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UPDATE: Sports Fairness bill introduced in AK Senate! -- Contact your State Legislators today!
UPDATE:

In the time since our last contact, new legislation has been introduced in the Alaska State Senate to protect women’s sports from left-wing attacks on athletic fairness and biology in general.

And now, we need YOU to help ensure this bill has the support it needs to get approved, pass both chambers, and, ultimately, be signed into law by Governor Dunleavy.

If passed, Senate Bill (SB) 140, introduced by Republican Senate Majority Leader Shelley Hughes, would prohibit biological males from competing in women's and girls' sports (and vice-versa) at Alaska public schools and private schools that compete against public schools.

By introducing SB 140, Alaska joins a growing list of states considering and, in some cases, adopting similar legislation in response to Joe Biden's executive order allowing biological males to participate in women’s and girls' sports.

But it's up to us to let our elected representatives know that the people of our state support these efforts, too.

You can reach your State Legislators in one easy step using the simple contact form that LifeSite is making available here.

It’s called Voter Voice and it will automatically match you to your representative’s email and Twitter accounts.

It only takes one click of a button, and you won't even have to look-up your Legislators' contact details.

If passed and signed into law, SB 140 would mandate that women’s and girls’ sports in Alaska schools are to remain reserved for women and girls only, without leaving the door open to the potential for any unfair disadvantages that could come with competing with or against other athletes that are biologically male.

It would do so by requiring sports/athletic teams sponsored by a public school or private school that competes against public schools be specifically designated for one of the following groups:  (1) Male, men or boys;  (2) Female, women or girls;  or (3) Coeducational or mixed.

In addition to ensuring legal protections/recourse opportunities for athletes harmed by a violation of the potential law's provisions, SB 140 plainly states the following: "A student who participates in an athletic team or sport designated female, women, or girls must be female, based on the participant's biological sex."

While it is unlikely that this legislation will fully advance through both chambers of the Alaska State Legislature during the 2021 legislative session (it is scheduled to adjourn this coming Wednesday, May 19th), Sen. Hughes has already confirmed that, during the recess, preparations will begin to begin the hearing process for SB 140 when the next legislative session convenes.

But it is still imperative to take proactive action NOW and let your legislators in both the Alaska House and Senate know that you support Sports Fairness, and want our lawmakers to send SB 140 to the Governor's desk as soon as the opportunity arises!

Please contact your State Legislators as soon as possible, and request that he or she support SB 140 when it comes before them for a vote.

Individual states are our last line of defense against the left’s attack on female athletes and biology in general. Let’s help Alaska put Joe Biden and his radical allies on notice that their extreme social agenda will not be tolerated!


Learn more about SB 140 and read its full text HERE:  https://legiscan.com/AK/bill/SB140/2021


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Please take a moment to review the content from our previous message to Alaskans:


 

Biological boys do not belong in girls’ sports.

That’s why we’re asking you to take swift action to contact your state legislators to tell them to fight the Biden Administration’s renewed attack on girls’ sports.

This is not a radical thing to say, and it’s also not a matter of attacking boys who are confused about their sex.

This is a matter of fairness, plain and simple.

But, Joe Biden has just reintroduced the horrendous Obama-era policy which permits biological boys to compete in girls’ sports.

…And, it allows biological boys back into girls’ bathrooms and locker rooms.

This must NEVER become the norm in America, and that’s why we’re calling on you to contact your state legislators to ensure that’s not what happens in Alaska.

Please take urgent action and contact your State Senator or House Member in one easy step using the simple contact form that LifeSite is making available here.

It’s called Voter Voice and it will automatically match you to your representative’s email and Twitter accounts.

With one click, your message is sent directly to your representative(s), without having to look up any of their contact details. Additionally you will have the option to call their office.

This policy is beyond outrageous…it’s dangerous, unscientific, and tyrannical.

It also undermines the very nature of our meritocracy, where you work hard (train hard) and are rewarded for your hard work.

Very simply put, it will be the end of girls’ sports, cruelly and ironically ended by the Democratic Party.

The only way to fight back against Biden’s extreme executive order is for individual states to take action NOW, and Alaska legislators can set a national standard for how best to defend the rights of students and young female athletes.

But we must do our part, too.

You can help by taking a few minutes to contact your state legislators and requesting that they stand up for the rights of students and female athletes by adopting new guidelines at the state level that challenge Biden’s extreme executive order.

FOR MORE INFORMATION:

The order states: “Children should be able to learn without worrying about whether they will be denied access to the restroom, the locker room, or school sports…all persons should receive equal treatment under the law, no matter their gender identity or sexual orientation."

This new set of guidelines represents an all-out attack on female students and athletes, a blatant rejection of science, and an obvious effort to advance a radical agenda to un-even the playing field for girls at a formative stage in life.

When President Trump took office, his administration instituted new guidelines that revoked the Obama-era policy allowing gender-confused students to use the bathroom of their choice in schools, regardless of their biological sex, under the threat of losing federal funds.

The Trump Administration’s policy instead prioritized students’ right to privacy, and freed individual states from being forced into making these radical changes without losing federal funding for schools.

This policy, in particular, would make an excellent guidepost as to how Alaska's legislators can approach this matter at the state level.

By contrast, the new Biden policy removes these protections, not only allowing biological boys to reenter the bathroom of their choosing in schools that receive federal funds, but also permitting them to compete in girls’ sports so long as they ‘identify’ as a girl.

Student athletes like Selina Soule, a high school track star who made national headlines last year when she filed suit against the Connecticut Interscholastic Athletic Conference (CIAC) for implementing a similar policy that allows biological boys who ‘identify’ as girls to compete in girls’ sports in her state, will be most negatively impacted by Biden’s extreme guidelines.

Being forced to compete against biological males in school sports and athletic competitions will not only significantly disadvantage girls due to differences in physical structure (as determined biologically), but will also discourage them from participating in the first place.

It also eliminates any possibility for fairness when it comes to consideration for athletic scholarships and accolades.

And, it puts girls in harm’s way within the context of contact sports.

Years of hard work and training on these athletes’ part should NOT be met with such flagrant disregard by their government.

Please contact your Alaska state legislators today!

Advocating for and eventually adopting such reforms will prove an important step forward in defending the rights of students and young athletes against governmental attacks, and could very well lead to other states following Alaska's lead.

Please contact your State Senator and House Member as soon as possible, and request that he or she take action to defend students and young athletes by adopting state guidelines that safeguard their rights in the classroom, the restroom, and the locker room.

Alaska students must not fall victim to extreme social engineering, and their ability to maintain personal privacy and compete on a level playing field in school sports and athletics must be reaffirmed legislatively as soon as possible.

Please help deliver this message to them.

It couldn’t be more simple. Just fill in your details and contact your State Senator and House Member with this urgent message. Thank you!

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