I received the following information in an e-mail today and am posting it as a public service:
"You may know about a piece of legislation that is pending in Sacramento at this time. It's SB1437, which is the Homosexual Curriculum Education bill. If this bill passes, it would require that all school districts teach about the homosexual/lesbian, transgender, etc. lifestyles and that this info be included in textbooks. It would be taught from kindergarten through 12th grade. Join me in calling Gov. Schwarzenegger about this bill. It will take less than a minute of your time.
"Please call the Governor's switchboard at 916-445-2841.
"Phone recording will ask if you want this message in English: Yes, press 1
"Is this in regards to a legislation bill? Yes, press 2
"Is the bill SB 1437 ? Yes, press 1
"Are you in favor of this legislation? No, press 2
"That's all you have to do. Now forward this to others who live in California."
Here's the relevant portion of SV 1437:
Instruction in social sciences shall include the early history of California and an age-appropriate study of the role and contributions of both men and women, Black Americans, American Indians, Mexicans, Asians, Pacific Islanders, and other ethnic groups, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender, to the economic, political, and social development of California and the United States of America, with particular emphasis on portraying the role of these groups in contemporary society.
Here's the entire text of the bill.
Please respond as your conscience demands.