to the Senate. If you participated in our Action Alert supporting it, thank you!

There are also federal efforts underway.

And that’s where Senator Mike Lee comes in. Today, he introduced the Protection of Women and Girls in Sports Act. If passed, this bill would stipulate that in order for a school to receive federal funds, they can only allow females on their girls’ sports teams.

Rep. Greg Steube (R-FL) has introduced the same legislation in the U.S. House.

That’s good news for our girls.

If you haven’t already, we encourage you to take a moment to visit our dedicated webpage to learn more, sign our petition to lawmakers, and share this message with friends.

Girls should have a level playing field. Will you help us protect it?

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist





Sadly, though he neither possesses the gifting, principles, or vision worthy of that office, Joe Biden is the president.

If you ask me what God is doing, I don’t know. But, I do know that He is working

I also know this: despite empty promises of unity, Biden has quickly showed us that he is beholden to the most insanely insane offerings of the radical left. His list of executive orders is unconstitutional, ill-conceived, and, in many cases, downright evil.

Yet, one executive order of his stood out – an attempt to erase biology by requiring boys who identify as girls to be allowed participate on the same sports teams and use the same bathrooms and locker rooms as true, biological females.

This is insane!

If you want to stop the insanity in Georgia, we’re asking you to partner with us by donating $50, $100, $250 or more to help us fight to Save Girls Sports in our state.

Currently, we’re working on legislation to take a stand here. We’re building support, and we anticipate an announcement soon. But, we need your help to fund this fight!

As a father of a young girl, I am not allowing a boy to violate her innocence by sharing a bathroom or locker room with her. I am also not going to allow a boy to violate her opportunity to have fair competition in sports by having him compete with or against her. It’s time we protect what is self-evident and scientific truth in our Georgia code – boys and girls are biologically different!

My friends, we have the anti-science president in the White House. Despite all his bluster, his knowledge of biology is less than what is possessed by my 3-year-old. We cannot help but see the corrosive effects of an evil agenda already upon his administration.

While, yes, we should be angered by this and disgusted that our nation is led by such an agenda, our state can take a stand. Your generous support today can help us fight this fight and protect children right here in Georgia.

This legislation will make a difference in our state. It will protect young girls. It will protect their innocence. It will protect their competition. And, it will also protect the young children suffering psychologically by refusing to affirm the radical and hateful belief that they must change their gender in order to be happy.

Let’s Save Girls Sports,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

PS. Soon, you will see an Action Alert from us on this bill, but I’d ask you today to consider helping us fight by helping us fund our efforts. Your $50, $100, $250 – whatever the Lord calls you to do – donation today could make a huge difference in protecting Georgia children.

We’ve all heard the classic folktale about the Emperor with no clothes. False “weavers” sold the unfortunate Emperor invisible “clothes,” and everyone around him only  told him everything he wanted to hear, too afraid to speak the truth. It got so bad that the Emperor ultimately led an important procession before the crowds wearing nothing but his underwear, thinking he was wearing elaborate and fine clothing because everyone told him he was. What’s worse—he was too afraid to admit even to himself that he wasn’t wearing the fine clothing, desperate for their approval and admiration.

I’m sad to say that at only seven days in office, President Biden is already acting like an emperor, and he thinks he’s wearing fine clothing.

On his first day in office, President Biden issued an executive order directing his Administration to implement the transgender political agenda far and wide as a hat tip to the activists who supported his bid for office. This executive order is setting up a tsunami of policy changes that absolutely will affect every American family. With a stroke of his pen, he declared that the word “boy” can mean the word “girl.” Everyone, even those on the far left, knows that this can never be a physical reality, but President Biden’s words will make everyone pretend that it is.

Tell your governor and state legislators that President Biden’s transgender executive order must not stand!

