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.
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.
Senior Vice President, Strategy
New executive order seeks to force LGBT ideology on a nation that doesn’t want it
Today, President Biden issued a sweeping executive order during “Pride Month” that is a direct attack on what you—and so many others across the states—have been doing to push back against his woke agenda and to protect children.
The executive order seeks to use the full power of the federal government to stop the movement to save girls’ sports, keep parents in the dark about what’s happening in their children’s classroom, and force gender “transitions” on children as a form of “healthcare.”
In response, Family Policy Alliance released an official statement to the media, as well as a joint statement with our friends from Women’s Liberation Front (WoLF). WoLF is an organization of self-described “radical feminists.” We may disagree on many issues, but we agree that gender ideology and this sweeping executive order are extremely dangerous—particularly for women and children.
Tune in to hear from Family Policy Alliance’s President & CEO, Craig DeRoche, and WoLF’s Executive Director, Mahri Irvine, LIVE about the President’s executive order and our response TONIGHT at 7:30PM ET.
Here is the statement we released today to the media in response to the President’s Executive Order:
Statement from Craig DeRoche, CEO and President of Family Policy Alliance:
“Today, President Biden has identified himself as an actual threat to democracy and to families, by showing his willingness to issue a federal takeover of decisions that belong to parents, schools, and health care professionals – all in a single executive order.
“President Biden promised to enact the sweeping Equality Act, which seeks to redefine sex across federal law. That bill has failed multiple times in Congress. Not only that, but Americans across the nation are moving in the opposite direction.
“That reality is the clear impetus for today’s executive order. The President is going after the states and the American people who are pushing back against his woke agenda. The accompanying fact sheet for the order alluded to Florida’s Parental Rights in Education bill, Help Not Harm laws that protect minors from transgender interventions, and the Save Girls’ Sports laws that now protect female athletes in eighteen states.
“As for the people leading those policies? We’re not intimidated. We know that the alliance of state family policy councils behind many of these policies is standing strong, and that the movement’s momentum is greater than ever. Look no further than the sweeping effort to Save Girls’ Sports. In 2020, one state had such a law. Last year, 9 states had Save Girls’ Sports laws. This year, that number has doubled to eighteen.
“Today, the President alienated himself from his fellow Americans and called them ‘bullies’ to underscore the point. He’s drawn clear battle lines, and we proudly stand 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 kindergarten classroom.
“Today, Biden has accomplished little more than show how out of touch he is with millions of Americans and add fuel to the fire to ensure that kids and their families are protected across the country.”
Family Policy Alliance’s joint statement with Women’s Liberation Front is available here
You, along with parents and pro-family lawmakers across the country, brought the Biden Administration into complete meltdown status this week—and Disney to full damage control. Why? Because the pro-family movement across the states is gaining traction, and the DC elites and woke corporation don’t know how to handle it.
In the past month alone, Iowa, Utah, Oklahoma and Arizona all have new laws to keep sports fair and ensure that girls’ sports are reserved only for girls. Now 14 states have laws protecting young female athletes. This became especially important after the nation witnessed the NCAA throw female athletes under the bus in permitting Lia Thomas, a biological male, to compete against—and take medals and finalist spots from—female swimmers. The Utah legislature even overrode their Republican governor’s veto of their save girls’ sports bill to ensure their female athletes are protected. The Indiana legislature will have the opportunity to do the same thing soon.
Just this week, Arizona signed into law a bill that protects children from irreversible “gender transition” surgeries—such as double mastectomies on young girls. The new law will give Arizona’s children an opportunity to grow up and resolve any struggles with how they perceive their bodies, without leaving lasting physical and emotional scars.
In Florida, after a showdown between Disney and Governor DeSantis, the Governor signed into law a bill that protects young children in kindergarten through third grade from sexualized instruction and reinforces the rights parents have to know what’s going on with their children at school. The media framed this as the “don’t say gay” bill, and the Walt Disney Company applied immense pressure in the state to try to stop the bill—turning against their own family consumers.
In the end, Governor DeSantis and Florida families, especially children, won. Polling consistently shows that Americans, Floridians, and even Florida Democrat voters strongly support the new law. This is surprising to the radical Left that continues to pedal a radical sexual ideology, but it shouldn’t be. Parents know to act in the best interest of their children.
