Act Now: Fight back against Trump’s anti-trans discrimination!

Fight back against Trump’s anti-trans discrimination! On Wednesday, the Trump administration rescinded Title IX protections for trans students, which had been expanded under President Obama to include the right of transgender students to use the bathroom corresponding to their gender identity. While supporters of this act, say it is for protection as a reminder, to date there have been zero instances of bathroom harassment by transgendered individuals, and on the contrary, according to the National Transgender Discrimination Survey, 78% transgender/gender non-conforming students in grades K-12 experienced harassment, while 35% experienced physical assault and 12% experienced sexual violence.

Call or skype the White House comment link at 202-456-1111. Or leave a message here.

Potential script: My name is [your name] and I live in [city/town, state]. I’m calling today to tell the president that I disagree with his decision to lift Title IX protections for transgender students. Transgender children are at incredibly high risk of bullying, violence, and even sexual assault. As adults, it’s our job to protect them. Allowing children to use the bathroom corresponding to their sexual identity doesn’t cause crime – it protects people at risk of being victimized. Please, I urge you to reconsider this policy immediately.

And here is a list of state senators and representatives.

Potential script: My name is [your name] and I’m a constituent of [representative]. I’m calling today to ask [rep’s name] to do everything in his or her power to stop the president from lifting Title IX protections for transgender students. Transgender children are at incredibly high risk of bullying, violence, and even sexual assault. As adults, it’s our job to protect them. Allowing children to use the bathroom corresponding to their sexual identity doesn’t cause crime – it protects people at risk of being victimized. Please, I urge you to make a public statement opposing this policy today, and to introduce and support legislation that reintroduces protections for transgender students.

Scrip Source: Project 1461 (Subscribe to Project 1461 here.)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s