PARENTS: It’s Time To Push Back And BE HEARD... SIGN PETITION NOW   
Delaware's Regulation 225 was covered in national media for 5 weeks straight in 2018 and created an unprecedented response in our state. Over 10,000 Delawareans signed our petition to stop Regulation 225.
Regulation 225 and what we did about it.
The premise of Regulation 225 creates concern for the safety and privacy of all students. There's STILL no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. Regardless of revisions, Regulation 225 (Reg.225) was a regressive mandate that would result in young women losing their right to free speech and privacy from males. 
What is Regulation 225?
"They made me feel like I was the problem for feeling uncomfortable, unsafe, and vulnerable with a boy in the bathroom." 
Regulation 225 was revised after the opposition, but even the revised Regulation 225 STILL created HUGE problems:

1) Parental permission is required AFTER an agent of the school has had private conversations with your child about his/her gender and sexuality without you knowing anything about it. 

The revised Reg. 225, section 3.0, when applied, says that if a minor student of any age wishes to self identify his/her gender (or race), the school will discuss the permission process with the minor student. Based on that discussion, the school will assess and determine the degree to which the minor's parent or guardian is aware of the minor's desire to change his/her gender identity. If the student does not permit the school to request permission from the parent, then the school will not do so.

There is no requirement to inform parents of the struggle their minor student is having, resulting in a degree of secrecy in keeping the parents out of the process. 

Keeping young students' very real struggles from the help and support of their parents is not the answer. Regulation 225 is not the answer. 

In contrast to Reg 225, we as parents should expect the school to immediately notify us if symptoms of gender dysphoria are exhibited or a child wants to be treated in a manner opposite from their biological sex. We should be notified in writing with reasonable specificity. 

Based on social media traffic, the leading activists in the transgender community are lobbying hard to keep parents out of the process completely. Their agenda cannot advance if parents have the final say over the care of their children. Anyone, especially parents, who doesn't embrace gender dysphoria as a normal identity is considered a threat to their child. 

2) Regulation 225 STILL affects school curriculum! 

Regulation 225 applies to Instructional Material (pgs. 5 & 7), which is easily interpreted to mean that any material in the classroom that does not promote the ideology of gender fluidity and transgenderism is discriminatory.  

Regulation 225 mandates that instructional materials, sports and extra-curricular activities, and use of bathrooms and locker rooms are based on one's gender identity, separating mind from body, and eradicating observable facts about human sexuality. Meaning, biological differences between the sexes are considered irrelevant and discriminatory.


The premise of Regulation 225 is to assert the terms “gender identity” and “sex” interchangeably to prohibit "discrimination." 


Reg. 225 ignores biological sex, therefore separating the sexes based on biological and scientific fact will now be considered discriminatory. 

Instruction materials throughout the curriculum will reflect this change. This redefinition of terms is the premise on which the Governor of Delaware and the Democrat Party have mandated this change in our schools.

3) If a student feels unsafe or intimidated by a transgender classmate entering her locker room or bathroom... Regulation 225 STILL gives no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. 


Students like Alexis (in the video above) are well aware that biology is the reason that sex-specific private facilities were established in the first place—and it’s for that reason that student privacy matters.
“I don’t have a problem sharing a bathroom with someone who identifies as transgender—provided they are the same sex I am. I do have trouble with a policy that says anyone who’s in an opposite-sex mood today can stroll in and observe me in my intimate moments—and with school officials who value the feelings of a few students more than the dignity and privacy of all those in their care.”

Parents: We urge you to be involved in this process. More than ever, know what is being taught, who is teaching it, and who is having private conversations with your kids.

