New Business Item 5 Awaiting Debate
The NEA will develop educational materials for its state and local affiliates and members about the dangers of Anti-Transgender Legislation. Current Legislation is targeting transgender youth in sports and/or restricting their access to gender affirming healthcare. Materials developed will describe the current legal landscape at the federal and state level, provide model state legislative amendments to modify existing laws to prevent such discriminatory applications, provide talking points for advocacy, and link to existing resources for members and state affiliates to use in efforts to prevent the use of such laws as a license to discriminate.
NEA has a vested interest in protecting all students in public schools including transgender youth. All students deserve affirming spaces to learn and thrive. These types of legislation are designed to directly exclude transgender youth from participating in schools.
C. Scott Miller - CA
SO-3: Advance Racial Justice in Education
SO-5: Secure the Environment to Advance the Mission of the NEA and its Affiliates
This item cannot be accomplished with current staff and resources under the proposed Modified 2021-2022 Strategic Plan and Budget. It would cost an additional $100,500.