He will attempt to force every public school to let boys play on girls’ athletic teams. He will insist that men (who say they are women) be housed at shelters specifically for women—even though those women have often been victims of sexual assault or domestic violence. He will attempt to force this ideology into every aspect of public-school curriculum—pre-kindergarten on up to high school. He plans to force doctors to perform physical interventions on children’s healthy bodies to make them better “identify” with the opposite sex—often rendering these children sterile and experimentally interrupting their natural onset of puberty, regardless of whether the doctor thinks this is in the child’s best interest. And on and on.

The truth of sex as male and female, as God uniquely designed us, is rightly so integrally woven throughout our law that the impact President Biden’s edict will have is not even comprehensible.

And yet the masses pretend right along with President Biden, no one daring to say otherwise. And his advisers and political activists on the Left call in “experts” to support their gender theory—telling him they’re giving him elaborate garments to wear.

But reality is worse than the folktale. In the story, only the Emperor is harmed as he embarrassingly wanders around in his underwear. In this case, Biden’s massive policy change will most directly harm women and children. What’s the point in shattering glass ceilings if men are really the ones holding the hammer? And how do we explain this to children whose lives and bodies have been irreparably harmed in order to further a lie?

And to top it all off, Joe Biden isn’t even an Emperor! Here in America, we aren’t supposed to have kings, thrones or edicts. Yet he’s walking around like the folktale emperor, attempting to make massive policy changes with his pen.

Here in America, we have three separate branches of government (Legislative, Judiciary and Executive) meant to serve as checks against one another. And, we have dual systems of government, the federal government and each state’s government, operating as sovereigns and serving as checks on one another. Policy changes are supposed to come from the branch most closely connected to the people, the Legislative branch—not the Executive branch, which holds the presidency.

In fact, the Legislative branch has been debating the kind of policy change President Biden wrote up out of thin air—a bill called the “Equality Act,” that would make a person’s LGBT status a protected class of the highest kind in law. This would give a person identifying as LGBT the same level of special protection in law that we give based on the classifications of race, national origin, and religion. This is an extremely dangerous policy, and Congress has rejected its passage every time.

President Biden and his advisers know all this—and how much work it actually takes to pass a law—so he attempted to make this sweeping change himself by writing it up as an executive order. He’s operating like an emperor, far outside the bounds of his executive branch authority.

So when we have a makeshift emperor wandering around, with no one daring to tell him he’s been sold fake clothes, and perhaps much of the country too busy to notice while they fight with each other, what are we as believers to do? Because we must do something!

What you can do to engage our government, in a manner worthy of the Gospel.

The beautiful thing about the folktale is that a little child is the one who finally speaks the truth and tells the emperor he’s not wearing any clothing. I love this because of the biblical connection—God’s Word tells us to be as little children. May we all have the childlike faith, boldness and love to engage in our system of government.

Individual families and the states themselves can push back against the direction the Biden Administration is moving—serving as a check on the government. For example, Biden’s executive order looks to force schools to permit boys in girls’ sports. But last year Family Policy Alliance helped Idaho pass a law specifically reserving girls’ sports for girls—and seven more states are already following Idaho’s lead this year, moving “save girls’ sports” legislation through the process. This sends a powerful message to Washington, D.C.

Especially when it comes to our children, we have to draw a hard line in our states, and the time is now. Join us in sending a message to your state legislators and governor: President Biden’s transgender agenda is outside his authority and harmful to children, and must be stopped.

Send your message now– it only takes one minute through our Action Center, which sends a message automatically to your state policymakers.

What you can do spiritually

Even when we disagree with our leaders, we are called to pray for them. So, we will continue to lift up President Biden and his advisers in prayer before the throne of Heaven. He has been deeply deceived on this issue and needs our prayers.

Please consider joining our prayer initiative, where we are praying and seeking to restore God as first in this country—Under God, One Nation. You can reserve a time where you will commit to lifting up our country and its leaders to our True King.

I don’t know about you, but I’d rather be the child telling the Emperor he’s been sold fake clothing than the Emperor’s advisors who feed him lies to protect themselves and seek their own interest.

For truth—and in love,

Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy