Young Kim is challenging Democratic State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva next year, in the 65th Assembly District, which includes much of north Orange County. While it is early yet Kim is making the new state “Transgender Bathroom Bill” a core part of her campaign.
Quirk-Silva, who was formerly a public school teacher, voted for this bill, which allows boys and girls in K-12 to decide which bathrooms they want to use, depending on whatever gender they decide they are.
Here is a letter Kim emailed to her supporters recently asking them to support a state ballot measure meant to reverse this law:
As a longtime member of the Cerritos Presbyterian Church, I am proud to announce that our church has joined the effort to overturn Assembly Bill 1266, the “Transgender Bathroom Bill.” From now until November 10, you can pick up a petition at our church, which is serving as one of the petition distribution centers.
This bill, which passed with a crucial vote by State Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva, allows boys and girls in K-12 to decide which bathroom, showers, or locker rooms to use. Like so many ideas out of Sacramento, this poorly written legislation creates a whole new set of ethical and legal challenges.
Although I empathize with youth that are struggling with gender identity issues or bullying, the solution isn’t to increase the harassment of women and girls. That’s why all of Orange County’s representatives, Republican and Democrat, opposed the bill — everyone except Assemblywoman Sharon Quirk-Silva.
As a mother of four children, protecting the privacy of all school children is very important to me. That is why I have joined the growing movement throughout the state to overturn this bill by collecting signatures on the referendum petition. Churches, community groups, and individuals are stepping up and actively participating in this campaign.
We must collect 505,000 signatures before November 10th. If successful, we can stop this law from going into effect and the voters will have a chance to vote on this issue in November 2014 election.
I urge you to join me in this important petition drive. If you haven’t already, and if you are a registered voter, please sign the petition TODAY. You can click here to download petitions: www.PrivacyForAllStudents.com.