What’s Happening in Bismarck this Week

February 4
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Dear Friends—

Things continue at a breakneck speed here at the Capitol, so I’ll keep this short. Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota has continued testifying, lobbying, and representing you at every turn. Here are some bills we have engaged on this week.

Bill Number

Subject

FPA-ND Position
(For/Opposed)

Link to Bill

HB 1415

Legalizes Physician Assisted Suicide

Against

 https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-0649-01000.pdf

HB1471

Exempts all real property from taxes for religious organizations

For

https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-0661-02000.pdf

HB1497

Expands tax credit for nonprofit donations to include lower donation amounts

For

https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-0819-01000.pdf

 

HCR4010

Resolution notifying Congress that ND no longer supports ratification of Equal Rights Amendment, due to its misuse on issues such as abortion, sexual identify, etc. in states with ERAs

For

 

https://www.legis.nd.gov/assembly/67-2021/documents/21-3077-01000.pdf

 

 

These are some of our top bills we are engaging on, but there are others related to things such as sexual abuse reporting, religious freedom, and parental rights.

Of this week’s bills, I would particularly ask for your prayers on fighting HB1415, the assisted suicide bill. We firmly believe that every person has value and is worth fighting for, because every person is made and loved by God. None of us knows the moment we will die, but we are all worthy of love, respect, and compassion every moment we live. In stark contrast, this bill would allow some people to be abandoned to the message that their life is not worth fighting for. Please pray that our legislators would see the danger in that and vote against this bill. In case you missed our Action Alert on this bill earlier this week, it’s also not too late to email the committee. Just click here and let them know that assisted suicide is not consistent with your biblical values.

Thank you for supporting all life in North Dakota!

Blessings,

Mark Jorritsma
President & Executive Director

 

P.S. Giving Hearts Day is right around the corner, a week from today (next Thursday, Feb 11). We have over $9,000 in match this year! Please be in prayer about how you might be able to help our ministry through this fabulous opportunity. Watch for emails on Wednesday and Thursday with links to donate. As always with Giving Hearts Day, your donations are 100% deductible.