Today is the 49th anniversary of Title IX, the federal law that has helped girls have equal access to their own sports teams and other school-related opportunities.
But as males who identify as female are increasingly participating in girls’ and women’s sports, states must decide: will we protect our female athletes?
Overwhelmingly, leaders across the states are saying “yes!”
Last year, Idaho became the first state to pass a law saying that girls’ sports should be reserved for females. Now, 30 states have introduced similar legislation and 8 states have passed their #SaveGirlsSports bills into law!
Join us TONIGHT to hear from five leaders on the front lines to #SaveGirlsSports. Each one has worked tirelessly to defend female athletes, and we’re honored to have them join us.
Saving Girls’ Sports, State by State
Come join us and learn about
- What Planned Parenthood has to do with girls’ sports
- What you can do to protect athletes in your state and nationwide
- Advocates in one state who were under such intense attack that they took steps to protect their physical safety
Meet our speakers!
In light of Father’s Day on Sunday, we’re highlighting some of our guests here with their daughters — one reason these leaders are fighting to #SaveGirlsSports!
|John Stemberger is President and General Counsel of Florida Family Policy Council and Florida Family Action. John is a nationally known figure, and we’re grateful for his leadership in Florida’s recent fight to #SaveGirlsSports! Join us to hear how Florida stood up to the NCAA.|
|Jerry Cox is Founder and President of Arkansas’s Family Council. This year, Jerry has been on the front lines as Arkansas passed laws to #SaveGirlsSports AND protect minors from transgender medical experiments. But it wasn’t easy. Jerry has some great stories to share!|
|Gene Mills is President of Louisiana Family Forum. His work has ranged from pro-life causes to criminal justice reform, to working on Louisiana’s #SaveGirlsSports effort! We are blessed to have Gene join us as he shares about the lessons learned from his own state’s recent battle.|
|Blaine Conzatti is Executive Director of Family Policy Alliance of Idaho. Blaine was at the forefront of making Idaho the FIRST state to #SaveGirlsSports! Join to hear him share about what it was like being the first state to protect girls in sports.|
|Jeff Laszloffy is President of Montana Family Foundation. He has been a true leader and friend in the pro-family movement. While there’s much we could say about Jeff, today we’re especially excited for him to share about just how unfair it is when males compete in female sports.|
|Craig DeRoche is CEO and President of Family Policy Alliance. In his 30 years of experience, Craig has served as Speaker of the House in Michigan and president of Justice Fellowship (founded by Chuck Colson). Join us as he leads an engaging discussion with these state leaders!|
Don’t miss it – and be sure to spread the word!
See you tonight!
Policy and Communications Strategist
Florida is on the verge of a disastrous expansion of legalized gambling that would very arguably be the largest such expansion in American history. Please take a few moments to speak up to your legislators right away!
Our allies at Florida Family Policy Council have put together action alerts, information resources and other ways you can make a difference. Please read below and make your voice heard!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
We need all hands on deck NOW!
Take action NOW to STOP the largest
expansion of casino gambling in
1) Call or Email The Following 4 Legislators ASAP
2) Attend the Rally for Florida’s Future next
Tuesday in Tallahassee at the Capitol.
Call and or Email Just 4 Legislators
Legislator #1 Senate President Wilton Simpson:
Legislator #2 House Speaker Chris Sprowls:
Legislator #3 Your District Florida State Senator (See Below)
Legislator #4 Your District Member of the House (See Below)
To quickly obtain the name, phone number and email address for your District’s Florida State Senator & House Member click HERE and type in your home address. The Upper Chamber is your Senate Representative, the Lower Chamber is your House Representative.
Just call or email your legislator and ask them “VOTE NO to the special session proposals to expand casino gambling in Florida.”
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Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance, reflects on some things he didn’t see in the first presidential debate that have him concerned. And he gives us information on an event that might just help us decide how to vote in November.
Take part in a special live-stream forum on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 7-8:30pm EDT entitled “An Honest Discussion About a Difficult Election: A Forum for Christians Wrestling with Why and How to Vote.”
Ben Carson’s My Faith Votes is sponsoring the event and speakers will include Bishop Harry Jackson, Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader of Iowa, and John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council.
Florida Gov. Rick Scott signed a law which dials back taxpayer funding to all abortion facilities in the state, including Planned Parenthood. That makes Florida the 12th state to do so.
HB 1411 moves funds going to Planned Parenthood to hundreds of low-cost, federally qualified community health clinics.
“This is a historic victory, and we are thrilled to have been an active part of this effort,” said John Stemberger with the Florida Family Policy Council. “The real heroes in this victory are Senator Kelli Stargel and Representative Colleen Burton, both of Lakeland. These women are to be commended for their courage and conviction, leading on this issue which voters have been concerned about for decades.”
The push to defund Planned Parenthood was highlighted by videos released by the Center for Medical Progress. It’s founder, David Daleiden, is now in federal court defending his right to uncover abuses in the abortion industry, specifically, Planned Parenthood.
Gov. Scott previously had been unwilling to take action – then the Legislature got involved.
“In spite of receiving tens of thousands of communications from Florida voters,” Stemberger said, “the governor refused to do so, mainly claiming that he could not take action due to federal law. Nonetheless, we are pleased that Gov. Scott did follow the Legislature’s lead and signed this important bill into law.”
Florida Governor urged to sign HB 1411 bill into law.
The Florida Legislature passed HB 1411, a bill that cuts state funding to abortion facilities, including Planned Parenthood.
If signed into law, the money that would have gone to Planned Parenthood now goes to hundreds of deserving low-cost community health clinics and women’s health centers.
“Republicans in the Florida Legislature are to be commended,” said John Stemberger, president of the Florida Family Policy Council, “for showing leadership and for doing the right thing by passing this historic piece of legislation.”
The bill now goes to Gov. Rick Scott for his signature. If signed, Florida would join Texas, Utah, Kansas, New Hampshire, Alabama, Arkansas and Louisiana in defunding Planned Parenthood.
“On behalf of thousands of Floridians who object to their taxes going to fund Planned Parenthood,” Stemberger said, “I continue to urge Gov. Scott to sign this good bill into law.”