At Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, our vision is a New Jersey — and a nation — where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

It’s my pleasure to welcome you to Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey. We are a Christ-centered organization, public policy partner of Focus on the Family, and part of a vibrant national alliance of pro-family state groups.

  • We believe God’s timeless design for the family is the strongest foundation for a free society. We equip and motivate New Jerseyans to cast their ballots and raise their voices in support of pro-family candidates and policies.
  • We believe human life is sacred. We’re all created in the image of God, so we respect and protect life, including preborn babies, the elderly and every other condition of the human experience through natural death.
  • We believe the Founding Fathers got it right when they guaranteed the “free exercise of religion.” We protect the freedom of individuals, churches and businesses to speak and act according to their faith.

You now have two ways to partner with us to expand your impact on our nation and to meet your needs:

Your gift to Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, a 501(c)(4) organization, will go toward engaging directly in the frontline efforts of politics and policy, and is not tax-deductible.

Your gift to Family Policy Foundation of New Jersey, a 501(c)(3) organization, will support our education and voter registration efforts, and is tax-deductible.


Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

 


 

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Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy, Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey

Shawn, an ordained minister since 2006, is responsible for leading and directing policy strategy, political strategy and mobilization efforts for Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey. His experience in forming coalitions positions him well to encourage diverse citizens to stay engaged and elected officials to stand firm for religious freedom, life, marriage and the rights of parents and students.

Before joining Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, Shawn was the founder and president of Move the Earth – a ministry dedicated to reversing the trend of unbelief. His desire to build biblical unity and teach world view clarity led to the formation of a network of pastors across many denominational, racial and cultural backgrounds. He firmly believes the Church needs a spirit of unity and a sense of urgency to rebuild the foundations of moral truth in our culture.

Shawn also served as the New Jersey State Coordinator for Christians United for Israel, leading large group lobbying efforts in Washington DC for a number of years.

Shawn is a graduate from Valor Christian College in Columbus, OH. He and his wife Glennys have four children. In his spare time, Shawn loves spending time with his family, reading and drinking coffee.

 

Len DeoLen Deo

Founder and President of the New Jersey Family Policy Council (NJFPC) — now Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey.

Born in Newark and virtually a lifelong resident of Parsippany, NJ, Len has been active in business, church and community organizations over the past 48 years.

Len’s background was as a small businessman in the retail industry for 25 years. As president of Flowers & Gifts, Inc. a firm of 40 employees, he oversaw the areas of finance, administration and marketing. The company was recognized as a top sending member from 1982 in the FTD organization, a 20,000 member group through 2005. For many of those years the company ranked in the top 100.

Having seen a great need for the reinstatement of biblical values and Christian ethics in the public square, in 1995, he left that business to found the New Jersey Family Policy Council — a public policy education, research, and advocacy organization with a mission to promote family values by creating culture changers at home, in the church, in the voting booth and in the public square.

Len and his wife have three married children who have blessed them with eight grandchildren.