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Your GLSEN Arizona Inclusive Policy Postcard 6.15.2024



Greetings GLSENeer,


As you may remember, last week, we shared that the Arizona House passed SB 1511, a bill that perpetuates myths and misinformation about gender affirming care. The House only transmitted the bill to the Governor this past Wednesday. 


This week we call on Governor Hobbs to veto SB1511 and offer a up round of local and national news!


LEGISLATIVE SESSION


THE HOUSE TRANSMITTED SB1511 TO GOVERNOR HOBBS


As a principle, GLSEN Arizona believes every person should be able to access the healthcare they need. Unfortunately, SB1511 has the opposite intent, perpetuating myths that gender affirming care is too easily accessed and that there are significant numbers of people seeking to medically detransition. 


A recent op/ed in the Arizona Capitol Times penned by Mesa, Arizona Mother and transgender activist Christiana Hammond also highlights how SB 1511 is a bad faith, misleading piece of legislation. Additionally, several national anti-transgender organizations are filling Governor Hobbs’ inbox and voicemail with misinformation about gender affirming care and the transgender experience. 


WHAT CAN YOU DO?

GLSEN Arizona, as a member of the LGBTQ+ Working Group, has requested Governor Hobbs to veto this bill – and we need your support. Can you call her office now at 602-542- 4331 and respectfully ask her to veto SB 1511?


WHAT’S NEXT?

Rumor has it that the Legislature is “getting close” to a budget resolution. We’re working to raise awareness about voter registration and upcoming voter education opportunities . Stay tuned and watch for more engagement information in the coming weeks!


LOCAL EVENTS

Check out Lookout for upcoming events for Pride!


If you have any questions or would like to share your story, please contact me at kelley.dupps@glsenarizona.org and 623-715-6005 (text or Signal).


BILL TRACKER

Our 2024 Arizona Legislative Session Bill Tracker which kept up to date by our advocacy partner working group.


REGISTER TO VOTE

YOUR VOTE IS ESSENTIAL!

Voting is the most crucial way by which you are able to participate in our democracy!


IMPORTANT DATES:

Register to vote. Deadline for the 2024 Primary Election is Jul 1, 2024


IN THE NEWS

  • Appeals court tells Texas it cannot ban books because it dislikes ideas within. Read More.

  • Scottsdale Unified School District works to bring sex education curriculum back to schools. Read More.

  • Federal Court Blocks First State Law Restricting Health Care for Transgender Adults. Read More.

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