President Trump has sent a letter to public schools rescinding the “bathroom mandate” put in place by the previous administration. The move sends a clear message that privacy and safety is the top priority for our kids.

Autumn Leva, policy director at Family Policy Alliance, tells us there’s much to be grateful for in Trump’s latest action.


Tell President Trump ‘Thank You’ for Stopping the Bathroom Mandate.


There’s a huge life lesson playing out right in front of us. It’s right there in the headlines if you can see it for what it is. It involves how best to help families in need of jobs.

In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains how it’s larger than the elected officials involved as individuals. It’s about their worldview, their philosophy and their approach to nation-sized problems.

This is a perfect Stoplight to share with the young people in your life, so you can talk about how government can best help families.

Do you believe that boys should have access to girls’ locker rooms, showers and bathrooms? President Obama does. His “bathroom mandate” is using Title IX federal funding to force public schools to allow just that.

 Autumn Leva, policy director for Family Policy Alliance, tells us why we’ve formed an unusual alliance to make our voice heard at the U.S. Supreme Court.

Download a copy of the amicus brief as filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.


Most moms and daughters would agree that boys in public schools do not belong in girls’ restrooms and locker rooms – and vice versa. And now the U.S. Supreme Court will decide whether common sense will prevail over President Obama’s misguided activism.

A school district in Gloucester County, Virginia, turned down a female student’s request to use the boys’ restrooms. The student says she identifies as a boy, and, under controversial new guidelines from the Department of Education, being willing to say so is all it takes.

The state chapter of the ACLU sued on behalf of the girl. A federal appeals court ruled against the school district. Recently, the nation’s highest court added the case to its list.

“Schools have a duty to protect the privacy and safety of all students,” according to Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorney Gary McCaleb. “In light of the right to bodily privacy, federal law should not be twisted to require that a male be given access to the girls’ facilities, or a female to the boys’ facilities.”

ADF filed a brief supporting the school district on behalf of nearly 9,000 parents, students, grandparents and members of the community, as well as more than 40 state family policy councils.

2016-11-03-pa-rallyWe know it’s possible to stop the so-called bathroom mandate. A similar effort in Pennsylvania successfully was pushed back, thanks in part to the efforts of Pennsylvania Family Council. The group collected petitions, coordinated phone calls and held a public rally.

“I’m a mom of three young girls,” said Carla D’Addesi, a spokeswoman for the Defend My Privacy Coalition. “I want to make sure that my children’s expectation of privacy and their safety is not being infringed upon.”

Family Policy Alliance launched the “Ask Me First” project to equip families across America with resources to help them stand up for their moms and daughters. We encourage you to view the real-life stories, and even share your own at

In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains why we already knew there would be no indictment of Hillary Clinton.

But he doesn’t stop there. He suggests that we remember all the things that we already know.

If you’re among those who already knew, please share this video with your friends, so they know, too.

United We Stand White House GraphicWith all that’s going on in the culture, you’ve probably felt like giving up. Maybe you’ve even said these words, “What difference can one person make?”

One mom in Virginia may have said those words, but instead of giving in, she decided to do something about it. When she found out about President Obama’s bathroom decree, she began talking to friends and family. Those conversations birthed an idea – United We Stand.

On July 12th, we’re asking you to call President Obama at 1pm eastern and tell him, “No” on his bathroom policies. Family Policy Alliance, Family Research Council and other national groups are all backing this effort.

Make it a point to call. You can make a difference and together we can protect the privacy and safety of our children.

The Obama Administration is demanding that boys in public school to have access to the girls locker rooms and showers – else they’ll cut federal funding for schools.

In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard explains the “language magic tricks” that are used to make that argument.

You can read the Department of Administration directive here.


Several states have jointly filed a lawsuit against the Obama Administration for pushing its bathroom agenda onto public schools.

An announcement was made recently, giving “guidance” on Title IX and opening all public school bathrooms, showers and locker rooms to all students regardless of their biological sex.

Policy Director Autumn Leva tells us that there is a lot to be hopeful about in this latest round of legal wrangling.

We’ve compiled a list of elected officials who are standing against President Obama’s edict on bathrooms in public schools. You’ll find articles attached if you’re interested in reading more.

Attorney General Opposes

Governor Opposes

Governor, Lt. Gov., and Top Education Official Oppose

Governor Opposes

Governor Opposes

Governor Opposes

Lt. Gov. Opposes DOJ’s NC Lawsuit

Attorney General Opposes

South Dakota
Attorney General Opposes

Governor Opposes

Governor, Lt. Gov. and Others Oppose

Governor Opposes

Governor Opposes

In addition, West Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, and Maine signed onto a brief asking the Fourth Circuit to rehear the Gloucester case in which it sided with a transgender student.


U.S. Senators Oppose

Bill Cassidy – Louisiana

David Vitter – Louisiana

James Lankford – Oklahoma

John Thune – South Dakota

Lamar Alexander – Tennessee

John Cornyn – Texas

Ted Cruz – Texas



Members of Congress Oppose

Gary Palmer – Alabama

Martha Roby – Alabama

Steve King – Iowa

Ralph Abraham – Louisiana

Bill Huizenga – Michigan

Kristi Noem – South Dakota

Diane Black – Tennessee


Additional Notes

32 Louisiana Legislators Oppose

Alabama legislator promises to bring bill in next session to block implementation in Alabama

Wisconsin legislator promises to bring his bathroom privacy bill back again


Convenient Amnesia

Senate Democrats are telling their Republican colleagues to “Do Your Job” and confirm a Supreme Court nominee.

In his Stoplight® commentary, Stuart Shepard recalls how those very same lawmakers chose to do their job in 2006.

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