Women’s March Florida Daily Action 2.23.17
The current Administration Wednesday rescinded protections for transgender students that had allowed them to use bathrooms corresponding with their gender identity, overruling his own education secretary Devos who expressed discomfort in the move and joining with Sessions in rolling back civil rights expansions.
This plan to rescind Title IX guidance for our Florida Transgender students once again shows this Administration’s failure to protect the most vulnerable among us.
Our partners, The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), firmly oppose this move: “Reversing this guidance tells trans kids that it’s OK with the Trump administration and the Department of Education for them to be abused and harassed at school for being trans. We want to be clear to those kids: It is not OK with your teachers or with us at the AFT, and we will continue fighting to protect you.” - See more at: http://www.aft.org/…/aft-responds-trumps-plan-roll-back-lgb…
Step 1: Call Senator Bill Nelson and ask that he publicly condemn the Administration’s reversal of protections for transgender students, which played a critical role in reducing the alarmingly high suicide rate among transgender teens.
Step 2: Tweet @SenBillNelson #protecttranskids we are @WMW_Florida please publicly denounce the dangerous reversal which puts our trans students at risk
Step 3: Call Senator Marco Rubio and ask that he publicly condemn the Administration’s reversal of protections for transgender students, which played a critical role in reducing the alarmingly high suicide rate among transgender teens.
Step 4: Tweet @marcorubio #protecttranskids we are @WMW_Florida please publicly denounce the dangerous reversal which puts our trans students at risk
Step 5: Send this letter to the White House, Devos, and Sessions as well as your local newspaper (Credit to Terry Flemming Florida LGBTQ President)
Dear President, Secretary DeVos and Attorney General Sessions,
(As an LGBT or Ally), I believe that our children should be safe at school-that includes students who are transgender and non-binary.
Protecting our children-all of our children-is one of the most important parts of your job. By withdrawing the Department of Education and the Department of Justice's May 2016 guidance on transgender students, you are taking away critical guidance that tells schools how to treat transgender students fairly, and with respect.
This guidance is life-saving, and taking it away is immoral, outrageous, and wrong.
All students deserve to learn in a safe and supportive environment. I demand that you do your job and reconsider this harmful decision to overturn the guidance.
The White House
1600 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20500
U.S. Department of Education
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202
U.S. Department of Justice
950 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20530-0001