Idaho HB500 & HB509
BACKGROUND: Idaho HB500 would require athletes who are girls whose gender is questioned to have chromosome analysis, hormone level monitoring, and an inspection of the athlete's “internal & external reproductive anatomy” in order to participate. HB509 would prevent trans people from changing the gender marker on their birth certificate.
TAKE ACTION: Email Governor Brad Little to tell him to VETO HB500. You can do this more than once.
Or you can use the online form directly located HERE
SAMPLE TEXT (you can copy/paste or use as a guide)
SUBJECT: VETO HB500 & HB509
I am writing in strong opposition to HB500, which will not only discriminate against transgender youth but will put ALL girls and women in sports at risk. In the midst of a global health crisis, the message coming from Idaho is that it is a priority to attack trans youth. Five former attorneys general have advised that this will be a costly lawsuit that Idaho cannot afford, especially during this difficult time. The country is watching - do not write discrimination into law. Please VETO HB500 & HB509.
[your email address]
TAKE ACTION: Call Governor Brad Little to tell him to VETO HB500 and HB509 before the deadline. Do this daily if you can.
SAMPLE SCRIPT (it won't be him answering the phone - they will note your concern and tally the number of responses they get)
I am calling to tell Governor Little to VETO HB500 and HB509. HB500 will not only discriminate against transgender youth but will put ALL girls and women in sports at risk. HB509 will make life incredibly more challenging for trans folks and is unnecessary. Please VETO HB500 and HB509.
TAKE ACTION: Send this to three friends and ask them to take one of these actions today.