In the last 11 months, we’ve accomplished a lot together. We fought bravely for our children, showing up at early morning committee meetings giving concerned and often vulnerable testimonies, sacrificing our time to make phone calls, write letters and send emails to our Legislators, and gathering from all over the state to make our voices heard down in Olympia
We stood in the cold, the wind and the rain collecting signatures-or left the safety of our homes during uncertain times to make sure we found a petition to sign. We joined forces with groups from around the state to create a pony express, a network of concerned citizens crisscrossing the miles of road between us, united in our goal to make sure this Referendum got on the ballot.
And we made history. State history by gathering the most signatures ever for a referendum under the seemingly impossible conditions of a global pandemic and total shutdown and with no paid signature gatherers. National history by being the first sexual education measure to be determined by a vote of the people.
But most importantly, we saw clearly, perhaps for the first time, just how far the state and our education system has strayed from the values and goals we have for our children. We realized we can no longer give blind rule to those we entrust our most precious possessions to and we can no longer leave our elected officials unchecked in Olympia.
We may have lost this battle, but there is still a war raging and our children and parental rights are at stake. Informed Parents isn’t going anywhere. We’re still in the fight- it’s too important. A new session will be starting shortly, and we will be there, hopefully joined by you all, as we battle bureaucrats for the sake of our children, because they need us to be their voice.
We have several plans in the works...stay tuned!!
Thank you ALL for fighting with us. For your tireless dedication and stalwart spirit.
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What People Are Saying
I am Jim Fuda, a 45+ year veteran of Law Enforcement, the Director of Law Enforcement Services for Crime Stoppers of Puget Sound and Vice-Chairman of Crime Stoppers Global Solutions, an organization founded to fight international crimes such as Child Sex Trafficking.
After reviewing SB 5395, I feel this bill should be rejected. My concern is "non-age appropriate" MANDATED material being taught to students that can "normalize" some types of sexual behavior that a younger child does not have the maturity to understand.
“I don’t want this mandated on me and I certainly can’t imagine making younger kids go through this. Today I ask you to guarantee that ALL kids' voices are heard. Please vote no and give us a real choice, a choice to keep our honor.”
- Abby, 8th Grade Student of OSPI Approved FLASH Curriculum
"As a psychotherapist specialist in Sexual Addiction, I am writing to express my grave concern over Sex Ed bill SB5395 ...For the sake of the future safety and prosperity of our children and nation do not pass this bill.”
-Grace, CSAT--Certified Sex Addiction Therapist
“The fact that parents were given the choice to opt their children out of CSHE is, in my mind, a tacit admission that the material is problematic for many people.... Especially as a male instructor, I couldn’t imagine teaching some of these things to impressionable young people. An amendment was submitted to the legislature that requested that teachers also be allowed to opt out if they had objections to the curriculum. It was rejected. Why are the convictions of the parents respected while those of educators are not?”
- Brian, 4th Grade Teacher
“ESSB 5395 has taken away our local control to represent our community… We strongly feel that especially in the area of sexual health education, local control in partnership with our community and parents needs to be retained.”
- Central Valley School District
“... I am strongly opposed to the mandatory CSHE program. This program, promoted K-12, strongly resembles the types of grooming, and indoctrination tactics used by abusers, pedophiles, and sex traffickers. With the huge rise in human trafficking we see in our society our schools absolutely should not be helping the predators!”
-Christine, Regional Director of a Non-Profit Combating Human Trafficking
“Based on my experience and training I can confidently say that in my opinion SB5395, the mandated comprehensive sex education bill, is nothing but a framework for grooming children to be victims of sexual abuse and an obscene assault on innocence.”
- Officer Chris Fitzgerald, Retired Centralia Child Sex Crimes Detective
"If the porn industry and the abortion industry got together and created curricula to try and recruit their future customers, they could do none better than the state approved curriculum!"
-Dr Sarah B, Moral Theologian and Mother of Five
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