After fifty years of Title IX protecting women’s and girls’ access to education, sports, and privacy, the Biden administration is erasing what it means to be female and turning Title IX on its head. The Department of Education decided to change the definition of ‘sex’ to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This means that biological men can play in girls’ sports teams and have access to their private spaces. Parents of minors do not have to be informed about these changes and any opposition could have severe consequences.
Eagle Forum joined the Title IX Network to team up with like-minded groups to restore the original intent of Title IX. This Thursday, January 26th, we will meet with multiple members of Congress in Washington, D.C., to ask them to advance bills that protect girls, women, and parents from this dangerous rewriting of not only womanhood but language.
We need you to echo these concerns and solutions to your elected representatives from the grassroots. We, along with the Title IX Network coalition, are asking Congress to:
Your voice is so important because you are the one who holds your representatives accountable. Our goal is to have Eagles from across the country flood the offices of House Members right after coalition lobbies this Thursday.
The message is simple — we will not stand for the elimination of the definition of ‘female’ that will lead to real harm to women and girls!
Contact your Representative and Senators now and ask them to restore the original intent of Title IX!
Eagle Forum of Alabama Files Motion in Federal Court to Quash Unprecedented U.S. Department of Justice Subpoena
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SEPTEMBER 7, 2022
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EAGLE FORUM OF ALABAMA FILES MOTION IN FEDERAL COURT TO QUASH UNPRECEDENTED U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE SUBPOENA DOJ SUBPOENA DEMANDS ALL INFORMATION RELATED TO EAGLE FORUM’S CONSTITUTIONALLY-PROTECTED ACTIVITIES RELATED TO LEGISLATION PROTECTING CHILDREN
Non-Profit Organization Targeted and Harassed for Advocating Passage of “Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion and Protection Act”
(BIRMINGHAM) – Today, Eagle Forum of Alabama filed a motion in U.S. federal district court seeking to quash the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) unprecedented subpoena of August 9, 2022 demanding all information related to the non-profit’s legislative activities promoting the Alabama Vulnerable Child Compassion And Protection Act (VCAP) since 2017.
“At stake here is the ability of all private citizen advocates and non-profit advocacy organizations to engage in the legislative process regardless of their viewpoint,” said Kristen A. Ullman, President of Eagle Forum. “If the DOJ can weaponize a subpoena, any American can be unduly burdened and prevented from engaging in our democratic republic form of government. Freedom of speech and freedom of association will be squelched.”
“This unprecedented, massive demand by the DOJ for information unrelated to the issues before the court is a blatant attempt to intimidate and silence a non-party organization and crush its Constitutionally-protected rights to educate others, petition the government, and speak freely,” said Ullman. “This harassment must be stopped. It’s a shot across the bow of people and groups engaged in the legislative process throughout the nation. If the Department of Justice doesn’t like your viewpoint it may target you next.”
“After hearing from citizens in Alabama, including parents, doctors, lawyers, and guidance counselors, about their concerns for otherwise healthy children who want to transition to the opposite sex, we decided to undertake the protection of these vulnerable children and have done so publicly and ardently,” said Executive Director of Eagle Forum of Alabama, Becky Gerritson. “Eagle Forum of Alabama operates primarily by volunteer Alabama citizens. The right to engage in these activities, free of compulsion and harassment, must be preserved.”
VCAP became effective on May 8, 2022, following consideration in three successive legislative sessions including seven public hearings and passionate legislative campaigns conducted by proponent and opponent advocacy groups and individuals. Final passage was by large majorities in both Alabama chambers.
