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Action-A-Day 10/23: Block HHS from removing trans rights

ACTION: Call your federal elected officials and write to HHS to let them know that you are outraged by their efforts to undermine transgender rights.

HHS Mailing Address:
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services
200 Independence Avenue, S.W.
Washington, D.C. 20201
Find your elected officials here

SAMPLE SCRIPT: Hello. My name is ____ from (state). I am contacting you to express my outrage at the HHS memo which suggests that protection from discrimination on the basis of sex only applies to sex assigned at birth. Trans rights are human rights. Transgender Americans are entitled to protections under Title IX. Suggesting otherwise places an already vulnerable population in grave danger and sets the clock back DECADES. Please protect the rights of Transgender Americans.

ACTION 2: Share this link to encourage others to sign the Pantsuit Nation letter to HHS. From Pantsuit Nation, “please sign and share our letter to the Department of Health and Human Services expressing our outrage at this proposal and our commitment to opposing any policies that attempt to limit the rights of transgender Americans”. Consider posting with #WontBeErased

 BACKGROUND: HHS, under the Trump regime, is working to create a definition for “sex” under the Civil Rights Act (Title IX) that would limit the scope to sex assigned at birth. If the definition is created, approved, and implemented, over 1.4 transgender americans would be stripped of civil rights protections. This act is an attempt to green light discrimination against transgender americans.


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