Call the Senate and oppose Rachel (formerly Richard) Levine’s nomination as Assistant Health Secretary in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.  As was made clear by his refusal to answer pertinent questions by Senator Rand Paul about his views on medicalization of minors, he will undoubtedly be pushing for “affirmative” treatment which will include not only puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones, but surgery as well.  This is medical experimentation on children who cannot give informed consent, and Levine’s nomination to this powerful position should be opposed as irreversible harm has been done by these interventions.

SENATE PHONE NUMBER IS: 202-224-3121. Press #1 for Senate, ask for your state, then select your senators, one at a time and speak to the staff or leave a message.  Also please call as many of the senators on the Judiciary Committee as you can and tweet them.

You may also wish to write an email in addition, but calling is more effective.