FEBRUARY 11, 2024
Initiative to Protect Kids from Transgender Ideology"
with Erin Friday
FULL TWO HOURS
About Erin Friday
Erin Friday, Esq. is a
licensed California attorney. Erin is a
life-long Democrat whose daughter used to be
believe that she was a boy. She co-leads the
Western Region of Our Duty, an international
group of parents and allies who are fighting to
protect children and vulnerable adults against
gender ideology. She is also on the executive
Protectkidsca.com a group that is proposing
a California Ballot Initiative to stop gender
interventions on children, remove males from
female spaces and sports, and bar schools from
secretively socially transitioning children.
She has authored articles in the Wall Street
Journal, Daily Signal, the Ohio Press, the Epoch
Times, Our Duty Substack, Post Millennial and
for Parents of Inconvenient Truths about Trans.
She is in several documentaries including the
Daily Caller’s Groomed and the Epoch Times,
Gender Transformation: The Untold Realities. She
has been on News Nation, Fox News, and Fox and
Friends to discuss California bills.
Erin is frequently found in Sacramento fighting
bills that erode parental rights and force
parents to subject their children to gender
interventions, and proposing bills that return
parental rights. She is behind many of the
parental notification policies being adopted at
schools to stop the secret social transitions of
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California Ballot Initiative
Our Duty is supporting California’s ballot
initiative that will stop gender in its tracks.
- prohibit schools
from socially transitioning a student
without parental notice or consent
- Return sports,
bathrooms and changing rooms to be based
upon sex, not gender identity
- ban all gender
interventions on minors – no puberty
blockers, cross-sex hormones or surgeries
To qualify for the
ballot and permit the California voters, who
overwhelmingly would vote to approve the
measure, Protect Kids of California needs to
collect just under 550,000 valid signatures. US
citizens can donate. Californians can download
the petition, sign and send it in (and also
Frequently Asked Questions
Who is Protect Kids California?
Protect Kids California is the group proposing a
comprehensive initiative for the California
ballot in November 2024.
What is the initiative?
Protect Kids of California Act of 2024 will
require schools notify parents when their child
wants to socially transition in school settings,
ensure that girls and women have fair
competition by ensuring girls’ athletic programs
are for female athletes only and prevent child
sterilization by prohibiting puberty blockers,
cross-sex hormones, or transgender surgeries on
How do you get these initiatives on the
The Initiative was submitted to Attorney General
who then provides a title and summary. Once the
Attorney General issues a title and summary
signature collection can begin.
How many signatures do you need?
We need 546,651 certified signatures from
registered California voters per initiative.
How do I sign?
At the end of November, printable petitions will
be available on this website. You can print them
at home and mail them in – following the
instructions on the
Can I get others to sign?
Of course, you can print out the short form or
long form printable petition to gather
signatures. The long form petition needs a
printer that can handle 8.5 by 14 paper. You
will need that length paper too.
What is the general timeline?
Signature collection begins at the end of
November 2023. We will have 180 days from that
time to collect and turn in the required number
of signatures. That means by early May.
If these initiatives get on the ballot, how
likely are they to pass?
Very. Recent polling suggests 68 percent of
California voters support schools notifying
parents of kids wanting to socially transition
at school; 64 percent of California voters agree
student athletes should only play on sports
teams matching their biological sex; and 75
percent of California voters agree minors should
be protected from puberty blockers, cross-sex
hormones and transgender surgeries. Please see
supplemental document on polling data.
Some say these initiatives are part of a
culture war. Is that the case?
This initiative is rooted in common sense. In no
other instance in school settings are secrets
kept from parents, especially when a child is
struggling. The average male is faster, bigger
and stronger than the average female. That
reality has been accepted for virtually all of
human existence. As far as preventing child
sterilization and gender transition, the four
systematic reviews of the evidence demonstrate
that harms to children outweigh any benefit.
Many countries have halted the practice except
in research situations because of the lack of
California State Senator Scott Wiener labels
you right wing, MAGA and bigots. Are you?
We are a non-partisan and non-religious group
focused on these important issues a majority of
both Democrats and Republicans agree with.
