Dear Friends:

We all know how hard parents and grandparents work to protect children from any and all threats, but wouldn’t it be nice if Big Tech companies had an interest in safety as well?

Today we’re asking you to write your Senator to support legislation that would require social media platforms to better protect children.

For far too long, Big Tech companies have largely ignored that sacred duty, allowing bullying, harassment, and inappropriate content to flood the social media feeds of children and employing addiction-inducing algorithms against them. The result of this abdication of duty was on full display as Mark Zuckerberg recently apologized to some of the surviving parents of social media’s victims.

That’s why Family policy Alliance is so thankful that Senators Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) have introduced bipartisan legislation to force Big Tech companies to the table. The Kids Online Safety Act, S. 1409, will require social media platforms to implement additional safeguards for minors and provide parents with more control over their children’s social media use. It will compel them to better protect children from online harm.

Basic safety measures that provide children with greater privacy and limit their exposure to harmful content are in high demand, and support for the Kids Online Safety Act is growing. We need as much support as possible to get these safety reforms across the finish line in Congress.

That is why we are asking you to write to your Senators today to request that they support the Kids Online Safety Act.

Contact your Senator  and let them know that you want social media platforms to aid in the protection of children.

Sincerely,

Robert Noland
Director, Audience Engagement

 

 

 

 

Living in a woke world as a conservative can be difficult. Raising children in a woke world is even more difficult! Parents, this new podcast episode is for YOU. Today, you’ll hear from an expert on children’s rights and parenting in this crazy world we’re living in.

Katy Faust is founder and president of Them Before Us, a global children’s rights non-profit, which defends a child’s right to their mother and father. She’s a mom on a mission against the overreach of progressives, especially when it comes to our nation’s children.

Our Vice President of Education, Amanda Banks, is joined by Katy Faust to discuss her book, Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. Tune in to learn how you can make an impact on the next generation of Americans!

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At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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Emma Rarden
Digital Specialist – Producer

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

Today’s world can’t seem to define basic biological terms like “male” and “female.”

Infamously, a current US Supreme Court Justice couldn’t even define the word “woman” during her confirmation hearings. And now, the Biden Administration continues to work furiously to erase all distinctions between men and women in federal antidiscrimination law by redefining “sex” to include “gender identity” in Title IX. This will destroy all the protections and opportunities the Civil Rights Act has afforded women since 1972.

We are excited to tell you about new piece of model legislation FPA is proud to endorse: The model Defining Sex Act, written by our friends at the Heritage Foundation.

States can and should fight back against this to protect women and their opportunities, and one of the ways they can do so is to define terms like “men,” “women,” and “sex” in their laws. The model Defining Sex Act does just that, establishing definitions of these terms that are consistent with God’s created order as expressed in biological reality.

Instituting these definitions in your states law is critical to to following:

  • Protecting the rights of female athletes to compete against only girls and women in sports and for athletic scholarships,
  • Guarding women’s private spaces such as restrooms, locker rooms, and changing areas from use by men, and
  • Ensuring a subjective sense of “gender identity” doesn’t replace the important, God-created differences between men and women in the law.

Because of your partnership and efforts, much work has already been done in this area with the passage of 24 Save Girls Sports laws across the country, and that is worth celebrating!

Despite that, the Biden Administrations efforts to change the definition of sex in Title IX continue to threaten all that hard work to protect women’s rights and opportunities. Passing the model Defining Sex Act in states across the country is the next step to solidifying these protections and many others.

For these reasons, FPA is proud to endorse this legislation. You can help by advocating for this important bill to be introduced in your state legislature today.

Take action by sending a message to your legislators today asking them to introduce this bill in your state legislature or, if the bill has already been introduced, to cosponsor it and support its passage.

Click on the button below to send your message today and help us work to get the Defining Sex Act bill moving in your state.

Together, along with our friends at the Heritage Foundation, we will ensure God’s beautiful design of men and women is reflected in our state laws.

Can you help us today?

Sincerely,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm, III
Director, Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

Family out for a walk

Dear Friends,

Along with our allies at Palmetto Family Council, we have an urgent request for your help.

We need your help protecting South Carolina’s next generations from woke ideology. This week, the South Carolina General Assembly will consider House Bill 4624, and we need you to encourage them to support it!

This important bill protects vulnerable children from gender transition surgery and procedures while holding doctors accountable.

House Bill 4624, based in part on our model Help Not Harm Bill, would prevent healthcare practitioners from performing dangerous, irreversible “gender transition” surgeries on children, including mastectomies or “top surgery.” It would also prohibit using puberty blockers and cross-sex hormones to treat gender dysphoria in children. These procedures also cause irreversible harm, like infertility and body changes. Finally, it holds doctors accountable by providing a way to sue doctors that perform these procedures on children.

Our kids deserve to be kept safe from predatory medical procedures. Along with our friends at the Palmetto Family Council, who have worked tirelessly to get this bill introduced, we need your help to protect them.

Please send a message to your legislator(s) today telling him or her to support House Bill 4624.

It only takes a minute. By doing so, you will help ensure South Carolina law helps, not harms, our kids.

Sincerely,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

If you’re like us, you probably share a commitment to preserving America’s heritage and values. That’s why we invited one of the most respected voices in our nation’s discourse to shed light on his mission to uphold our nation’s principles. As the Founder and Chairman of the American Cornerstone Institute (ACI), Dr. Ben Carson works tirelessly to make a lasting and positive impact on the national dialogue.

