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Overturn the Title IX Regulation, Save America

The U.S. Department of Education released its final Title IX regulation on April 19. Slated to go into effect on August 1, 2024, the controversial regulation changes the definition of sex to include “gender identity.” The policy is expected to have far-reaching, harmful effects on campus due process, free speech, gender transitioning of youth, parental rights, and women’s sports.

The Rule is so radical that it suggests the Department of Education has embarked on an ill-conceived campaign to rework schools, families, free speech, and due process, according to the Marxist vision.

Title IX Lawsuits Against the Department of Education:

  1. States of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, and South Carolina, and the Independent Women’s Law Center, Independent Women’s Network, Parents Defending Education, and Speech First
  2. States of Tennessee, Kentucky, Ohio, Indiana, Virginia, and West Virginia
  3. States of Louisiana, Mississippi, Montana, and Idaho, as well as 17 Louisiana School Districts
  4. Arkansas, Missouri, Iowa, Nebraska, North Dakota, and South Dakota
  5. State of Texas
  6. State of Oklahoma
  7. Rapides Parish (LA) School Board

  8. Moms for Liberty and Young America’s Foundation, et al. v. U.S. Department of Education

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Abolish or Overhaul?

The abolition or overhaul of the Department of Education must be high on the list of priorities for Congress. Three current and former presidential candidates have called for the abolition of  the Department of Education:

  1. Donald Trump: “We’re going to end education coming out of Washington, DC. We’re going to close it up – all those buildings all over the place and people that in many cases hate our children. We’re going to send it all back to the states.”
  2. Ron DeSantis: In response to the question, Are you in favor of eliminating any agencies: “We would do education, commerce, energy, and the IRS….With the Department of Education, we reverse all  the transgender sports stuff. Women’s sports should be protected.”
  3. Vivek Ramaswamy: “I would shut down the U.S. Department of Education…Do I favor 6-year-olds being educated on sexuality and gender ideology? No, I don’t.”

Others:

  • “I personally think the Department of Education should not exist.” – Former DOE Secretary Betsy DeVos.
  • “The Department of Education shall terminate on December 31, 2023.” — H.R. 899, introduced by Rep. Thomas Massie

ROADMAP FOR REFORM

Heritage Foundation proposal for the Education Department:

  • Make block-grants for selected functions to the states
  • Transfer selected functions to the Departments of the Treasury, Dept. of Justice, etc.
  • Discontinue the other functions

STATE LAWMAKERS

The following state lawmakers are calling for the abolition of the U.S. Department of Education:

  1. Sen. Shelley Hughes (AK-M)
  2. Rep. Susan DuBose (AL-45)
  3. Rep. Michael Ramone (DE-21)
  4. Rep. Joe Alfieri (ID-4A)
  5. Rep. Jacyn Gallagher (ID-9)
  6. Sen. Tammy Nichols (ID-10)
  7. Senator Brian Lenney (ID-13)
  8. Rep. Tina Lambert (ID-23)
  9. Rep. Jeff Shipley (IA-87)
  10. Rep. Luana Stoltenberg (IA-81)
  11. Rep. Doug Blex (KS-12)
  12. Rep. Sandy Pickert (KS-88)
  13. Rep. Bill Rhiley (KS-80)
  14. Rep. Brett Fairchild (KS-113)
  15. Rep. Kathy Edmonston (LA-88)
  16. Sen. Nathan Wesenberg (MN-10)
  17. Rep. Mazzie Boyd (MO-2)
  18. Rep. Justin Sparks (MO-10)
  19. Rep. Jeff Coleman (MO-32)
  20. Rep. Chris Sander (MO-33)
  21. Rep. Lori VanWinkle (ND-3)
  22. Sen. Daniel E. Innis PhD (NH Senate-7)
  23. Rep. John Sellers (NH-Grafton-18)
  24. Rep. Tom Mannion (NH-Hillsborough-1)
  25. Rep. Sandra Panek (NH-Hillsborough-1)
  26. Rep. Jeffrey Tenczar (NH-Hillsborough-1)
  27. Rep. Stephen Kennedy (NH-Hillsborough-13)
  28. Rep. Diane Kelley (NH – Hillsborough-32)
  29. Rep. Tony Lekas (NH-Hillsborough-38)
  30. Rep. Travis Corcoran (NH-Hillsborough-44)
  31. Rep. David Love (NH-Rockingham-13)
  32. Rep. Terry Roy (NH-Rockingham-31)
  33. Rep. Mark A. Pearson (NH-Rockingham-34)
  34. Rep. Michael Granger (NH-Strafford-2)
  35. Rep. Michael Harrington (NH-Strafford-18)
  36. Rep. Walter Stapleton (NH-Sullivan-6)
  37. Rep. Alan Martinez (NM-23)
  38. Rep. Matt Heilman (ND-7)
  39. Rep. Kelby Timmons (ND-26)
  40. Sen. Keith Boehm (ND-33)
  41. Rep. Jim Kasper (ND-46)
  42. Rep. Ari Brown (NY-20)
  43. Sen. Art Robinson (OR-2)
  44. Rep. Thomas Beach (SC-10)
  45. Rep. Josiah Magnuson (SC-38)
  46. Rep. David L. O’Neal (SC-66)
  47. Rep. Jay Kilmartin (SC-85)
  48. Rep. Matt W. Leber (SC-116)
  49. Sen. Julie Frye-Mueller (SD-30)
  50. Rep. Phil Jensen (SD-33)
  51. Rep. Tony Randolph (SD-35)
  52. Rep. Monty Fritts (TN-32)
  53. Rep. Richard Hayes (TX-57)
  54. Rep. Quinn Kotter (UT-26)
  55. Del. Dave LaRock (VA-33)
  56. Rep. Ty Bodden (WI-59)
  57. Del. Charles R. Sheedy (WV-7)
  58. Del. Eric Brooks (WV-45)
  59. Del. William Ridenour (WV-100)