Campaign for Working Families

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -- Children At Risk, Freedom Won, Kamala Caves

Children At Risk
America's leftist elites have declared war on our children.  That's the only way I can explain what's being done to our kids – a war is being waged against them. 
Joe Biden restored subsidies for abortions.  So, a child, when she is most defenseless, now faces a greater chance of being destroyed in the womb before she ever takes her first breath. 
In the name of compassion, we're allowing massive amounts of drugs to pour across our southern border, poisoning more of our children. 
In the name of science, we shut down our schools when all the science showed that our children were at very low risk from COVID. We forced them into social isolation. 

Suicides skyrocketed. Academic skills atrophied. Grades plummeted. That decision was made by left-wing bureaucrats who fought tooth-and-nail to close the schools in spite of all the science. 
Speaking of science, we're telling our children there's no such thing as biological sex.  We're telling them that they were "assigned their sex at birth," and that they can choose the gender they want.  (Remember, CNN says there's no consensus for determining sex at birth!)
We're giving confused children puberty blockers so they can mutilate their bodies because they think they've been born into the wrong body. 
We're robbing our children of their unique heritage.  They were born in the most exceptional nation in history, founded in 1776 on the principle of individual freedom under God.  But we're telling them that they live in an evil nation founded in 1619 on slavery and genocide. 
We're telling black children that they are still oppressed today.  And we're telling white children that they are oppressors.  (That's really great for self-esteem!)
If a nation set out to deliberately ruin its rising generation, you couldn't do any better than what the left is doing today.  Thankfully, parents are beginning to fight back in school districts all over America. 
We must rescue our children from the radical left!
These issues have animated my entire career in public policy.  It's why I so aggressively oppose abortion on demand. It's why President Reagan chose me as Under Secretary of Education.  It's why Dr. James Dobson and I co-wrote "Children At Risk." 
It's why I cannot in good conscience leave this battle at such a time as this.  And it's why a day does not pass that I am so grateful to you for empowering our work in this fight for faith, family and freedom!
Are Feminists Waking Up?
Any time left-wing teachers are not indoctrinating your children to hate our country or telling them that they are oppressors, they are probably teaching your sons that they can be girls and teaching your daughters that they can be boys.  
This "witches brew" of anti-American history, Marxist critical race theory and transgender ideology is creating turmoil in homes and at school board meetings all across the country.
The battle over the transgender issue was raging again last night in Loudoun County, Virginia, just 40 miles outside of the nation's capital.  And I'm pleased to say something very encouraging happened. 
Before last night's school board meeting began, two self-described "radical feminist activist organizations" sent an open letter to the Loudoun County School Board vehemently opposing the board's transgender policies.  The groups declared, "We are appalled and disgusted at the direction in which the county is headed."
Here's more from their letter:
"Girls deserve privacy from boys, including boys who claim to 'identify as girls.'  So-called 'gender identity' is a regressive movement to sanctify the destruction of everything that feminists have fought for.  Women fought hard for the right to female-only facilities like bathrooms, changing rooms, and locker rooms so that girls . . . could have privacy."
Beyond the right to privacy, there's simply the basic truth of what it means to be a woman.  A biological man will never be a woman.  You cannot change your DNA.  That's science!
As I have expressed in recent reports, I'm stunned that so many women allow their daughters to be humiliated by the transgender agenda, whether it's boys in their daughter's locker rooms or losing college scholarships because they were forced to compete against boys in girls' sports.
We need more mothers and grandmothers to stand up, speak up and fight back for their daughters and granddaughters!
Freedom Won. . . For Now

The Democrat takeover of our elections was defeated last night in the Senate.  We celebrated with the entire conservative coalition we have been working with to stop this terrible bill.  Thank you for your support!
As you may know, S. 1 fell ten votes short.  Unfortunately, it was a 50-50 vote, with every Democrat voting for it and every Republican voting against it. 
Sen. Joe Manchin had said repeatedly that he would not vote for this legislation unless it was changed enough to earn bipartisan support.  But when push comes to shove, as is often the case with Manchin, he bent to Chuck Schumer's will. 
What was most disturbing isn't what Joe Manchin did, but what Joe Biden said after the vote.  He immediately used radioactive rhetoric, telling the American people that what happened in the Senate "represents a Jim Crow era in the 21st Century."
Biden knows he is using rhetoric guaranteed to inflame racial discord.  But he does it anyway.  And this was the man who claimed he would unite the country.  He is the equivalent of a man yelling "FIRE!" in a crowded theater because he wants to see people trampling each other.  He should be ashamed. 
Make no mistake about it:  This was a power grab, plain and simple.  It was an assault on our freedom.  And you don't have to take my word for it. 
Rep. Jamaal Bowman (D-NY) told CNN yesterday, "If we deliver [S.1], we maintain power in 2022. If we don't . . . we risk losing power and risk this moment to really push a progressive agenda." 
Last week, Speaker Nancy Pelosi said that H.R. 1's assault on our First Amendment freedoms was necessary in order for Democrats to severely restrict our Second Amendment freedoms because H.R. 1 will help them elect more anti-gun Democrats.
While we won this battle, we know the fight is far from over.  CWF is working hard to elect more conservatives to the House and Senate so that bills like H.R. 1 and S. 1 never threaten our freedom again!
Kamala Caves
"Border Czar" Kamala Harris -- after refusing for three months and more than 500,000 illegal aliens crossing the border in that time -- is FINALLY going to the border this Friday. 
What made Harris change her mind after all this time?  Well, chalk it up to another win for Donald Trump! 
Last week, Trump announced that he would visit the border on June 30th.  Presumably, Harris didn't want to be upstaged by the former president, so she just had to get there first.
Five Years Later
A tip of the hat to our conservative cousins across the pond!
Five years ago today, against the entire elite opinion of their nation (sound familiar?), the British people voted to leave the European Union because they understood they were losing their sovereignty.  Many saw the Brexit vote as a precursor to the election of Donald Trump. 
Today's anniversary of Brexit, won against all odds, reminds me of one of my favorite Churchill quotes, which should inspire us in the battles we're fighting today:
"Never give in.  Never give in.  Never, never, never, never—in nothing, great or small, large or petty—never give in, except to convictions of honor and good sense.  Never yield to force.  Never yield to the apparently overwhelming might of the enemy."