Remove "Gender Identity" from the Equality Act
The Equality Act (H.R.5) proposes to redefine sex across all federal laws to include “gender identity,” an unprovable assertion based on one’s feelings. This bill, by amending the Civil Rights Act of 1964, will make "gender identity" a prohibited category of discrimination in public spaces. This includes all schools, colleges, therapists, and physicians. While laws protecting “gender identity” sound fair and may be well-intentioned, their unintended harms are quite serious.
Sign and share this online petition. This petition produces an email that goes directly to your two Senators and Representative in Congress.
Contact your lawmakers' offices in Washington, DC. Voice your concerns and ask them to remove "gender identity" from the Equality Act.
Request a meeting with your local representative. Your representative (or staff) is required to meet with you as a constituent. These meetings can take place in your local district. There is no need to travel to Washington, DC. In fact, if you request a local meeting on a Saturday, you are likely to meet your representative instead of a staff member.
These face-to-face meetings are very important. When you meet:
Bring a 1-2 page summary of your child’s story with you. Ask other parents to join you. If they cannot, ask them to write their stories and bring them with you on your visit.
Bring a picture of your child if you feel comfortable doing so.
Identify yourself as a member of the Kelsey Coalition.
Provide the office with our website and email addresses so they can learn more.
Print our handouts to bring with to your meeting. Use them as talking points. Leave these handouts at the office, as well as a copy of your story.
Contact us after your meeting. Email
with details so we can follow up with the staff in Washington, DC. Put “Meeting Summary with Rep. XX” in the subject line (this should include the name of your representative)
Submit your personal testimony to the Kelsey Coalition. We will delete your email address, but will forward your story as originally written to legislators and policy makers. Use pseudonyms to protect your privacy. Do not include any identifying information (unless you wish).
Email KelseyCoalition@gmail.org with “Story to Share” in the subject line.
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Make your own video for our YouTube channel. If you are interested in making a 2-3 short video yourself, please contact us and we will provide you with instructions.
Email KelseyCoalition@gmail.org with “Video” in the subject line.
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