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Legislative Issues and Bills 2019
Issues and potential bills are happening so fast that it is difficult to keep up! Because the legislature changed the rules so that potential bills are being sent from committee to committee, it makes it even harder for the average citizen to track where the bills are and what is happening.
This is where CPL can help you! You can receive up to the minute news through our CPL email updates. Just sign up using the Receive Email Updates form below the Donate Now button.
We are doing our best to keep you informed so that you can submit public comment, contact your legislators and even attend a committee meeting. Below is background information on a few of the bills CPL is tracking.
- Constitutional Amendment, HF13
- Mandated Comprehensive Sexual Health Education (CSE), HF1414
- The ‘Bullying Bill’ reauthorized, HF1026
- Prohibit Counseling for minors, HF12
- Home visiting and setting up a universal child care system, HF1, et al
If you have any concerns or additional information that would help us to keep you informed, please let us know by using our CPL Online Form. Thank you! Together we can make a difference.
Racial Quotas in School Policies
The Dayton administration has initiated its own racial equity directive that the Federal Commission has rescinded. In October of 2017, the MN Department of Human Rights (MDHR) sent a letter to 43 school districts informing them that they have a “racial discipline disparity” in violation of the MN Human Rights Act. Unless they entered into a “settlement agreement” with the state, they would file charges and investigate them for civil rights violations. Minnesota is full steam ahead implementing the racial quotas in school discipline in schools throughout the state. Read the latest developments on this issue.
- Find your board’s “Collaborative Agreement”. If you are in one of the targeted districts, ask your school board to see the “plan” that they submitted and was approved by the state. Know what your district is doing! MDHR Website
- If you are in one of the targeted districts, contact your school board members to express your displeasure over their transferring your local district’s discipline policy authority to the state. Express your displeasure over signing an agreement that assumes that all whites are racist and that discipline policies must be viewed through the lens of race.
- Engage personally with your local House and Senate legislators. Tell them to put a stop to this travesty. Make this a campaign issue for 2020, starting now.
- If you have children in school, engage with them about how wrong it is for students to be shamed for being white or for being any race at all. Ask them to share with you how discipline is being handled and what training or curriculum they are receiving regarding race. Protect your kids.
The “Toolkit” – Take Action!
The Toolkit to Ensure Safe and Supportive Schools for Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students was passed July 19, 2017 by an unelected, governor appointed Minnesota Department of Education committee, despite strong opposition from parents and the public. This gender ideology “Toolkit” does not promote the safety and well-being of children but is actually harmful to ALL children.
It’s not too late to Take Action! You CAN make a difference. Go to The “Toolkit” Agenda for action items.
Find in the article questions that that every taxpayer should ask their local school administrators, including the administrators of elementary and middle schools. Then follow up by requesting to the school board that the policy be written mandating that restrooms and locker rooms correspond to objective biological sex. The specificity of the questions is necessary in order to ensure that accurate information is obtained, to make explicit the assumptions embedded in oppositions to restroom/locker room practices and to prevent administrators from obfuscating. More helpful information can be found in our Gender and Privacy Policies and Gender Identity.
Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office? Invasive Teen Questionnaire
A new HealthPartner’s policy is being implemented that requires clinicians to administer a 23-question health questionnaire to all pre-teens and teens… and it is to be answered only by the adolescent. After the adolescent fills out the questionnaire, the parent will then be asked to leave the child alone with the clinician so the clinician can engage the child “one-on-one” about the answers and personal concerns. We have questions! Read the details in Is Your Child Unsafe at the Doctor’s Office? and review the Questionnaire (PDF)
Action Steps Parents Can Take
- If your family uses a HealthPartners clinic or any clinic that participates in this kind of survey, respond to the letter you receive with a letter of your own.
a. Forbid the clinic from holding a private meeting with your child and a clinician.
b. Direct them to put your letter into your family’s health record files.
c. Demand that they discontinue the use of this outrageous questionnaire.
- Refuse to have your child fill out the questionnaire or meet privately with a clinician. This is your right as a parent!
- Contact your legislators. Ask them to clarify into law that health providers:
- May not impose themselves on families with personal, invasive questionnaires
- Have no right to digitally store private data discovered about your child’s personal beliefs, feelings or family—unless it involves mandated legal reporting.
- Must pro-actively inform parents that they and their child have a right to refuse to allow their minor child to meet alone with a clinician.
- Request a list of the health provider’s LGBTQIA resources. Please send your findings to Child Protection League at email@example.com.
