The bill to #SaveGirlsSports in Texas will be heard in the special session on Monday, and your voice is needed!

Our friends at Texas Values have been leading the way admirably on this issue for months and we hope you can join in to help them on this important special legislative session issue.

State Sen. Charles Perry filed SB 2 to prohibit biological men from competing in biological women’s sports. SB 2 covers both high school and college athletics. Women should not be spectators in their own sports. Texas must act this special session to preserve equal opportunities for women in sports!


The Save Women’s Sports bill, SB 2, will be heard in the Senate Committee on Health and Human Services at 10:00 AM on Monday, July 12th, in the Senate Chamber at the Texas Capitol Building in Austin.


Here’s how you can help
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  1. Please consider coming to testify at the Texas Capitol on Monday! Our colleagues at Texas Values will provide you all the support that you need, including talking points and step-by-step instructions.Please immediately contact jcovey@txvalues.org if you are interested in getting talking points or are able to attend the hearing to testify.
  2. Even if you can’t make it to the Texas Capitol on Monday, please submit a comment by email to the Health and Human Services Committee at Kimberly.robertson_sc@senate.texas.gov. Be sure to specify what bill you are supporting (SB 2).
  3. Also, please take a few moments to email your state legislators and ask them to support SB 2, the Save Women’s Sports bill.

Thank you for making your voice heard!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

Girls’ sports are at risk in Louisiana. For weeks, Louisiana’s student athletes and concerned citizens have anxiously anticipated the decision of Governor John Bel Edwards on the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, sponsored by Senator Beth Mizell.

SB 156, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, passed the Senate by a vote of 29-6 and the House by a vote of 78-17.

Sadly, Gov. Edwards chose D.C. politics over Louisiana values and vetoed the bill.

But there is hope!

The Louisiana Constitution provides for the legislature to consider a governor’s veto and to decide whether to override. Once a legislative session has concluded, a veto override session is automatically scheduled. However, a majority of lawmakers in either house, polled by a mail-in ballot, can elect to cancel the override session. This essentially means that twenty senators and fifty-three representatives must agree to hold the session.

Family Policy Alliance joins our friends at Louisiana Family Forum in respectfully urging legislators to exercise their constitutional right and responsibility to review the Governor’s veto. There is a short window of opportunity to do this, so time is of the essence!

What can you do to help?

Go to our Action Center to tell Louisiana legislators why they should override the Governor’s veto on SB 156. Louisiana women and female athletes deserve a fair playing field and legal protections in competitive sports!

Thank you for doing your part to protect girls’ sports in Louisiana!


Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

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

Wednesday, June 23, 2021
8 PM ET / 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT
Streaming on Facebook and YouTube

Come join us and learn about

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!

Join us TONIGHT at 8 PM ET/ 7 PM CT / 6 PM MT / 5 PM PT on Facebook or YouTube.

See you tonight!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

P.S. Seeing this after the event? You can still watch on Facebook or YouTube

The battle to save women’s sports in Louisiana has reached its final stage: Gov. John Bel Edwards’s desk. The corporate and national pressure for him to veto this good bill is intense, and that’s why we – along with our allies at Louisiana Family Forum – are asking you to take a moment to email or call him today!

Legislators on both sides of the aisle and in both chambers understand the importance of protecting opportunities guaranteed to women through Title IX – and those include sports and scholarship programs. Allowing biological men to infringe on those protections is anti-woman and a violation of women’s rights.

Senate Bill 156 would protect female athletic opportunities from being hijacked by biological males. It’s about both science and fairness:

Please take 30 seconds to call and leave a message for Gov. Edwards, politely asking him allow SB 156 to go into effect which would protect girls’ sports.

 

(866) 366-1121

You can also send him an email here.

Thanks for speaking up!

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

 

As you are aware, big decisions are coming up this year in New Jersey. Governor Murphy and all state legislative seats will be up for election. Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey will be endorsing candidates later in the year. However, the primary is quickly approaching on June 8. To help inform you of the best and worst legislators currently in Trenton, the following is a list of bills that we support or oppose and the legislators that have sponsored them.

Bills we support:

A3000/S3002 – OPT OUT VOUCHER FROM PUBLIC SCHOOL SEXUALITY LESSONS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

 

ACR193/SCR129 – RESOLUTION OPPOSING REVISED SEX ED LEARNING STANDARDS

Assembly Members

State Senators

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

 

A5545/S3540 – FAIRNESS IN WOMEN’S SPORTS ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Gregory McGuckin, Brick (R)

Mike Testa, Cape May Court House (R)

John Catalano, Brick (R)

James Holzapfel, Brick (R)

Gerard Scharfenberger, Middletown (R)

 

A2228/S429 – PAIN CAPABLE UNBORN CHILD PROTECTION

Assembly Members

State Senators

Ronald Dancer, Cream Ridge (R)

Steve Oroho, Sparta (R)

Robert Auth, Haskell (R)

Joseph Pennacchio, Montville (R)

Erik Peterson, Clinton (R)

Michael Doherty, Washington (R)

Parker Space, Sparta (R)

