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Support parental rights & override Ducey's irresponsible veto! - Contact your State Legislators today!

In an incredibly disappointing move, Republican Governor Doug Ducey has VETOED legislation that would have enabled Arizona parents the right to opt their children in to learning certain topics, including LGBTQ-related issues, in sex education classes.

This shortsighted decision on Gov. Ducey's part represents yet another step towards further transfer of parental rights to government, even when a majority of State Legislators opposed doing so.

But there is one silver lining: While the Governor may have formally rejected this legislation, he does NOT have the final say in determining its ultimate fate.

Gov. Ducey's veto can and must be OVERRIDDEN by the State Legislature, and there's still time to make that happen.

That's why we're asking YOU to contact your State Legislators and tell them that you oppose Gov. Ducey's decision, and support protecting parental rights from further government infringement.

You can reach your State Legislators in one easy step using this simple contact form that LifeSiteNews.com is making available here, on the Voter Voice platform.

With one click, your message is sent directly to your representatives without having to look up any of their contact details.

Had Senate Bill (SB) 1456 been signed by Gov. Ducey, the legislation would have zeroed-in on Arizona's sex education standards and curriculum, giving parents the ability to consent to their children learning about certain subjects that may generate personal or even faith-based objection(s).

Among those subjects were, per the bill, sexual orientation, "gender identity," and HIV/AIDS -- all matters that some parents may reasonably prefer their children not be exposed to in the classroom, especially at a young age.

Furthermore, the bill would have required Arizona school districts to establish policies and procedures to ensure that parents are notified of upcoming sex education lessons and given the choice to opt their children in to them should they so choose.

This was NOT an unreasonable premise, but Gov. Ducey disagreed, instead calling the bill "overly broad and vague" and issuing a formal veto, all but single-handedly ending this important legislation's prospects for advancement.

BUT, as we said, the State Legislature can STILL act to override Gov. Ducey's irresponsible veto, and make SB 1456 law.

Make no mistake: This is an uphill battle. The bill was passed on party lines, and overriding the Governor's veto would require a bipartisan effort.

But if we inundate our Legislators with messages, expressing our sincere concern over parental rights being further transferred to government, there's nothing that Arizonans can't accomplish.

We must remind our State Legislators now that SB 1456 would have been a strong step in the right direction, and ask them to conduct further review of the legislation, along with Gov. Ducey's decision to veto it, and ultimately move to override that veto.

Please take a few minutes to contact your State Legislators and ask them to work towards overriding Gov. Ducey's irresponsible veto of SB 1456 as soon as possible.

All in all, this bill would have only strengthened parents’ ability to grant consent on behalf of their children when it comes to being taught about personal and sensitive matters in the classroom that could easily be deemed inappropriate for school-age introduction.

While such views may differ among parents, SB 1456 would have ensured that the ability to "opt in" would be available to ALL Arizona parents.

But Gov. Ducey failed in his duty to ensure those protections, and the State Legislature must act with haste to override his veto as soon as possible.

Thank you for helping deliver this message.


Learn more about SB 1456 and read its full text HERE:  https://legiscan.com/AZ/bill/SB1456/2021

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