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CWA of Louisiana Is Fighting for the Safety and Privacy of our Children! Join Us!

By May 20, 2016Louisiana
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The women of CWA of Louisiana are praying and taking action against the Obama administration’s executive letter on bathroom/locker room access.

On Friday May 13, the Obama administration announced that every public school system in the country will receive a letter (The U.S. Department of Justice and Education Release a Joint Guidance to Help Schools Ensure the Civil Rights of Transgender Students), mandating that transgender students be allowed to use bathrooms and locker rooms consistent with their gender identity (as opposed to their birth certificate) or the school districts will lose Federal funds under Title IX.

President of the State Board of Education James Garvey (R-Metairie) blasted the Obama administration’s directive on the bathroom rights of transgender students Friday, May 13, calling it federal overreach. He then washed his hands of it, saying it’s up to local school boards to decide what to do.

In addition to Garvey’s statement, 32 Louisiana lawmakers sent a letter urging state Attorney General Jeff Landry to determine the constitutionality of separate executive orders issued by the U.S. president and Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards pertaining to the apparent creation of a new protected class, “gender identity.”

Gov. Edwards and Education Superintendent John White weighed in by issuing statements from their spokesmen saying they were reviewing the guidance and that it seemed only to clarify existing law: Title IX, which prohibits discrimination based on gender.

The people of Louisiana need to send a clear message to our state leaders that President Obama’s “guidance letter” is an overreach from the executive branch. The state of Louisiana has the right to set guidelines themselves without Federal overreach.  Louisiana schools should refuse the mandate that endangers our children.

Take Action Today!

1. Contact the following state leaders and tell them to stand up for the children of Louisiana and not to follow this outrageous directive that puts our children in danger.  Ask them to join officials from eight other states – West Virginia, Arizona, Kansas, Nebraska, Texas, Utah, Main and North Carolina – to begin to push back and sign on the brief asking a federal appeals court to re-hear a case in which it sided with a Virginia transgender student seeking to use the boys’ bathroom. Write, e-mail and/or call.

Gov. John Bel Edwards
P.O. Box 94004
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9004
Click here to e-mail.
Main line: 225-342-7015 or Toll Free: 866-366-1121

Attorney General Jeff Landry
P.O. Box 94005
Baton Rouge, LA 70804
Click here to e-mail.

President of Louisiana State School Board James Garvey
1201 North Third Street
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
Click here to e-mail.

State Superintendent of Schools John White
Louisiana Department of Education
P.O. Box 94064
Baton Rouge, LA 70804-9064
Click here to e-mail.  Address your comments to State Superintendent of Schools John White
877-453-2721 (toll-free)

2. Contact both your local school superintendent and school board members.  Show up at the next regularly scheduled school board meeting and speak in opposition to the Obama directive.

3. Please forward this e-alert to friends and family and ask them to both take action and pray about this important issue.

Please Pray: 

  • “For God is not unjust to forget your work and labor oflove which you have shown toward His name.” (Hebrews 6:10a)
  • Pray for the leaders listed above by name. May they have the courage to do what’s right before God and on behalf of our children.
  • Pray that school boards throughout Louisiana will get in the fight for our children’s safety and privacy when they are on school campuses and that they will let Louisiana legislators know that they are not in favor of the mandate.
  • Pray that Louisiana students and parents will recognize the threat to both safety and privacy and speak out against this mandate.

“CWA of Louisiana is committed to speak truth to power; speak the truth in love; speak life.”