One Iowa Responds To Passage Of SF 538

From our inbox Wednesday, 5:30 pm from OneIowaAction

I am writing to you with a heavy heart. Today SF 538  passed the House, and it cleared the Senate yesterday, making it set to arrive at the governor’s desk anytime. We know that gender-affirming care saves lives, but the extreme wing of the Republican party was not willing to back down from their agenda to harm LGBTQ youth in Iowa.

First and foremost, to the trans kids and their families: We will never stop fighting for you. You are not alone in this. You are loved. You are beautiful. You are worthy of all the goodness this world has to offer.

One Iowa is wrapping up a “What Now Resource Guide” to help you navigate these unsettling times. We will share it far and wide early next week.

If you are a parent or caregiver to a transgender young person, you can join us for a meeting tomorrow at 6pm. You can sign up by clicking here.

For everyone else: call NOW and tell the governor NOT to sign this bill. We have already delivered over 500 postcards to her office today, letting her know that Iowans do not support this legislation. Let your voices be heard here. You can call her office at (515) 281-5211.

Finally, please take care of yourselves. You have spent the last weeks advocating hard for LGBTQ Iowans in so many ways. Your donations, your emails to your legislators, showing up huge on the West Terrace of the Capitol for the Rally to Resist, and so much more. You have given us hope when we didn’t have any. Please know that your advocacy does not go unnoticed. The Iowa Legislature was made very aware that we are here, we are queer, and we are not going anywhere.

I look forward to continuing this fight with you,

Courtney Reyes
Executive Director
One Iowa Action

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