The constitutionality of Alabama’s VCAP law is the subject of Eknes-Tucker, et. al. v. Marshall, et. al., a lawsuit filed in the US District Court on April 19, 2022. On April 29, 2022, the DOJ filed a motion to join as an intervenor party to the lawsuit. Eagle Forum of Alabama is not a party in this legal action. The DOJ subpoena is broad, intrusive, and meant to harass. It seeks 5 ½ years of information, including all private communications with legislators or anyone else regarding VCAP; every note, meeting minutes, letter, policy goals and strategy effort, speech, presentation materials, research, polling; drafts of the bill or its amendments (which can be found on the legislative website); and documents pertaining to publicly-posted social media and webpages, etc.
Non-Party Eagle Forum Of Alabama’s Objection To And Motion To Quash Document Subpoena, Or In The Alternative Motion To Modify Subpoena
Eagle Forum was founded by Phyllis Schlafly, a dynamic and charismatic leader who inspired countless women and men to participate in the process of self-government and public policy-making so that America will continue to be a land of individual liberty, with respect for the nuclear family, public and private virtue, and private enterprise. For nearly fifty years, Eagle Forum’s network of state organizations has led the charge to mobilize the grassroots to defend the founding principles of the United States.
HB399 4th Substitute, Conversion Therapy
This bill is expected to be voted on tonight
Please email the Members of the State House Representatives now and ask them to Vote YES on HB399 4th Substitute, Prohibition of the Practice of Conversion Therapy upon Minors and Vote NO to any motion to circle or substitute the Bill. This bill prohibits the old therapy practices subjecting a patient to physical discomfort through aversive treatment like electric shock, unpleasant physical sensations, or any practice that shames a patient. The bill does not infringe on the rights of parents, children and professional therapists to get help with same sex attraction or gender identity.
We need YOUR HELP to PASS HB399 4th Substitute
Please email & text the members of the House Memebers and ask them to
Vote YES on HB399 4th Substitute, Prohibition of the Practice of Conversion Therapy upon Minors and Vote NO to any motion to circle or substitute the Bill.
On Tuesday, March 5, the House Judiciary Committee will vote on HB399, Prohibition of the Practice of Conversion Therapy Upon Minors.
The bill says:
58-1-509. Prohibition on providing conversion therapy to a minor.
187 (1) As used in this section:
188 (a) (i) "Conversion therapy" means any practice or treatment that seeks to change the
189 sexual orientation or gender identity of a patient or client, including mental health therapy that
190 seeks to change, eliminate, or reduce behaviors, expressions, attractions, or feelings related to a
191 patient or client's sexual orientation or gender identity.
While we can all agree that the old practices subjecting a patient to physical discomfort through aversive treatment like electric shock, unpleasant physical sensations, or any practice that shames a patient should be banned. We don’t however believe that government should infringe on the rights of parents, children and professional therapists by only allowing gay affirmative help with same sex attraction or gender identity. A therapist could help someone eliminate heterosexual pornography addiction but could not help someone eliminate homosexual pornography addiction.
HB399 will infringe on religious liberty; therapists will not be able to help a gay teen work towards chastity or moral purity. A bi-sexual individual could not be helped towards a religiously motivated goal to eliminate compulsive sexual behaviors that are homosexual in nature.
HB399 is unnecessary; no therapist in Utah actively practices conversion therapy. All reports of actual, specific, harmful practices are either from long ago or happen in another state. Hurt feelings or dissatisfaction do not equal abuse.
HB399 makes the state government the coercive enforcer of a specific social and political agenda. A therapist could validate a homosexual lifestyle but could not suggest other options.
HB399 is a gross over simplification. It equates all therapy that is not actively gay affirmative with the most outrageously inappropriate and abusive forms of conversion therapy.
This bill does not represent the will of the people of Utah including many who experience same-sex attraction, the proponents of this bill are self selected and self appointed but claim to advocate for all.
If the legislature passes this bill it will be allowing a small, vocal and well-funded group to dictate many moral, religious and sexual choices for all Utahans.
We need YOUR HELP to STOP HB399
Please email & text the members of the House Judiciary Committee and tell the to VOTE NO to HB399!
Volunteers of Utah Eagle Forum.