ACTION: Ongoing Campaign — Call the Presidential Candidates Out on the Harms of ‘Gender Identity’

The Issue:

The Democratic presidential candidates are either ignorant of or are willfully supporting the harms of this definition of ‘gender identity’ in the proposed Equality Act (EA): “The term ‘gender identity’ means the gender-related identity, appearance, mannerisms, or other gender-related characteristics of an individual, regardless of the individual’s designated sex at birth.” This definition replaces the material reality of “sex” as a legal category, with a self-declared feeling and sex stereotype. It erases women as a legal sex-based category; it mandates that any male, at any time, who says he is a woman must be given access to women’s sex-segregated spaces. It eradicates women’s bodily privacy in homeless shelters, prisons, and locker rooms/showers. It obliterates women’s sports teams and scholarships, and women’s right to gather or organize without the presence of males. It opens the door to sterilizing children and enables the government to remove them from their parents’ custody if they do not ‘affirm’ their child’s self-diagnosed ‘trans identity.’ And much more.

Republicans are owning this issue. Why are Democrats letting Republicans be the voice of reason on this topic?

Democrats are leaving the party in droves. When will the candidates listen?

What you can do:

Saturate the Democratic presidential candidates. During our several week campaign, the Gender Critical Action Center is tweeting at the candidates. Please follow us and retweet. If you can, tweet them on your own. If you are a Democrat, say so, and tell them that you are not in alignment with the sexist and homophobic “gender identity” agenda.

Scripts:

Democratic candidates – Why on earth are you allowing Donald J. Trump Jr. to be the voice of reason on this topic? Do you think men should be allowed to participate in women’s sports? If not, say so!

Democratic candidates – Why on earth are you not speaking out about this poor child, who is being subjected to this abuse? Why are you silent, while Ted Cruz speaks out?

Democratic candidates – Bill Maher is right. Your “preferred pronouns” are nonsensical. “Gender identity” ideology is sexist and homophobic. Why are you not speaking out?

Democratic candidates – When will you listen to your constituents who are speaking out about the harms of “gender identity” ideology? “Gender identity” is sexist and homophobic. Democrats are supposed to care.

Democratic candidates – Democrats are leaving the party in droves. Why aren’t you paying attention? Children are being abused on the altar of gender. And you are silent while Republicans speak out.

Targets:

Twitter:

@TomSteyer, @CoryBooker, @KamalaHarris, @ewarren, @PeteButtigieg, @BetoORourke, @amyklobuchar, @JulianCastro, @GovBillWeld, @AndrewYang, @TimRyan, @JohnDelaney, @BernieSanders, @GovernorBullock, @JoeSestak, @MichaelBennet, @WayneMessam, @TulsiGabbard, @marwilliamson, @JoeBiden, @MarkSanford, @WalshFreedom, @DanaBashCNN, @andersoncooper, @ChrisCuomo, @donlemon, @NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABC, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, ‏@WSJ, @USATODAY, @NewYorker, @latimes, ‏@WashTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @Independent, @DiscoverSoc, @IrishCentral, @mmfa, @JeanneCummings, @aaronzitner, @JaneMayerNYer, @fstonenyc, @LizaPluto ‏

Facebook:

@officialtomsteyer, @corybooker, @KamalaHarris, @ElizabethWarren, @petebuttigieg1, @betoorourke, @amyklobuchar, @julianforthefuture, @GovBillWeld, @andrewyang2020, @timryanforamerica, @JohnKDelaneyJKD, @berniesanders, @GovernorBullock, @joesestak, @michaelbennet, @WayneForAmerica, @TulsiGabbard, @williamsonmarianne, @joebiden, @marksanford, @joewalsh, @NBCNews, @MSNBC, @ABCNetwork, @CBSNews, @FoxNews, @CNN, @CNBC, @nytimes, @wsj, @usatoday, @newyorker, @latimes, @TheWashingtonTimes, @washingtonpost, @Jezebel, @TheIndependentOnline, @discoversociety, @IrishCentral, @Mediamatters