May 24, 2016
At Least Someone in Congress is Trying to do Something!
US Representative Mark Walker (R-NC) wrote a letter to US Secretary of Education John King and US Attorney General Loretta Lynch demanding answers! Seventy-eight of his colleagues joined him. What were the questions about? They want answers concerning the bathroom edict sent to schools on May 13th. Lynch and King have until May 30th to respond.
Clarify specifically all actions that the ED and DOJ, jointly or separately, will take against or regarding a teacher, school administrator, educator, school contractor, or person volunteering at a school who does not comply with this guidance;
Detail whether the ED and DOJ will recognize or accommodate rights of conscience and privacy in an individual’s or institution’s non-compliance with this guidance;
Detail all actions that a school, teacher, school contractor, and person volunteering must take to be in compliance with this guidance;
Confirm whether ED and DOJ consider this guidance to be legally binding and whether ED and DOJ will report this guidance to Congress;
Delineate the statutory authority under which ED and DOJ issued this guidance;
Explain why schools must disregard the privacy, “discomfort,” and emotional strain imposed on other students during use of bathroom, showering, and changing facilities and overnight accommodations as these schools comply with this guidance. . . .
At least someone is trying to get to the bottom of this fiasco! However, only THREE PA Congressmen signed the letter!!
1.) Please thank these three PA Congressmen for caring enough for the safety of America’s children to demand answers from an overreaching administration. Thank them for signing Representative Mark Walker’s letter to US Attorney General Loretta Lynch and US Secretary of Education John King.
Mike Kelly (R-3rd)–(202) 225-5406 or 724-282-2557
Joe Pitts (R-16th)– (202) 225-2411 or (717) 393-0667
Keith Rothfus (R-12th) — (202) 225-5709 or (412) 837-1361
2.) Don’t forget to ask your school board not to comply with the May 13th Directive and to pass this Sample Student Privacy Resolution written by Liberty Counsel. Also, remind them Liberty Counsel is available a) to offer assistance in defending school districts if they continue or enact sensible and legal gender-appropriate restroom and locker-room policies consistent with Liberty Counsel’s advice; and b) to warn school districts against violating the First Amendment and other clearly-established rights of the other students and teachers.