BACKGROUND: On Feb. 26, Senator Beth Mizell (R-Franklinton) filed SB172 to ban trans students from playing sports. This bill would subject girls to an internal and external inspection of their reproductive anatomy, chromosome testing, and hormone testing.
TAKE ACTION: Contact the Education committee members by email or phone.
Sen. Cleo Fields (D-Baton Rouge), Chair of Senate Education: (225) 342-9514
Sen. Katrina Jackson (D-Monroe), Vice Chair of Senate Education: (318) 343-2877
Rep. Ray Garofalo (R-Chalmette), Chair of House Education: (504) 277-4729
Rep. Mark Wright (R-Covington), Vice Chair of House Education: (985) 893-6262
SAMPLE TEXT (you can copy/paste or use as a guide) CHANGE THE HIGHLIGHTED SECTION - HB IF YOU ARE WRITING REPRESENTATIVES, SB IF YOU ARE WRITING SENATORS.
I'm writing to share my opposition to [HB466/SB172 - HB for Reps, SB for Senators]. This bill was assigned to the Education committee and would ban all transgender youth from participating in school sports as their true selves. This bill sets up a new system of discrimination in Louisiana schools, where transgender students already face extreme levels of bullying and harassment.
Please vote NO on this bill.
[your email address]
TAKE ACTION: Send this to three friends and ask them to also write or call.