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ACTION NEEDED: Supporting Parental Rights Helps Vulnerable Kids!

 

Dear Friends,

I borrowed this meme to draw your attention to a very serious matter. 

Our Governor, working with the Virginia Department of Education, has revised their model transgender policy to respect parents' rights, your rights, to be the primary decision maker for your child. 

When parents drop off their children at school, or once the bus picks them up, do parents' rights suddenly vanish?

Far too many in our country—from elected officials to school boards to teachers unions — answer that question with “yes!”

Radical gender ideology curricula and policies have been introduced into classrooms, including locally. According to a recent report, more than 4,000 schools across the country have implemented policies that divide caring parents and their confused, vulnerable children.

School Boards in Loudoun and Frederick County have been confronted with the fact that sexually inappropriate and racist books are in the schools right now.

Schools are seeing local walkouts today as some schools are teaching students to rebel against their parents and God's design for their bodies.

Many School districts across the nation are sidelining parents. 

Let me be perfectly clear, I side with parents.

Policies based on gender ideology—some with secret “gender transition” plans—actively direct teachers and school staff to use a student’s requested name and pronouns during school hours, and then hide these efforts by using the student’s proper name and pronouns when speaking with parents.

You can hear both sides of this issue in this radio interview between me and Del. Marcus Simon (D-Falls Church) on WAMU.

Please help turn this around by supporting Governor Youngkin's revised policy that protects kids by keeping parents informed.

I need you to go here and voice support for the revised, parent-friendly policy

Here is a link to a discussion where medical professionals apparently see mutilating the healthy bodies of children as a money making opportunity.

Back in May, I confronted the Frederick County Public Schools (FCPS) superintendent and school board with a list of highly inappropriate books found in FCPS libraries. To the best of my knowledge, the books are still there and many parents are not aware. I want parents to be involved and informed, especially on delicate subjects.

The Virginia Department of Education's new draft policy is logical, orderly and respects parents rights through commonsense boundaries. The old policy, in contrast, divides families by allowing potentially serious, life-changing and irreversible decisions to be hidden from students’ families. 

Yesterday, Democrat activists in Virginia encouraged students to walk out of classes, and apparently some schools were complicit in allowing kids' political activism against Gov. Youngkin and resistance to parental guidance to interfere with their education. As noted in this article, Governor Youngkin has spoken clearly on this recently:

"They [school officials] think that parents have no right to know what your child is discussing with their teacher or their counselor, particularly when some of the most important topics that a child may want to discuss are being determined. What's their name? What pronoun will they use? How are they going to express their gender? This is a decision that bureaucrats in Fairfax County believe that they should be able to make without telling parents.” 

It is fair to ask these questions:

If schools are allowed to block parents from being involved, things could get out of control fast. How far will schools go? How far is too far when it comes to concealing one's biological identity? 

Let's remember the true victims of the Gender Identity contagion.

When is it okay for schools and government to disregard the faith of a huge portion of the people who empower the government?

As an elected official, I don't hide from the fact that my decisions are informed by my faith. That same faith that says it is wrong to kill and steal also says “Honor your father and your mother so that you may spend many days on the land that the Lord your God is giving to you.” Exodus 20:12

Should laws go further to protect kids from gender ideology? 

Some states are looking at legislation which would prohibit minors from receiving sex-reassignment surgery and puberty-blocking hormone treatments, and would also require that older patients sign a consent form and wait 24 hours before starting such treatments. Florida Considers Banning Medicalized Gender Transitions for Children

Please support Governor Youngkin's revised policy by going here to comment favorably on the revised, parent-friendly policy

Governor Youngkin is also taking steps to revise school accreditation to help recover ground that was lost as the previous administration lowered standards to mask real needs. Read more about this effort here

 

GENERAL ELECTION VOTING IS NOW OPEN!!

Early voting is open now for local races all the way up to United States House of Representatives.

More information on voting locations and what's on the ballot is on my website here.

Another way to make a positive difference is to vote for people who respect parents. Please vote for Andy McDonald for Clarke County School Board

 

I had the privilege of serving with Congressman Ben Cline in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Ben is seeking re-election to continue serving the Shenandoah Valley's 6th Congressional District, which now includes Clarke and Frederick Counties. He is a great conservative, and he has my full support.

Loudoun County residents have the opportunity to vote for a great Christian, husband, homeschool dad, and highly-decorated veteran for Congress - my fellow Cornerstone Chapel attendee, Hung Cao.

Hung is working hard, as you'd expect from a special forces veteran, to retire Rep. Wexton and Speaker Pelosi and restore conservative leadership to the 10th District!



HOUSE OF DELEGATES PAGE PROGRAM

Each year the Speaker of the House of Delegates appoints 13- and 14-year-olds from across the Commonwealth to serve as House Pages during the Regular Session of the General Assembly. Appointed House Pages assist the Members of the House of Delegates and the House Clerk’s Office staff in performing the daily duties required for the successful operation of the House of Delegates during session.

The deadline to complete and submit online applications is Monday, October 31, 2022, at 5 p.m. (EDT). Applications will not be considered after the submission deadline.

For the application form and more information, visit the House Page Program webpage here.

UPCOMING EVENTS:

As we begin to enjoy the beautiful fall weather, please help the candidates I mentioned above in their campaigns in your neighborhood. There are also some important local events coming up to be aware of...

The Frederick County and Winchester Republican Committees are holding a shared Lincoln-Reagan dinner next Monday, October 3, at the Winchester Country Club. This annual event is the primary fundraiser to support our local committees and candidates.

I hope you'll join us for a wonderful evening with our Lt. Governor, Winsome Sears.

RSVP for this great event here!

Frederick County Northeast Land Use Plan (or NELUP). Public Hearings

This will impact land use, transportation planning, and more in ~21,000 acres north of Route 7 & Winchester City limits, west of Opequon Creek/Clarke County, south of the West Virginia State line and east of Apple Pie Ridge Road. Two public input meetings are scheduled in coming weeks; for more info, visit https://www.fcva.us/NELUP

Thanks again for the honor of serving you. Please let me know if there's anything I can do to help you!

Sincerely,

If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to call or email my office at 540-751-8364 or DelDLaRock@house.virginia.gov. You can also follow my campaign on Twitter @LaRock4Delegate and my Facebook page to keep up to date. I'm also now on MeWe and Telegram.



 
 

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District Office: P.O. Box 29, Berryville, VA 22611 (540) 751-8364

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