Tell your state senator: Let kids be kids and participate in school athletics

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All young people, transgender and cisgender, benefit from being involved in school activities, including sports. Athletics give youth a sense of belonging and inclusion. Research also consistently shows that participation in activities benefits students emotionally and academically.

Despite the benefit of inclusive sports, some legislators in Harrisburg are trying to pass a bill, Senate Bill 1191, that would ban transgender girls and women from competing in school sports or athletics meant for "women and girls."

This bill is just another divisive attack on trans students that is based on inaccurate and harmful beliefs about trans people. This bill is part of a larger campaign across the country to pit cisgender athletes against trans athletes, further the political and cultural divide in our state and in our nation, and keep the right-wing outrage machine humming along.

Trans youth have the right to participate in sports consistent with who they are, just like anyone else. Denying them that opportunity is blatantly unconstitutional and discriminatory.

Contact your state senator and urge them to reject S.B.1191.

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Transgender people want to participate in athletics for the same reasons as their peers: to challenge themselves, improve fitness, and be part of a team. Banning trans students from participation in athletics is cruel and discriminatory.

Senate Bill 1191 is based on inaccurate and harmful beliefs about transgender people. Leading medical organizations, like the American Academy of Pediatrics, have decried such discriminatory bans as unscientific.

I urge you to oppose S.B.1191 and reject this discriminatory and dangerous attack on transgender students who want to play sports.

Thank you.


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