We thought it was dead, but SB 29 got resurrected. Need calls to House Calendars Committee chair and Speaker Phelan.
SB 29 bans transgender children from participating in student athletics teams that match their gender identities, excluding them from the friendship, education, teamwork, and health benefits of playing a sport. Worse, it would allow anyone–coach, fan or player–to accuse and humiliate any child (especially girls) of not belonging, potentially leading to accused children being forced to undergo invasive examinations and other privacy-violating tests.
Every single Texan can take action to make sure that the identities of transgender children are respected and that they are able to enjoy the benefits of playing sports with their peers.
MAKE A CALL
YOU are our best chance Texas children have. Will you take a few moments to call Rep. Burrows and Speaker Phelan and tell them SB 29 should NOT leave the Calendars Committee to go to the House floor? Call Representative Burroughs, chair of the House Calendars Committee (512-463-0542) and Speaker Phelan (512-463-1000).
You can say…
Hi, my name is _____ . I live in _______ and my zip code is ________. I’m calling to let you know that I strongly oppose SB 29, which targets transgender children. Excluding transgender girls from sports hurts girls athletics overall. Attempting to prove that a child doesn’t belong on the sports team that matches their gender identity subjects them to invasive, privacy-violating tests. No child deserves to go through that! But all children deserve to participate and play with their peers. I urge you to not bring SB 29 to the House floor.