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To: Jaime Masters, Commissioner of Department of Family and Protective Services

Greg Abbott & Texas DFPS: Trans youth deserve to thrive

We can’t let this ridiculous, vile misinformation campaign win. When we join together, we have the power to demand the resources that families need and deserve. Sign the petition and tell Greg Abbott and Jaime Masters—the Commissioner of the Texas Department of Protective Services—that we won’t let trans people be political pawns of the GOP.

Why is this important?

The governor of Texas, Greg Abbott, has directed the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services (DFPS) to investigate parents, medical professionals, and teachers among others if they are affirming trans kids as who they are, labeling it as “child abuse."

We’re exhausted. Trans kids deserve the right to lead happy lives with space to pursue their dreams, regardless of where they live. A majority of Texans believe people should be able to be themselves, support their families and live freely.

It’s ridiculous that trans youth continue to be threatened here in Texas and across the country by their state government, the very same leadership that’s supposed to advocate and care for them.

The DFPS is already facing crisis levels in Texas, attending to credible reports of actual child abuse. DFPS doesn’t need the additional burden of investigating reports that parents seeking to affirm their child through treatment are engaging in child abuse.

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Updates

2022-03-31 20:27:56 -0400

20,000 signatures reached

2022-03-31 15:33:25 -0400

10,000 signatures reached

2022-03-09 19:54:19 -0500

5,000 signatures reached

2022-03-02 17:59:47 -0500

1,000 signatures reached

2022-03-02 14:37:38 -0500

500 signatures reached

2022-02-25 17:12:21 -0500

100 signatures reached

2022-02-25 16:54:10 -0500

50 signatures reached

2022-02-25 16:50:19 -0500

25 signatures reached

2022-02-25 16:47:13 -0500

10 signatures reached