St. Paul Public Libraries Expose Toddlers to Drag Queen Story Hours
Hiding behind the banner of ‘inclusiveness’, young impressionable children are being exposed to sexual confusion and perversion before they can even read or grasp any understanding of human sexuality. St. Paul Public Libraries issued a press release announcing a summertime 3-part “Drag Queen Story Hour” for toddlers and youngsters. The event is advertised as “glitz, glamor and stories” with each event featuring “two performers who will read stories, sing songs, and strut their stuff for an over-the-top story hour”.
- Contact St. Paul Public Libraries and tell them Drag Queen advocacy is abusive to children and an
egregious misuse of public funds. Director: Catherine Penkert, 651-266-7073, firstname.lastname@example.org
- Look up your own library online. Will they be hosting similar story hours? Contact them.
- Inform your legislative candidates. Find out if they can tell you why publicly funded libraries are no longer a safe place for children!
Church leaders who want to educate their members about civic issues, particular legislation and viewpoints, may be receiving false information from activist groups who are attempting to silence them with threats of losing tax-exempt status. Equip your church leaders with this important legal background from The Pacific Justice Institute.
Target has decided to invest $20 million to build a single stall bathroom at each Target location in response to a massive national backlash over its transgender restroom policy. Target’s public announcement last April to allow men who say they are transgender to freely use women’s restrooms and changing rooms resulted in a 1st quarter revenue crash of almost $1 billion.
But the new Target single stall restrooms are not for their transgender customers. They are for everybody else! And men who identify as women continue to be allowed to freely use the women’s restrooms and changing rooms. Just say NO to Target.
The (Mostly) True Story of Taylor Swine the Political Pig
Child Protection League is pleased to offer this adorable story about a real pet pig! In this beautifully illustrated pig-tale, Taylor Swine discovers the importance of family while learning how to take an active role in the political process. It makes a wonderful gift for every child in your life!
This delightful book was inspired by the real life pet pig of our CPL board member, Marjorie Holsten. Barb Anderson, another CPL board member, created the “Mostly True” story of Taylor Swine and the book was illustrated by Rachel Gasper, daughter of CPL board member Bonnie Gasper. All proceeds from the book go directly to the Child Protection League!
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Books We Recommend
by Christopher Doyle, MA, LPC, LCPC
Forward by Michael Brown, Ph.D and Preface by Dr Cretella, MD, FCP
What happens when a sexual culture war is fought on the mental health battlefield? Christopher Doyle provides a map of the unprecedented assault on personal freedom and religious liberty answering many of tough questions of our day.
By LeAnna Benn and Alfred J Derby, MD
Comprehensive Sexual Education is damaging our most valuable resource—children. You will want this ebook as a reference guide. Using peer reviewed scientific studies, this activist’s guide to transforming sex education provides guidance to prepare for meetings, writing letters campaigns, organizing community members to take action, getting programs adopted and so much more. A must for your library!
The ebook is available through Teen-Aid, Inc.
New Research Reveals that Babies Need Their Moms
Researcher and psychoanalyst Erica Komisar has written an informative book about the importance of
the mother-child bond entitled Being There: Why Prioritizing Motherhood in the First Three Years
Matters. Read the Book Review (PDF) and share the information with others.
Books With Warnings!
Advocating for Islam?
These eight books, recommended to teachers for Minnesota public schools at the “Engaging Muslim Students in Public Schools” Training Seminars for Educators 2017 presented by Michael Abraham, teach the religion of Islam including prayer, religious holidays, reciting the Holy Books, etc.
Read the Book Review of Islamic Children’s Books (PDF) and stay informed.
Cosmo Hurts Kids
The Cosmopolitan magazine sold at most store checkouts is pornographic and violates states’ “materials harmful to minors laws.” It should not be sold to kids! Learn more at Cosmo Hurts Kids.
Eleanor & Park on Summer Reading List Not Fit for Kids. Beware!
Parents of a 15 year old high school girl were astounded to read through the book Eleanor & Park, a book their daughter was given as part of her high school’s summer reading program. “The amount of vile profanity used throughout this publication was absolutely astounding! Never in our 43 years have either of us ever read anything more profane.”
Read this extensive review of Eleanor & Park to help you learn what the schools are using for young adult reading. The New York Times calls it a “beautiful, haunting love story” for young adults. The parents say the book is “pornographic and sexually explicit.” Be advised.
Eleanor & Park Review (PDF)
Equally astounding is the decision of the Anoka High School Review Committee even after reading this exhaustive study and critique of this offensive book.
Anoka High School Letter (PDF)