Robert Singer, Lakewood (R)

John DiMaio, Hackettstown, (R)

Anthony Bucco, Denville (R)

Sean Kean, Wall Township (R)

BettyLou DeCroce, Parsippany (R)

Harold Wirths, Sparta (R)

Jay Webber, Parsippany (R)

Christopher DePhillips, Midland Park (R)

Kevin Rooney, Wayne (R)

Bills we oppose:

A4848/S3030 – so-called REPRODUCTIVE FREEDOM ACT

Assembly Members

State Senators

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D)

Loretta Weinberg, Teaneck (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Linda Greenstein, Cranbury (D)

Raj Mukherji, Jersey City (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Joann Downey, Ocean Township (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Annette Quijano, Elizabeth (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Herb Conaway, Delran (D)

Andrew Zwicker, Monmouth Junction (D)

Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Joe Danielsen, Somerset (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Daniel Benson, Hamilton Square (D)

William Spearman, Woodbury (D)

Vincent Mazzeo, Northfield (D)

Shanique Speight, Newark (D)

Shavonda Sumter, Paterson (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Roy Freiman, Hillsborough (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Clinton Calabrese, Ridgefield (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Cleopatra Tucker, Newark (D)

 

A4454/S2781 – DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION LESSONS REGARDING SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND GENDER IDENTITY STARTING IN KINDERGARTEN

Assembly Members

State Senators

Carol Murphy, Cinnaminson (D)

Verlina Reynolds-Jackson, Trenton (D)

Valerie Vainieri Huttle, Englewood (D) Anthony Verrelli, Trenton (D)

Angela McKnight, Jersey City (D)

Mila Jasey, Maplewood (D)

Pamela Lampitt, Voorhees (D)

Benjie Wimberly, Paterson (D)

Yvonne Lopez, Perth Amboy (D)

Britnee Timberlake, East Orange (D)

Linda Carter, Plainfield (D)

Lisa Swain, Paramus (D)

Christopher Tully, Paramus (D)

Gordon Johnson, Teaneck (D)

Annette Chaparro, Hoboken (D)

Angelica Jimenez, West New York (D)

Richard Codey, Livingston (D)

Bob Smith, Piscataway (D)

Teresa Ruiz, Newark (D)

Troy Singleton, Moorestown (D)

Vin Gopal, Ocean Township (D)

For more information on the pro-life positions of legislators and candidates, please visit our friends at New Jersey Right to Life.

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Save Girls Sports

Unfortunately, the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act fell just one vote short in the Senate and so the House did not get a second opportunity to review the bill. While it means that the bill is likely dead for this session, it does not mean we will stop fighting for opportunities for girls. To see how your legislators voted, you can find the information HERE ( NOTE: This vote link is for SB 55 which included the Fairness in Women’s Sports Act even though the bill description does not include that information.)

Kansans don’t believe the lie that this is mean spirited – they know that this is a common sense bill. Governor Kelly is under the false delusion that she reflects Kansas. Almost universally as I talk to every-day Kansans they are horrified that we can’t protect girls’ sports in Kansas. The number of times I’ve heard, “I thought this was Kansas.”

To all Kansas girls – know that we will keep fighting for you. Governor Kelly has stood in the way of your opportunities, but we will not let this continue. We will keep working with legislators and work to elect a Governor that will fight for our girls’ opportunities.

Election Integrity

Yesterday, the legislature passed two different overrides of Governor Kelly’s vetoes of common-sense election laws. Kansans want our elections to be accurate. We want to know we can have confidence in the outcome. These bills simply allow us to close loopholes that certain representatives even admitted having used in the past. We are thankful for the 85 Representatives and 28 Senators who voted in favor of HB 2183 and 86 Representatives and 28 Senators who voted in favor of HB 2332.

Marijuana

In an unusual move, the House Federal and State Affairs Committee held hearings during veto session. In an even more unusual move, they amended and passed a medical marijuana bill. While this bill has more safeguards than the previously passed bill, this bill still leaves much room for abuse and is a pathway for recreational marijuana in our state. Kansans do not want to become California or Colorado. Ask your legislators to reject this move by the House. It’s easy to find their numbers on our action page!

It has already been an interesting week at the Statehouse. While we have had a few setbacks this week – on the whole the legislature has done some great work to fight back against Governor Kelly’s overreach which helps all Kansas families. There is still a lot of work to do! Keep praying for your legislators and letting them know how important it is to protect families in our state.

For Kansas,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

 

Dear Friends,

Senator Mike Testa (R – Cape May Court House), Senator James Holzapfel (R-Brick), Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R- Brick) and Assemblyman John Catalano (R- Brick). recently introduced the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (Senate bill 3540 and Assembly bill 5545).

It is simple to understand: when biological males are allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams, they rob girls of championships, state records, and scholarship opportunities. Girls-only sports as a category ceases to exist. Male sports and co-ed sports remain, but actual girls’ sports are erased.

Unfortunately, anti-women activists in New Jersey have mobilized the past couple of weeks to overwhelm these legislators’ offices with emails communicating their strong objection to this common-sense fairness issue. They claim males and females can both be considered “women” and should be allowed to play “women’s sports.”

