We Can Protect Transgender Students at the State Level — Tell Your State Senator to Vote Yes on S3067
[UPDATE, 7/22/2017: Bill 3067 has now passed in both houses and has been signed into law! Thank you to everyone who made calls and sent emails!]
The State Senate will vote Monday afternoon, 6/19/17, on a bill that would create state guidelines for school districts and their transgender students. Tell your senator to vote YES on S3067!
Your talking points:
- Transgender students are more likely to face harassment, bullying, and assault. We need our school districts to protect them.
- The national Departments of Education and Justice under the current administration are no longer protecting transgender students’ rights.
- Our state needs to step up and lead if the federal government will not.
In February, the federal government pulled back on guidelines to protect transgender students’ civil rights and physical safety. This is a problem — transgender youth face incredible risks. A survey of thousands of transgender Americans found that more than half had been bullied in school, and more than 60% had been physically and sexually assaulted! These students need more protection, NOT less!
New Jersey’s state Senators can do something about this! On Monday afternoon, June 19th, S3067 will come up for a vote in the senate. This bill will help transgender students by requiring the Commissioner of Education to create statewide guidelines to protect their safety, privacy, and equal opportunity in school programs and facilities. Call your state senator before Monday afternoon and tell them to vote YES on S3067!