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🌀ACTION ALERT: OPPOSE SB 254 Treatments for Sex Reassignment *TODAY*


All,

A bill that can only be described as something from a dystopian fascist novel is being heard in the Florida Senate on Monday. We need you to contact the Legislators on the Health Policy Committee TODAY and tell them that you vehemently OPPOSE this bill. SB 254 (Yarborough) Treatments for Sex Reassignment would:

  • Threaten parents of transgender youth with prison and loss of custody of their own children if they help them access gender-affirming healthcare that is considered lifesaving, has been safely used for decades, and is supported by leading national health organizations;

  • Criminalize doctors and “any person” who “actively participates” in helping a minor access gender affirming care;

  • Change custody laws to favor parents who are unsupportive of gender affirming care for their children --this includes kidnapping a Florida child to another state OR kidnapping an out-of-state child to Florida;

  • Drastically reduce healthcare for transgender adults by banning use of telehealth for gender affirming care and allowing qualified nurses from administering such care to consenting adults.

The government does NOT have the right to seize control of children from their parents solely because parental medical decision-making does not align with DeSantis’ extremist agenda! His parental rights mantra clearly only applies to some parents who agree with his ideology. This is outrageous and yet another example of how dangerously close we are to losing our democracy under Republican control. Please contact the legislators below on the Senate Health Policy Committee as well as your own Senator. Tell them you want them to VOTE NO on this bill. And then make sure you are spreading the word about this dangerous bill to members of the public through your texts, emails, letters-to-the-editor, and social media posts. Senator Colleen Burton (R), Chair (850) 487-5012 Senator Jason Brodeur (R), Vice Chair (850) 487-5010 Senator Ben Albritton (R) (850) 487-5027 Senator Bryan Avila (R) (850) 487-5039 Senator Lauren Book (D) (850) 487-5035 Senator Doug Broxson (R) (850) 487-5001 Senator Danny Burgess (R) (850) 487-5023 Senator Alexis Calatayud (R) (850) 487-5038 Senator Tracie Davis (D) (850) 487-5005 Senator Ileana Garcia (R) (850) 487-5036 Senator Gayle Harrell (R) (850) 487-5031 Senator Rosalind Osgood (D) (850) 487-5032 Burton.Colleen.web@flsenate.gov; Brodeur.Jason.web@flsenate.gov; Albritton.Ben.web@flsenate.gov; Avila.Bryan.web@flsenate.gov; Book.Lauren.web@flsenate.gov; Broxson.Doug.web@flsenate.gov; Burgess.Danny.web@flsenate.gov; Calatayud.Alexis.web@flsenate.gov; Davis.Tracie.web@flsenate.gov; Garcia.Ileana.web@flsenate.gov; Harrell.Gayle.web@flsenate.gov; Osgood.Rosalind.web@flsenate.gov Thank you, Jean Siebenaler LEGISLATIVE CHAIR, DEMOCRATIC WOMEN'S CLUB OF FLORIDA

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