Arizona Legislature Strengthens Parental Rights and Passes SB 1001

Press Releases · May 16, 2023

WASHINGTON – Heritage Action, a conservative grassroots organization with two million grassroots activists, including thousands of Arizonans, released the following statement from Janae Stracke, Vice President of Field Operations, praising SB 1001, legislation that protects the rights of parents, students, and staff by ensuring that school districts only address students by the names and pronouns consistent with their biological sex, unless parents give the school written permission to do otherwise.

“As the Left continues to push radical gender ideology in schools and strip parents of their right to know what their children are learning, it’s time for parents and legislators in Arizona to start fighting back with common sense. By passing SB 1001, legislation that ensures school systems obtain parental consent before changing a student’s name and pronouns and protects school employees from violations of their religious or deeply-held beliefs, the Arizona Legislature upheld parental rights across the Grand Canyon State.

Education freedom and parental rights are under attack, so it’s important for Arizona to stand up to the Left’s progressive agenda. Heritage Action thanks the Arizona Legislature for passing SB 1001 and fighting for children and parents in education, and we call on Governor Hobbs to support parents and sign this essential legislation."