Tell the VDOE's Superintendent of Public Instruction: No anti-trans policies in Virginia's schools
Last September, Governor Youngkin's Department of Education (VDOE) proposed updated policies on the treatment of transgender and nonbinary students in Virginia's public schools. These policies were a rollback of existing affirming policies, which were designed to ensure the inclusion and safety of trans youth in our schools. The new proposed policies do the exact opposite: they attempt to erase trans and nonbinary youth from the classroom.
These policies ignore evidence-based best practice and greenlight harm to trans and nonbinary youth. Despite extensive public comment highlighting these harms and opposing the policies, the Department has opted to move forward with them anyway, defying the will of the majority of Virginians who commented.
It's imperative that the Youngkin administration knows that Virginians do not support these policies and wish to see them rescinded. Send a message to the Superintendent of Public Instruction, Lisa Coons, and tell her: Harming trans and nonbinary students to advance a dangerous political agenda while ignoring the will of Virginians is unacceptable.
Superintendent Lisa Coons
Secretary of Education Aimee Guidera