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April 22, 2021 (LifeSiteNews) — U.S. corporations are doubling down on their “woke” advocacy with new attacks on Texas bills that ban child “sex changes” and protect women’s sports.
Earlier this week, 43 businesses took aim at Texas lawmakers over pro-family bills moving forward in both houses of the state legislature.
“Such legislation would send a message that is at odds with the Texas we know, and with our own efforts to attract and retain the best talent and to compete for business,” the companies wrote in a statement on Monday. They added that they “will continue to oppose” bills they deem “divisive.”
Signers include Texas-based American Airlines, Amazon, Apple, Dell, Facebook, HP, IBM, Lime, Marriott, Nestlé, PayPal, Salesforce, Unilever, and United Airlines. Microsoft and bp, two corporate backers of the “Great Reset” – the U.N.-backed plan “to revamp all aspects” of global society – joined the letter as well. The statement was published by Texas Competes, a pro-LGBT coalition of more than 1,400 businesses.
Texas Senate Republicans last week unanimously passed SB 29, a bill upholding biological standards for athletic competitions in the state. The senate also held hearings on SB 1646, which would redefine Texas child abuse laws to include “administering, supplying or consenting to provide” “gender transitioning” procedures to children.
SB 1646, which resembles a law recently passed in Arkansas, bans puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and “sex change” surgeries for kids. A Texas House committee already has approved other legislation to criminalize transgender procedures for minors outright and to allow the state medical board to revoke the licenses of doctors who provide them.
In the Texas Competes letter, companies falsely characterized the measures as an attempt to “ban best-practice medical care that is proven to save lives.”
House Democrats, in a strict party-line vote, recently passed legislation to conduct a massive federal overhaul of America’s elections and voting protocols, making the inconsistency, confusion, and funny business that plagued 2020 the new, permanent norm in our country.
The bill is called H.R. 1 (also known, ironically, as the “For the People” Act), and, if passed by the Democrat-controlled Senate, will mark the beginning of a once-in-a-generation transfer of power from the people of our country to its politicians.
That’s we must act NOW, and implore our U.S. Senators to vote against this dangerous legislation when it comes before them for a vote.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition asking all U.S. Senators to oppose H.R. 1 as a matter of national importance.
Democrat sponsors have attempted to promote H.R. 1 as a bill to expand voting rights in America, but, in reality, it is the exact opposite.
Among the 791-page bill’s provisions are the following:
- Transfer of control over congressional elections from state governments to the federal government, even though the Constitution explicitly states that such authority belongs solely to states.
- Automatic voter registration, which would require every state to add all eligible citizens to their voting rolls (unless they manually opt out) under the law. This would, additionally, shield illegal aliens who are automatically registered to vote from prosecution, without making an affirmative declaration about the status of their citizenship.
- Mandatory early voting in all 50 states for at least 15 days prior to an actual election, as well as unlimited ballot harvesting and a 10-day deadline extension past an election for mail-in ballots to be received and processed.
- Mandatory, nationwide mail-in voting, without any requirement that individuals provide a form of personal identification upon applying for their mail-in ballot. This would also require that those individuals who request a mail-in ballot be automatically registered to receive mail-in ballots in every election to follow.
- Transfer of control over drawing congressional district maps from each individual state’s legislature to “independent” commissions – another power reserved, in the Constitution, for states specifically.
- Federal funding of campaigns, which would use taxpayer dollars to match campaign contributions made by Americans citizens to candidates for federal office at a rate of 600% (you read that right – your money, being used to fund campaigns and candidates you may not support, nor even have the chance to actually to vote for).
And, that's just the tip of the iceberg.
If H.R. 1 passes the Senate and goes to Joe Biden’s desk, the American people may never participate in a free, open, and fair election ever again.
It is, therefore, imperative that we act to save our Republic from this disastrous legislation NOW.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which urges all U.S. Senators to oppose the anti-democratic piece of legislation, H.R. 1, today.
And, after signing this petition, please CLICK HERE to DIRECTLY CONTACT your U.S. Senators by using the simple contact form LifeSite is providing, here. It is a simple, one-click process, and you don't even have to look up any of your Senators' contact information.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Here’s the anti-people agenda of HR 1 on election reform' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/heres-the-anti-people-agenda-of-hr-1-on-election-reform
'Democrats’ horrifying ‘For the People’ Act would supercharge vote fraud, end America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/blogs/democrats-horrifying-for-the-people-act-would-supercharge-vote-fraud-end-america
'The Democrats’ ‘For the People’ Act would make it impossible to hold free and fair elections in America' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/opinion/democrats-are-pushing-the-for-the-people-act-in-attempt-to-make-impossible-to-hold-free-and-fair-elections-in-america
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In fact, the FDA has never approved transgender “transition” drugs, like puberty blockers or cross-sex hormones, for any patients with gender dysphoria, and no reliable clinical studies ever have been conducted on gender-confused kids subjected to the practices.
Puberty blockers, the first step in the “transition” process, stop bone growth, inhibit fertility, and disrupt brain development, according to experts. The drugs, which were banned for minors in the U.K. last year, may actually increase suicide attempts, and have been linked to life-threatening side effects.
While nearly all affected children naturally grow out of their gender confusion by adulthood, as many as 100 percent of kids given puberty blockers go on to take cross-sex hormones, compromising their fertility for life. Cross-sex hormones are typically followed by irreversible, often tragically regretted “sex change” surgeries to remove genitals and other sexual organs.
“Texans are fed up with corporations that don’t share our values trying to dictate public policy,” Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick said earlier this month, slamming American Airlines for having “led the fight to try to force us to allow boys to play girls sports in Texas and take away their scholarships” in 2017. “They are probably still fighting for that today.”
More than 70 major U.S. corporations, including Big Tech giants and several top food and hospitality companies, have publicly condemned pro-family bills moving through state legislatures this year.
“As we make complex decisions about where to invest and grow, these issues can influence our decisions,” a recent statement backed by dozens of companies warned lawmakers. Ben & Jerry’s, Chobani, Coors, Instacart, IKEA, H&M, Hilton, Pepsi, Uber, Lyft, Airbnb, PayPal, and Pfizer were among the signers. The NCAA has similarly blackmailed states in recent weeks, saying that it will “closely monitor” transgender policies, and could alter championship game locations accordingly.
Around 1,000 corporations and business leaders also have targeted GOP-led election integrity bills moving forward across the United States in the wake of the highly irregular 2020 election. In an ad last week, hundreds of “woke” companies called for an end to allegedly “restrictive” voting legislation. Apple, Best Buy, Marriott, Walmart, and other election integrity opponents previously have excused, or even glorified, deadly violence linked to the Black Lives Matter movement.