In response, we need you to contact these legislators and let them know how much you appreciate their leadership in protecting female athletes from having to compete against males in girls’ sports. Please click here to send them an email. We must make sure they hear from New Jerseyeans who believe girls should have their rights and opportunities protected.

Thank you for spreading the word!

Sincerely,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director

The legislature begins its final week of work on Monday. And boy do they have a lot of work to do! For people who care about families there are three key topics that the legislature will be discussing over the next seven days that are important.

So I need you to take time to contact your legislators on just three things today:

  1. Save Girls SportsAfter passing Value Them Both at the very beginning of session, protecting girls’ opportunities in sports became our number one priority. This is a national movement and now at least seven states have passed legislation to ensure a level playing field for girls. But our Governor wants to stand in the way of the majority of Kansans, and instead sided with the Biden Administration and radical LGBTQ+ activists.Now is the time for us to ensure that Kansas girls going forward that we had.Now is the time to stand up for Kansas girls!

    Now is the time to tell your legislator to override the Governor’s veto.

    It’s easy on our action center!

  2. Educational FreedomAfter falling just one vote short the last day of the regular session, educational freedom will continue to be a discussion during veto session. The legislature still has to pass a bill that contains school funding. This funding should include policies defining how the budget should be spent. We should be able to ensure that the money going to schools is used in ways that actually help kids learn and excel. Educational options for families is just one of the ways to do that.Ask your legislators to support legislation that will unleash families’ choices as they seek educate their children in a way that best prepares their children for the future! You can find your legislators names and numbers on our action page.
  3. Election IntegrityDo you believe that only the legislature should set election law? Do you believe ballot harvesting (allowing someone else besides the voter to turn in a ballot) should be limited? These are pretty common-sense protections, that thus far, have not been enforceable in law in Kansas. We’ve even had legislators admit on the floor that they have used some questionable election practices.Our nation relies on the integrity of elections for the legitimacy of everything the government does. HB 2183 simply closes some loopholes in our laws so that bad actors cannot exploit them. Governor Kelly, without giving much explanation, vetoed this important law.Reach out to your legislators and ask them to override the Governor’s veto and protect our elections!

These are just three of the topics that that your legislators will be discussing over the next week. Pray for them as they discuss a variety of topics. They need wisdom and insight to lead our state. Pray that God will shape their hearts and that they will choose to make decisions that protect our families and honor God.

For Kansas,

Brittany Jones
Director of Advocacy

The battle to save women’s sports in Florida has reached its final stage: Gov. Ron DeSantis’s desk. The corporate and national pressure for him to veto this good bill is intense, and that’s why we – along with our allies at Florida Family Policy Council – are asking you to take a moment to call him today!

Senate Bill 1028 would protect female athletic opportunities from being hijacked by biological males. It’s about both science and fairness:

Please take 30 seconds to call and leave a message for Gov. DeSantis, asking him to sign SB 1028 to protect girls’ sports.

 

(850) 717-9337

You can also send him an email here.

Thanks for speaking up!

John Paulton
Mobilization Manager

As far Left advocates continue their nationwide mission to remove historic protections for women by passing the Equality Act, four pro-family New Jersey legislators are pushing back. These legislators recently introduced the “Fairness in Women’s Sports Act” (Senate bill 3540 and Assembly bill 5545). This is the same type of legislation that over thirty states have considered, and a few have signed into law!

We want to publicly recognize and applaud Senator Mike Testa (R – Cape May Court House), Senator James Holzapfel (R-Brick), Assemblyman Greg McGuckin (R- Brick) and Assemblyman John Catalano (R- Brick). Please let them know how much you appreciate their leadership on this common-sense fairness issue by clicking here. 

It is simple to understand: when biological males are allowed to compete on girls’ sports teams, they rob girls of championships, state records, and scholarship opportunities. Girls-only sports as a category ceases to exist. Male sports and co-ed sports remain, but actual girls’ sports are erased.

Girls deserve to compete on a level playing field. Boys will always have physical advantages over girls—that’s the reason we have women’s sports in the first place.

Despite the obvious reasons this bill should not be controversial, there are activists within our state that are aggressively fighting against fairness. Their radical cultural-Marxist rhetoric is unleased against those who would protect girls from facing disadvantages and discrimination.

In their view, “this bill is transphobic…perpetuates violence…and systematically dehumanizes…”. They state the legislators have a lack of understanding between sex and gender. They believe the title of the legislation is flawed because “Women” refers to a gender not a “sex”. In other words, they claim males and females can both be women and therefore play “women’s sports”.

Friends, post-modernists are continually redefining words to deconstruct society. They insist all public policy must succumb to their particular sexual ideology, even if it means damaging the hopes and aspirations of young female athletes in the process. We cannot let that happen. We must protect the rights, the private spaces, and the dreams of girls across New Jersey.

Please send a message thanking the legislators who are fighting to do just that!

Protecting your family,

Shawn Hyland
Executive Director