Stop SB 2012 - The Attack on Trans Students

We need your help. Florida Senate Bill 2012 seeks to prohibit trans students, particularly trans girls, from participating in sports by forcing trans children to prove their gender despite already living as their authentic selves.

Hate filled bills like SB 2012 have popped up in 25 states this year after Trump blew the conservative dog whistle last month at CPAC. We need you to contact your State Senator now.

SB 2012 is headed to its final committee stop as soon as week after being fast-tracked by conservative leadership. 

We need you to take action so your Senator knows his constituents like you are against this bill and that you support trans students (Below are sample messages for you to use):  

  • Call your Senator office and leave a message.
  • Email your Senator.
  • Share this Facebook post to engage your friends and neighbors online.

Find your Senator here.

 It’s up to us to protect trans youth. Please take action now.

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Call your Senator office and leave a message:

Find their number here.

Sample Script:

Hi Senator __________, my name is ________. I live at _______ and I vote. I am calling to urge you to vote no on the anti-transgender athlete bill SB 2012. Transgender students deserve the same opportunities as everyone one else including playing sports at school and being part of a team. My phone number is ________. Thank you.

 Notes:

  • Be polite but firm.
  • If you are a parent let him know.
  • If you are a person of faith let him know.
  • If you are a conservative let him know.
  • If you are an athlete or parent of an athlete let him know.

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Email your Senator:

Click here to email them.

Sample Email:

Dear Senator ________,

I am writing you today to urge you to vote no on the anti-transgender athlete bill SB 2012, and I am concerned that you have not yet publicly come out against this bill.

Transgender kids, like other students, deserve the same chances to learn teamwork, sportsmanship, leadership and self-discipline, and to build a sense of belonging with their peers. When we tell transgender girls that they can’t play girls’ sports—or transgender boys that they can’t play boys’ sports—they miss out on this important childhood experience and all the lessons it teaches.

Schools across the country know that transgender students, like any student, thrive when they’re treated with dignity and respect. When school officials recognize that a transgender girl is a girl during the school day, but then treat her as if she’s a boy when sports practice starts, it’s hurtful to the student and disrupts the school’s policy of treating all kids fairly.

SB 2012 is an overt attack on transgender students. I urge you to vote no.

Sincerely,

<<Full Name>>

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Share on Facebook post to engage your friends and neighbors online:

Please share it and tag your friends and neighbors that support equality.

Sample Post:

Help protect transgender students and stop SB 2012. I just called and emailed our Representative, Vance Aloupis (@VanceForFlorida), to urge him to vote NO, and I need you to do the same. HB 1475 is an overt attack on transgender students and would essentially ban transgender students from playing sports in school. Visit www.save.lgbt/stopsB2012 for talking points and sample emails.

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    published this page in News 2021-04-16 15:07:58 -0400
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