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Your Inclusive Policy Postcard 01.27.2024


Greetings GLSENeers!


The 2024 legislative session is in full swing and we want to prepare and empower you to take action and advocate for safe and LGBTQIA2S+ affirming schools in Arizona.


In this edition of your Inclusive Policy Postcard, we will share new information about SCR 1013: Pronoun use and Bathroom legislatively referred state statute and provide a roundup of local and national news 


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LEGISLATIVE SESSION UPDATE

OPPOSE SCR 1013: Pronoun use and bathrooms


This would establish rules related to pronoun use in schools and ban trans Arizonans from using school bathrooms, locker rooms, and shared facilities consistent with their gender identity. 


  • This proposed legislative referral:

  • Makes it illegal for teachers and other school employees to respect the pronouns of a trans or non-binary student without written parental permission, for students who do have parental consent, it prevents schools from requiring employees to use their correct pronouns.

  • Takes direct aim at transgender students by restricting their ability to use restrooms, locker rooms, and other gender-segregated facilities.


This legislatively referred state statute has been assigned to the Senate Education Committee, but has not yet been added to an agenda. 


HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO TO TAKE ACTION!


Call or Email Senator Ken Bennett, Chair of the Senate Education Committee now to ask

him NOT to put SCR1013 on the agenda. 



What is the RTS?

The Request To Speak program (RTS) is designed to allow the public to register an opinion on bills listed on agendas and to request to speak on a bill in a committee. See guidance and get additional support from Civic Engagement Beyond Voting (CEBV).


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


IN THE NEWS

  • The Arizona senator offers what school boards really need...more partisan fights. Read more.

  • Parents of Trans youth say bullying starts at the top. Read more.

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