“Unfortunately, this competition was over before it even started,” the ad’s narrator says, calling out “Biden and his radical allies.” The ad continues: “Woke leftist politicians are destroying girls’ sport.”
The blitz underscores the growing right-wing attention on gender issues, with some conservatives seeking to make it a centerpiece of political campaigns. Transgender women have been allowed to compete in women’s categories at the Olympics since 2003 and the NCAA since 2010. In 2020, Idaho became the first state to enact restrictions for transgender athletes. Since then, more than half a dozen states, including Mississippi, Montana, Florida, West Virginia, Tennessee, Arkansas and Alabama, have banned transgender girls and women from acting. in sports teams corresponding to their gender identity.
In recent weeks, Citizens for Sanity has started running billboards with messages such as “Protect pregnant men from climate discrimination” and “Open the prisons”. Open borders. Close the schools. Vote progressive in November.
Another sign reads, “Violent criminals deserve our compassion and respect. This fall, stand up for progressive values.
Republican agent Ian Prior is a strategic consultant for the group. He is also the executive director of Fight for Schools, another nonprofit that has helped make critical race theory a central issue in the 2021 Virginia gubernatorial race, as a shortcut to greater criticism. broad of how racial and social issues are taught in K-12 education. system. Most public school officials across the country say they don’t teach the theory, even in districts where lawmakers seek to ban it.
“The woke ideology of protected white liberals is a mortal threat to American freedom, security and prosperity,” Prior said in a statement.
“Citizens for Sanity is not an ideological organization: we stand for reason, common sense, objectivity, equality, the neutral rule of law and open scientific research – everything against which the radical left now oppose implacably,” he added. “And we’re using these messaging campaigns to alert Americans to the urgent need to defeat and repudiate waking insanity before it destroys America.”
Under campaign finance laws, the organization is not required to disclose its donors. But people familiar with the group say they expect it to invest millions of dollars in its ad campaign. So far, he has focused his efforts on the Hispanic-dense congressional districts of Texas, New Mexico, Colorado and Arizona.