On Tuesday July 5th the State Assembly approved Senate Bill 48 (50-26) by Senator Mark Leno. Slightly over a week later on Thursday July 14th, Governor Jerry Brown signed the legislation into law.
SB 48 will teach children as young as five to not only accept but also endorse transgenderism, bisexuality, and homosexuality through our social sciences curriculum specially history, history books and instructional materials. SB 48, misrepresented to the public, was passed as a bill aimed to end bullying. But whatever the stated goal, the actual provisions of the bill say nothing about bullying. Instead, they require all public schools -- including charter schools -- to include studies on transgender, bisexual, and gay Americans in their social science courses. The sponsors have repeatedly said SB 48 would be integrated into courses for California students in grades K-12.
On Friday July 15th a broad and continuously expanding coalition of family advocacy groups filed the proper paper work with California's Attorney General requesting a title and summary for a referendum.
A referendum is "the practice of referring measures proposed or passed by a legislative body to the vote of the electorate for approval or rejection." In other words, if the legislature and governor approve a law such as SB 48, the people may step in and, via the ballot process, reverse the decision. We call it the People's Veto.
The coalition, Stop SB 48 , seeks to collect over half a million signatures in order to stop the implementation of SB 48 on January 1, 2012. Stop SB 48 will rely on a strong grassroots effort to collect the necessary number of signatures, yet in order to run an effective signature gathering campaign Stop SB 48 will need your financial support. Forces in Sacramento wish to impose their extreme views on our children via our public school system; however, we have the opportunity to send a loud message to Sacramento.
You may visit www.stopsb48.com to make an online donation, receive email updates, sign the petition and much more.
As soon as Stop SB 48 has the title, language, and approval from California's Attorney General, we will make petitions available. In the meantime, please sign up to be notified as soon as petitions are available.
SB 48 costs too much and it goes too far.
Join our efforts and tell Sacramento because they did not listen, the people will Stop SB 48. Make a donation of today.