Disney is learning they took the wrong side in this debate. And, they’re also dealing with leaked videos of their executives proudly planning to embed sexual themes into children’s shows and some of their employees arrested in a human trafficking sting. Now Florida’s duly elected leaders—including Governor DeSantis—are considering repealing a 50-year-old law that allows Disney to “govern itself” in its parks in Florida.
To sum up, American families and state legislatures are pushing back against the harmful woke ideology that claims a child can be “born in the wrong body” and that young children should be taught sexual themes in school. You are making a difference!
Meanwhile, the Biden Administration had a full-on meltdown yesterday in response to these strong state laws and the pushback against their woke agenda. They proudly flew the “transgender flag” from the Department of Health and Human Services while putting out a series of messages calling these state efforts to protect female athletes and children “extreme” and “harmful.”
Since when is believing that girls’ sports should be fair and only for girls “extreme”?
The truth is that you are the main obstacle holding back the Biden Administration’s agenda. Your voice to protect children, your stand for girls’ sports, and your advocacy in your own state is what’s slowed down the woke agenda. The Biden Administration’s number one priority was to pass a sweeping LGBT law forcing radical sexual ideology in every aspect of American law and life—and silencing dissenters. That law remains stalled out, lacking support, while more and more states fight to save girls’ sports and protect children from gender ideology in their schools and doctor’s offices.
Our stand together to protect children has been strong, and the White House knows it. That’s why the Biden Administration is fighting so hard, despite a lack of support from the American people, to force their agenda.
It’s been a good week for families—especially for children. This momentum would not happen without you. From the bottom of our hearts, the Family Policy Alliance team wants to thank you for partnering with us, raising your voice, and fighting to protect children.
Standing with you,
Exec. Vice President, Strategy
P.S. Many more states continue to advance strong legislation to protect children and young women athletes. Family Policy Alliance and the alliance we host of state family policy councils will need to rally support for these bills to get across the finish line. We also expect new regulations from the Biden Administration that will harmfully impact children—especially girls—to be released at any time. Please prayerfully consider a generous gift to support our ministry as we fight for legal protections for families and children!
Within in the coming days, the U.S. Department of Education will issue its proposed rule on Title IX. This proposed rule will redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “gender identity”. We need you on alert.
What is Title IX?
The Title IX regulations impose important legal obligations on school districts, colleges, and universities, requiring a prompt response to reports of sexual harassment. It is meant to improve the clarity and transparency of the requirements for how schools must respond to sexual harassment under Title IX so that every complainant receives appropriate support, respondents are treated as responsible only after receiving due process and fundamental fairness, and school officials serve impartially without bias for or against any party.
The original intent of Title IX when it was implemented in 1972, was to open the doors for educational opportunity to women and to protect against sexual harassment. Over the years, however, this regulation has been distorted and the clarity and transparency of the original intent has been lost. The definition of “sex” recognized the biological differences between man and woman and offered protections based on those biological differences.
The Proposed Rule
The proposed rule on Title IX will change the definition of “sex” to include “sexual orientation” and “sexual identity”. Once again, a government entity is trying to change the definition of “sex.” Changing this definition will only serve to bring about more distorted interpretations of the regulation, minimizing focus on biological protections and increasing focus on perceived orientations or identities.
Unlike the infamous Obama 2016 “Dear Colleague Letter,” this proposed rule will be worse if it is implemented and will have much stronger enforcement capabilities which will ultimately serve to diminish the original intent and further distort the interpretation of this regulation.
We need you
We need New Mexico voices to help slow or even stop the implementation of this proposed rule. The rule could be proposed any day now – or could be delayed further. When it is proposed, we will issue an action alert that will allow your voice to be heard.
There will be more details to come. Will you join us in prayer and action?
Congress had their annual baseball game last night. Democrats lost last night’s game, but now they’re trying to get their triple-threat agenda across home plate in Congress. Democrats want to pass at least three radical bills by the end of the week. Here’s a quick pitch of the bills they want to pass:
The Infrastructure Bill should be about fixing roads and infrastructure, as the name suggests. Here’s the catch: this over 2,000-page bill will cost taxpayers $1 trillion and contains Equality Act language.
