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
Our allies at the Montana Family Foundation have alerted us that your quick action is needed on an important pro-life matter.
Senate Bill 354 (the Born Alive Infants Protection Act) was passed by both houses of the Montana legislature and has been transmitted to Gov. Steve Bullock for his signature. This bill would move the antiquated Montana infanticide ban into the 21st century.
The bill addresses and updates several issues in the current law that were not foreseen when it was originally passed years ago. Primarily, it places a penalty into the law for failing to render medical care to an infant surviving a botched abortion.
This is important to note because our Montana Family Foundation allies report that the bill is in danger of being vetoed because the governor claims it is redundant.
Please call Gov. Bullock at (406) 444-3111 and urge him to sign SB 354 because it will ensure that any infant born alive after a failed abortion must receive medical care. He’s getting enormous pressure from Planned Parenthood and the ACLU to veto the bill.
Encourage him to do the right thing because, regardless of the circumstances, any infant born alive deserves protection and a chance to live. SB 354 – the Born Alive Infant Protection Act – does just that.
Time is of the essence, so please call right now – (406) 444-3111.
The Family Policy Alliance team
Barronelle Stutzman, great grandmother and Washington State florist, was prosecuted and could lose everything, simply for declining to create custom flower arrangements for a same-sex wedding. A similar law is about to be voted on in Helena, and your action is needed.
Montana is neighborly and welcoming – a great place to raise a family and to live out your faith.
But now, some legislators are pushing a bill that would punish people for their ideas and beliefs. This is a battle that needs the attention of all Montanans. A vote is possible on Friday, so your action is needed today!
The bill (House Bill 465) is known as a SOGI law because it offers special protections for “sexual orientation and gender identity” classes.
Do you remember Jack Phillips? He is the Colorado baker who recently won a Supreme Court case, after being prosecuted under a SOGI law for declining to bake a cake celebrating a same-sex wedding.
Do you remember Barronelle Stutzman? She is the florist in Washington State (pictured above) who is also being prosecuted under SOGI laws for declining to provide flowers for a same-sex wedding. She, like Jack, is at grave risk of losing her home and business from fines and legal costs.
Over and over again, SOGI laws have been the leading tool used by the Left to attack religious freedom. And the gender identity component puts the privacy and safety of women and girls at risk by opening women’s bathrooms, showers, dressing rooms and other public accommodations to men.
This bill will be heard by the House Judiciary Committee on Friday morning. You can send a message to each of the committee members – urging them to vote NO – with just a click on our Action Center.
Please make your voice heard for freedom! Thanks for taking action and spreading the word!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
In association with our state ally, Montana Family Foundation
Eli had been old enough to vote for several years, but because he felt unsure about the issues and candidates, he never registered or took part in elections.
But after Eli attended an event with our president Paul Weber, he made a decision: He voted in a mid-term election. And now he’s teaching his students the importance of engaging.
Join us in our efforts to motivate pro-family voters.
Family Policy Alliance is proud to work alongside Jeff Laszloffy and the Montana Family Foundation, one of our 40 state-based allies with whom we collaborate to elect pro-family statesmen and to advance pro-family policy.
You’ve heard of “wrongful death” lawsuits. Well, a Montana couple actually filed a “wrongful birth” lawsuit with ominous implications for life and for healthcare. That’s when the Montana Family Foundation jumped into action.
A Montana court says the state cannot exclude private, religious schools from a state education tax credit.
Jeff Laszloffy, president of Montana Family Foundation, explains why it’s a good decision for families as well as Christian schools. And what other states can learn from the legislation.
Learn more about Montana Family Foundation.
Moving closer to the edge of the cliff
2016 will be a critical year for your family and your faith. In so many ways, our nation is moving ever closer to the edge of the cliff – a cultural, political and spiritual cliff.
As followers of Christ, it’s our duty to trust in our Lord, remain faithful and engage in our system of government – to ensure pro-family Americans seize the opportunity to back away from that cliff. We need to band together with like-minded believers to protect our loved ones, our religious freedom and the sanctity of life – for ourselves and our families. We can do that in legislatures across the country and at the ballot box throughout the year.
Eli is a Christian school teacher who had never voted. Never, that is, until he attended an event sponsored by the Montana Family Foundation. He heard CitizenLink’s President and CEO Paul Weber talk about the importance of “unleashing biblical citizenship.” Now Eli is a registered voter!
Your partnership with CitizenLink makes stories like Eli’s possible. Visit www.citizenlink.com/donate to stand with us!