WHAT'S NEXT?
Fox News Live: "Parents absolutely should be the primary educators... [in] the understanding of gender and race, and culture." - Nicole Theis
Tucker Carlson interviews Mark Purpura from the Equality Delaware Foundation (2-28-18) on the impact of Regulation 225 in our schools.
The Transgender Presentation to Delaware Middle and High School Students by the "Yes Institute," an organization making the rounds in Delaware schools. 
This presentation was given to middle school students in Delaware by a woman who had a beard, presented herself as a man, said she was a heterosexual male and married to a woman, and can have a baby. 
Sound confusing? 
More Resources:
Parental rights, your child's safety and privacy... How you vote on nov. 6th will have a direct impact.  
Every Parent can relate to Pasha's story:
Imagine your five-year-old daughter coming home from school and telling you how she was touched by a boy, sexually assaulted, while she was in the girls’ bathroom. Now imagine going to school officials – the ones you trust with your child during school hours – and being told that nothing is going to be done about it.
Policies like Regulation 225 assert the terms “gender identity” and “sex” interchangeably to prohibit "discrimination." 

Meaning, gender is redefined and taught differently throughout the entire educational system. 

When Gender is redefined, it creates concern for the safety and privacy of all students.

Students like Alexis below are well aware that biology is the reason that sex-specific private facilities were established in the first place—and it’s for that reason that student privacy matters.
Alexis Lightcap's story: fighting For Her Voice, and her privacy.
“I don’t have a problem sharing a bathroom with someone who identifies as transgender—provided they are the same sex I am. I do have trouble...with school officials who value the feelings of a few students more than the dignity and privacy of all those in their care.”
Alexis was basically told that her "discomfort" at not wanting to share private space with a boy is her problem.

There's no recourse for a student who feels pressured to undress, shower, or share overnight accommodations with individuals of the opposite sex. 

Regressive policies like this result in young women losing their right to free speech and privacy from males.
On Nov. 6th, Vote for candidates who will stand to protect the free speech and privacy of women
Parents pushed back on Regulation 225 in Delaware because it was a direct affront to parental rights and it created safety and privacy concerns for their students. 

But why were parents put in this position by the state? And, will it happen again?

Parents responded and pushed back, and the regulation was pulled. For now. But it was attempted in the form of a resolution in the legislature, and it may very well come back as a bill. 

In response to this radical regulation... and the realization that it could have been easily implemented if parents had not been quickly made aware of it... a bill was introduced to amend Delaware's Constitution to recognize parental rights. The success of this legislation to protect your rights as a parent depends entirely on who we elect on Nov. 6th. 

On NOV. 6TH, we must vote for candidates who will work to protect fundamental responsibility and right of parents to care for and raise their children.
On Nov. 6th, Vote for candidates who will stand to protect the fundamental right of parents to care for and raise their children
PARENT RESOURCES
IMPORTANT: Consider the information below and commit to stay informed and connected to your kids daily in knowing what they are being taught, and navigating them with the truth.

Teaching material like the "genderbread person" or the "gender unicorn" are used in many schools across the nation, to teach elementary students a new definition of gender. 
Sex and gender identity are two very different concepts. Gender identity is based on a person’s feelings, while sex is determined by biology.

Policies like Regulation 225 ignore biological sex, making it discriminatory to separate the sexes based on biological and scientific fact.

Children as young as kindergarten are taught that they can choose their gender based on how they feel inside. The "Gingerbread Person 2.0" and "the Gender Unicorn" are only two examples of the teaching tools for young students.
The popular book "George" is another example of a teaching tool for elementary students. It's a story of a 10-year-old boy who is hiding his true identity from his family and friends but unveils his true self to the community in a school production of Charlotte's Web. 

In addition to its promotion of sexual politics, the book undermines parental authority by casting George's mother as a "non-ally" while the school principal (whose office is decorated with LGBTQ affirming posters) saves the day. 

This message of parents as the "non-ally" is the justification used to have secret conversations with children without parents knowing.
Fox News Live: "Parents absolutely should be the primary educators... [in] the understanding of gender and race and culture." - Nicole Theis
LISTEN BELOW to the transgender presentation to Delaware Middle and High School Students by the "Yes Institute," an organization that has made presentations in schools throughout Delaware.
This presentation was given to middle school students in Delaware by a person who looked like a man, had a beard, married to a woman, but is biologically a woman and can carry and give birth to a baby. The presentation started asking middle and high school students, "What is gender?"
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