The House is also teaming up with Biden to pass a radical $3.5 trillion “Human Infrastructure” bill, also known as Biden’s Socialist Budget. The bill omits the Hyde amendment, meaning the bill would force taxpayers to fund abortions. The bill also overrides longstanding pro-life protections in a new government-run health care program and in the Affordable Care Act exchanges.
Finally, the House will vote on HR 2119, the Family Violence Prevention Services Improvement Act of 2021. This bill should be focused on giving states grants to help individuals impacted by domestic violence. But here’s the curveball: HR 2119 is being used as a vehicle for radical Equality Act language. Specifically,
- HR 2119 could force domestic violence women’s shelters to allow men who claim to be women into women’s private spaces.
- HR 2119 could force faith-based domestic service providers committed to serving their communities to accept the LGBT agenda or else close their programs.
- HR 2119 is another way the left is trying to insert their gender ideology into federal law, while ignoring the harmful impacts to women and children.
These three bills could be up for a vote any time this week! Please step up to the plate and urge your Member of Congress to OPPOSE the Democrats’ Triple Threat Agenda! Tell your Member of Congress to vote NO on the Infrastructure Bill, the Biden Socialist Budget (“Human Infrastructure”), and HR 2119 by clicking here on our action center!
Many might assume that President Biden and Vice President Harris are focused on vaccinating the population against COVID-19 or perhaps something related to the environment and climate change. But, the Biden/Harris Administration has a different top priority—championing gender theory, or the idea that a person can change their sex and that everyone else must affirm that decision or be punished.
This would be laughable at times, like when we learned that Biden’s budget changed the word “mother” to “birthing person.” It sounds ridiculous and out-of-touch, but the truth is that gender theory is a very dangerous political agenda, especially for children. Yet, the Administration seems determined to force gender theory into every aspect of our lives and especially onto our children.
Here are just a few examples:
BREAKING TODAY: GOODBYE TO TITLE IX
Just today, Biden’s Education Department released new “official” guidance that it will interpret the word “sex” in Title IX to include “gender identity.” In other words, a student can “identify” as the opposite sex at any time, for any reason.
The results for real American families? This means the end of girls’ sports, the invasion of privacy in locker rooms, and serious damage to their scholarships. It’s a pretty low blow, especially considering that Title IX’s 49th anniversary comes next week—stay tuned for more on that!
The irony is that Title IX is inherently built on sex-based distinctions. It is the federal civil rights law enacted to make sure women and girls have equal access to educational opportunities– and that requirement includes sports. To redefine Title IX so that any man can declare himself to be a woman at any time for any reason makes Title IX virtually pointless.
Read FPA’s official statement to the media about the Education Department’s new “guidance” on Title IX.
THE EQUALITY ACT
Many Americans are now familiar with this dangerous piece of legislation that President Biden labeled his top priority early on. The Equality Act would use the sweeping federal Civil Rights law to force gender theory onto the entire country, giving the same protection to a person because of their self-declared gender identity as we would because of their race.
The Equality Act would result in:
- Pressuring struggling children toward experimental hormones and surgery to “transition” their sex
- Allowing males to overtake girls’ athletics
- Allowing males to enter women’s locker rooms and shelters
- Closing the doors of faith-based foster and adoption agencies
- Denying parental rights in the name of sexual politics
- Silencing everyone who disagrees
- Forcing curriculum that teaches children they may be “born in the wrong body” into every public school
Thankfully, your voices have stopped the Equality Act from moving forward, but we expect a vote in the Senate on the bill next week!
To help, TAKE ACTION now, using our 1-minute Action Center to tell your Senator to vote NO! It is critical that this vote fails in the Senate!
To learn more, join me and our friends at The Heritage Foundation Thursday morning for “How the Equality Act’s Gender Ideology Would Harm Children.”
RSVP: Thursday, June 17, 2021 from 10:00AM-10:30AM Eastern Time
PRESIDENT BIDEN’S “GENDER THEORY MUST BE EVERYWHERE IN AMERICA” ORDER
Biden and Harris must have known that the Equality Act would be a hard-sell to American families because on his very first day in office, Biden issued an executive order mandating that all government agencies—including those that most affect us in our everyday lives, such as the Health and Education Departments—must implement his gender theory into every area of law and regulation.
