Tell Missouri legislators to #JustLetKidsPlay!

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It’s happening again. All across our nation there is a stark rise in the introduction and passing of legislation that is very harmful to LGBTQ youth. From sports bans, to healthcare and bathroom restrictions; make no mistake, transgender kids are being relentlessly attacked! This time, right here in our backyard in Missouri. SB 781 threatens to ban hard-working students from participating in sports simply because of their gender identity.

Being a kid is hard enough. We should be making it easier, not harder. SB 781 is unfair and would harm trans youth in our community. We will fight for every single Missouri young person who wants to experience the valuable lessons of being on a team with their peers--teamwork, self-discipline, success, and failure.

The time to act is NOW - let your legislators know that they must reject this discriminatory bill that will harm trans youth in our communities!

The letter provided below is a sample template. Please change it to personalize it to your views and concerns. Here are a few key pieces of information you may wish to reference:

• Being a kid is hard enough. We should be making it easier, not harder. This bill is unfair and will harm trans youth in our community who just want to experience the valuable lessons of being on a team with their peers--teamwork, self-discipline, success, and failure.
• We all know that transgender youth deserve the opportunity to play the sports they love as their authentic selves, just like any other young athlete.

Passing a bill like SB 781 will only embolden other discriminatory laws to be passed across the country, putting LGBTQ people in harm’s way, yet again.We all know that transgender youth deserve the opportunity to play the sports they love and experience the valuable lessons of being on a team with their peers--teamwork, self-discipline, success, and failure.

Don’t let a few extremist politicians put trans kids and teens at risk!

Recipients

  • Your State Senator or Senators

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Message

As your constituent, I urge you to oppose SB 781!

Dear [Decision Maker],

I'm writing to urge you to vote No to SB 781.

Kids learn a lot of important lessons in sports: leadership, confidence, self-discipline, self-respect, and what it means to be part of a team. SB 781 would force an already vulnerable group of young people in Missouri onto the sidelines. For transgender youth, many of whom experience high rates of depression and suicidality, access to sport can be lifesaving.

Transgender kids often face discrimination and bullying, and turn to sports for a sense of belonging. Transgender kids want to participate in team sports for the same reason as other kids--to have fun and be part of a team.



Thank you for your consideration.

Sincerely,
[Your Name]
[Your Address]
[City, State ZIP]
[Your Email]

(202) 642-4542

ncte@transequality.org

National Center for 
Transgender Equality
1032 15th Street NW #199
Washington, DC 20005

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