A warm thank you to all of you for your calls and letters showing support for Senate Bill 217! SB 217 that I wrote you about last week, requires school districts to provide online parental access/transparency for sex education curricula. This includes audiovisual material and information on guest speakers covering topics of sex ed and HIV prevention set forth by the California Healthy Youth Act, which must be taught beginning in Grade 7, but may be taught as early as kindergarten.
This transparency bill passed through the Senate Education Committee, with two Republicans and two Democrats voting in support of this bill. This is a huge step in the right direction to ensure parental oversight in their children’s learning in public school education. SB 217 now goes to the Appropriations Committee and then to the Senate floor. If passed there, it will continue to the Assembly to start the same process again.
#1. Please contact the offices of the four state senators who voted in support of the bill and thank them for ensuring parental oversite for their children’s learning.
- Sen. Brian Dahle (bill author) (R-District 1) Phone: (916) 651-4001
- Sen. Connie M. Leyva (Chair) (D-District 20) Phone: (916) 651-4020
- Sen. Rosilicie Ochoa Bogh (Vice-Chair) (R-District 23) Phone: (916) 651-4023
- Sen. Steven M. Glazer (D-District 7) Phone: (916) 651-4007
#2. Please contact your state senator now to ask for their support of SB 217. Use this link to find which senator represents you in the state legislature.
If you are a member of Concerned Women for America of California, be sure to let them know.
Prayer: Dear Heavenly Father, thank You for the members of Concerned Women for America of California for their prayers and their faithfulness to action. What a blessing, Lord, that SB 217 passed through the Senate Education Committee. What an answer to prayer! We pray for continued favor and wisdom to legislators as this bill continues through the legislature. Thank you, Lord! In Jesus’ name, Amen.
Spread the word, and be sure to thank the members of the committee who voted in favor!
Thank you, and God bless you!