Passing the Equality Act into law, especially with the filibuster still intact in the Senate, is a heavy lift. It’s much easier for President Biden to issue a power-grabbing fiat with his pen, taking a chance that the American voters may not call him on it.
HEALTH CARE PROFESSIONALS: PERFORM TRANSGENDER OPERATIONS OR ELSE
The Biden/Harris Health Department also joined the “gender theory propaganda bandwagon” in a big way. The Department recently announced that it would also interpret the word “sex” in Title IX and in Obamacare to also mean “gender identity”—just like we saw today from the Education Department.
This means that healthcare professionals such as doctors, hospitals, and insurers are required to provide transgender interventions on individuals. What does this look like in practice? If a hospital is willing to perform a mastectomy on a woman who has breast cancer, then the rule will require the hospital to also perform mastectomies on women—or even young girls—who identify as transgender. If they administer hormones for certain medical treatments, they must also be willing to administer them for teenagers seeking to “transition.” Under the rule, professionals would be required to perform these operations even if they do not believe them to be in the patient’s best interest in their professional judgment.
It’s a very twisted rule, clearly proving the point that this agenda puts politics over people every time.
The Biden/Harris Administration’s top priority is clearly dangerous with far-reaching consequences, especially for children who are affected at schools and who are not of an age where they can truly offer informed consent for serious medical operations.
But the GOOD NEWS is, it’s not all bad news!
- The Biden/Harris Administration’s obsession with gender theory shows how out-of-touch they are with real American families.
- More and more people are speaking out boldly to say “enough is enough!” every day.
- Over 30 states considered legislation to #SaveGirlsSports this year, with at least 7 states passing it into law!
- Arkansas became the first state in the nation to protect children from experimental transgender “treatments”!
- There’s still time to TAKE ACTION on the Equality Act to tell your Senators to vote NO.
- Even the Associated Press has admitted that the states taking action against gender theory, especially to save girls sports, are stopping the Equality Act!
So, take heart! Your voice in your state and to Congress is making a difference! And, your courage to speak out boldly against harmful gender ideology is making a difference. There’s a new wave of fellow Americans and believers washing over America with a renewed sense of hope, determination, and dedication to truth.
Standing together for His glory,
Vice President, Strategy
Your voice is needed to oppose a proposed rule from the Biden-Harris Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that would authorize abortion groups to receive Title X Family Planning funds. The proposal also mandates that grant recipients refer for abortions.
Under the Trump Administration, Title X grant funding was prohibited from being used for abortion referrals, protecting taxpayers from funding the abortion industry. This proposed rule will overturn these taxpayer protections if finalized.
Taxpayer dollars should never be used to promote the killing of innocent life – yet that’s exactly what the Biden Administration is planning to do through this rule.
The Administration will use this rule to boost Planned Parenthood’s bottom line with taxpayer dollars. A footnote in the rule even states that funding Planned Parenthood through Title X would result in cost savings – not for the taxpayer – but for Planned Parenthood.
The proposed rule would also force Title X recipients to provide abortion referrals – proving just how committed this Administration is to its pro-abortion agenda.
Not only is the Administration determined to fund an abortion giant, but they want everyone else to get on board with the abortion agenda as well.
Please click the link and write a comment to the Department of Health and Human Services telling them that you do NOT want to fund Planned Parenthood!
Here are a few points you can pick and choose from in your comment:
- I do not want my taxpayer dollars funding abortion referrals and Planned Parenthood’s bottom line.
- HHS must remove the abortion referral requirement because it is prohibited by statute.*
- No federal grant recipients should be forced to violate their conscience by referring abortions.
- HHS should include adoption counseling, not abortion counseling, in the Title X program.
- HHS should include adoption referrals, not abortion referrals, in the Title X program.
The comment period for this rule ends on May 17. Your comment can help make a difference by pushing back against this radical abortion agenda. Please be sure to share this information so the Department of Health and Human Services hears from as many people as possible!
*If a program refers a client to abortion, it is in fact a program where abortion is considered a “family planning related service,” (as acknowledged on page 19818 of the proposed rule) and thus specifically is prohibited by statute.