The Board of Trustees for the Nebraska State College System, which governs Chadron State, Peru State, and Wayne State, is scheduled to vote on gender identity policies during their November 11th board meeting that would require the usage of preferred pronouns and allow biological men in women’s bathrooms, locker rooms, and private spaces. 

The proposed revisions to Board Policy 5007 and New Board Policy 5012 raise many of the same issues from the Nebraska Department of Education’s proposed health education standards and must be opposed.

All people should be treated with dignity and respect, but disagreement is not discrimination. 

We firmly believe that Nebraska’s state colleges can continue to be a safe and welcoming place for all people without advancing ideologically driven policies that infringe on 1st Amendment rights and the privacy and safety of women.

Help defend free speech rights, religious freedom, and the privacy and safety of women on state college campuses. 

TAKE ACTION NOW

The NSCS Board of Trustees is scheduled to vote on these proposed policies at their next meeting on November 11th the Wayne State College Kanter Student Center beginning at 3:30 pm.

Please contact the NSCS Board Members and urge them not to adopt the proposed gender identity components of Board Policy 5007 and New Board Policy 5012. 

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Please be polite and respectful. Choose two or three bullet points below and personalize your own message.
Hello, my name is [FULL NAME] and I live in [CITY]. I am writing to urge members of the NSCS Board of Trustees not to adopt the proposed gender identity components for Board Policy 5007 and New Board Policy 5012. 
    • These unnecessary policies violate the 1st Amendment free speech rights of students and employees, as well as infringe on the privacy and safety of women on campus.
    • Biological men should not be allowed in women’s bathrooms and private spaces, and students and employees should not be forced to adopt a person’s preferred pronouns under threat of punishment. 
    • All people should be treated with dignity and respect, but disagreement is not discrimination. 
    • Nebraska’s state colleges can continue to be a safe and welcoming place for all people without imposing ideologically driven policies that infringe on First Amendment rights and the privacy and safety of women.
    • The issues these policies raise are under intense and ongoing legal scrutiny. Nebraska and 19 other states are currently suing the Biden administration for unlawful interpretation of federal antidiscrimination laws, and the NSCS should not rush to adopt these policies while these issues are being worked through the court system. 
I respectfully urge the Board of Trustees not to adopt the gender identity components of Board Policy 5007 and New Board Policy 5012. 
Thank you for your time and consideration.
Paul Turman, PhD
Chancellor
(402) 471-2505
pturman@nscs.edu
Gary Bieganski
Board Member
(308) 432-5201
gary.bieganski@gmail.com
Bob Engles
Board Member
(402) 274-5100
bob@englesagency.com
Carter ‘Cap’ Peterson
Board Member
(402) 375-2696
nenebins@northeastnebraskainsurance.com
Marjean Terrell
Board Member
(308) 232-4408
terrellmarjean@gmail.com
Jess Zeiss
Chair
(402) 602-7483
jzeiss@fnni.com