Children deserve to reach adulthood with their
healthy bodies free of synthetic hormones and
with all of their body parts. Girls and women
need to have their own sports for safety and
fairness, and male bodies should not be present
in female spaces. Parents should know when their
child is experiencing gender dysphoria to ensure
that the child receives the best treatment. Many
of the children being transitioned would just
grow up to be same sex-attracted if permitted to
reach adulthood unmedicalized or affirmed. Many
of the children have companion mental health
issues such as trauma and autism.
Trans-identified people should live with dignity
but not at the expense of girls and women. None
of these beliefs are rooted in bigotry.
Furthermore, it is because of politicians like
Scott Wiener we must take these issues directly
to the voters.
Aren’t you “outing” the child under the
parent notification initiative?
No. Under our proposed initiative, the parent is
notified once the child requests from teachers
and administration to be referred to as a
different name and gender. In essence, the child
has already publicly “outed” themselves.
Furthermore, as the Supreme Court has upheld,
“parents are the best protectors of children and
have the natural right and duty for care,
custody and control for their child.”
Don’t transgender athletes have a right to
compete in sports?
Yes, they have every right. However, athletes
born male should compete against boys and men.
Females who have worked hard for equal
opportunities in athletics should not be
stripped away of their rights, opportunities,
and safety from biological males. Title IX was
enacted to give females the ability to engage in
Activists will claim that there is too great
a risk of suicide if children don’t receive
“gender affirming care.” Is this true?
The vast majority of children’s gender identity
issues resolve when they are allowed to go
through uninterrupted puberty and reach
maturity. These procedures are permanent, often
leading to sterilization. Psychiatrists are
reluctant to diagnose children with mental
health disorders as their brains aren’t fully
developed. Children under 18 aren’t charged with
adult crimes. Children can’t buy tobacco
products or get tattoos. We can go on and on
about the inconsistencies around how we treat
children. The bottom line is that adolescence is
hard. Children should get the care they need
without permanently altering their body.
Studies show that post-transition, suicidality
is markedly increased (19 times higher in
Swedish 30-year-study, and 3.5 times higher in
the Danish 40-year-study.) Trans-identified
children’s suicide risk is the equivalent of
other children with mental health issues. No
evidence-based study has shown that
transitioning a child prevents suicide. In fact,
the National Institution of Health study in its
first year (2022) reported that 2 of the 315
minors who started hormones, had a team of
professionals, were vetted for severe mental
health issues, and had parents that supported
their transition, tragically killed themselves.
This is a more than 40 times the rate of suicide
among non-trans-identified minors.
Know the facts
Our Duty is to support each other
If you have a child on the pathway
to transition, it is stressful and
harrowing for all concerned. It is
worth considering from the outset,
that your child is not doing this to
themselves – this is being done to
them. We must continue to love our
children and provide a route back
out of this nightmare whilst also
refusing to ‘affirm’. This is a
difficult balancing act – there is
no handbook, yet; active members of
this group will probably end up
You are not alone Our Duty is to ‘do
something’ For a parent caught up in
this grim nightmare, knowing that
the state is complicit is harming
our children is a difficult truth to
accept. We can feel so helpless and
wronged. The Our Duty Group provides
a constructive outlet for those
feelings that a parent’s duty is to
do something. United, we can find
solutions to the challenges we face,
we can exert more power on those who
can change ‘the system’. Join us and
do something – at the very least
you’ll feel better for it! We will
fix this because we are right, we
are indignant, and because we care.
What is Our Duty?
Our Duty is a group of parents and
their supporters who know that the
medical pathway for young people
with gender dysphoria is harmful. We
support each other and work to
improve the provision of beneficial
healthcare for our families.
Our Duty is to protect our
children from serious harm
If you have a child who is gender
non-conforming – great! However, if
such a child starts believing that
they are not of their sex, then
there is a problem.
Sex is determined at fertilization
and is immutable – it cannot be
However, young people get to believe
that they are a different ‘gender’
through the deliberate obfuscation
of language by those who promote ‘transgenderism’.
In effect, they are groomed and
brainwashed into a belief system. We
explain all this in detail, with
references to hard science in our
Our Duty is to share the evidence
This group was formed with the
primary intention of supporting
parents who want to protect their
children from harm.
We believe that it is important that
parents of young people affected by
post-pubertal gender dysphoria (also
called Rapid Onset Gender Dysphoria
or ROGD) know they are not alone. We
hold regular meetings where parents
can share stories with others who
know this grief and who understand
the severity of their situation.