In today’s podcast, Craig DeRoche sits down with the esteemed Dr. Carson, where they delve into crucial topics surrounding faith, family values, and education. Want to learn how you can get involved and make your own impact on the national dialogue? Stay tuned to hear how ACI can be a part of your community.

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At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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Emma Rarden
Digital Specialist – Producer

 

 

 

Girls on phones under covers

Did you hear the news? At a U.S. Senate Hearing last week, Mark Zuckerberg apologized to families whose children suffered as a result of social media use.

As families held up photographs of their deceased children, Zuckerberg pledged to invest in greater safety efforts.

Facebook's Mark Zuckerberg apologizes to families in US Senate HearingSo, will parents finally be able to rely on big tech companies to protect their children from abuse, exploitation, pornography, and other unwanted content?

Of course not.

We don’t ask our children to cook dinner without explaining how to safely operate an oven. We don’t even take them on a walk without instructing them to hold our hand, when they’re little, or to look both ways, when they’re old enough to walk alone.

We teach them how to protect themselves and others in all of these situations (and many more). Why? Because we love our children.

Using technology is no different. We can’t leave it up to big tech companies to protect our kids. It is up to us to protect them and teach them how to safely navigate life online.

Here are three tips to get started:

Bask-to-school guide for parentsWe know that the ever-changing nature of the internet makes it hard for parents to keep up with all of the threats facing our children. But there are resources available for parents who want to grow in their knowledge of how to protect their children, including our Back-to-School for Parents guide. Our free guide is designed to help parents like you be better prepared to protect and advocate for your children.

Tech companies may be feeling the demand for greater safety protocols online, but they are still driven by profits. Parents, alone, are driven by their child’s well-being. We look forward to partnering with you to protect them.

From one parent to another,

Robert Noland
Director, Marketing

P.S. – Keep an eye on your inbox! New resources to help parents better protect their children are under development. We can’t wait to share them with you.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dear Friends,

We are so excited to share yet another milestone victory with you!

Last week, in a massive win for vulnerable children and female athletes, the Ohio State Senate finished overriding Gov. Mike DeWine’s veto of Substitute House Bill (H.B.) 48, the Save Adolescents From Experimentation (SAFE) Act. In taking this step, the Senate followed the lead of the Ohio House of Representatives which had already voted to override the governor’s veto on January 10th.

The SAFE Act, which is based on our model Help Not Harm bill, will protect vulnerable Ohio children struggling with gender dysphoria from the irreversible harm of so-called gender transition procedures. These dangerous, experimental, and irreversible procedures include mastectomies or “top surgery,” as well as puberty blocking drugs and cross sex hormones.

Ohio is now the 21st state to pass a Help Not Harm bill, and the 5th to take the extraordinary step of overriding a governor’s veto to do so, protecting vulnerable children from these barbaric procedures.

Help Not Harm victory map

The Ohio SAFE Act also protects female athletes from having to compete against biologically male athletes in K-12 education and at the collegiate level.

This part of the bill was written and advocated for by Ohio State Representative Jena Powell, a graduate of Family Policy Foundation’s Statesman Academy. We are so grateful for her enduring, honorable hard work on behalf of women’s rights and opportunities in Ohio athletics. Her work has made Ohio the 24th state to ensure girls do not have to compete against boys in sports.

Save Girls Sports victory map

Along with our allies at Center for Christian Virtue, we want to say THANK YOU for making this victory, and the many before it, possible. These victories are so very important but are only possible because of you and the grace of God.

Help One Child LogoAmerica is in a time of national reckoning with transgender ideology, which is uniquely targeting vulnerable children and women’s opportunities in athletics.

YOU and like-minded people across the nation have been essential to our state-by-state effort to turn the tide and take a stand for children and female athletes.

We pray that you would continue to partner with us on this noble effort to protect the futures of our boys and girls.

For our children,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm III
Director, Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We just hit yet another milestone! Ohio recently joined the Help Not Harm movement by passing legislation that protects minors from dangerous and irreversible transgender procedures. Help Not Harm bills have now been passed in 21 states across the country!

Despite being vetoed by several governors, Help Not Harm bills have persevered. A total of 5 states have successfully overridden their governor’s veto of the bill – that’s unheard of! They are Arkansas, Louisiana, North Carolina, Kentucky, and Ohio.

To talk about this great success, Joseph Kohm will be joined on our podcast today by Jerry Cox of Arkansas Family Council and David Walls of The Family Foundation in Kentucky.

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Is your state a Help Not Harm state? Check out our map!

At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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Emma Rarden
Digital Specialist, Producer

 

 

 

 

 

As many of you may already know, last week was the annual March for Life, where marchers unashamedly stand up for their pro-life values as they march on the streets in Washington, DC. While it was cold and snowy, the pro-life movement showed up in force to take a stand for life.

Many of us strong pro-life supporters may receive push-back on our beliefs about life. Pro-abortion forces love to spread misinformation about this issue, but in today’s podcast, Joseph Kohm and Autumn Leva will take on three common myths about abortion and the pro-life movement. Tune in today to learn more!

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At Family Policy Alliance, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. To stay up to date on the fight to protect families and learn how to take action, follow us on social media!

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For life,

Robert Noland
Director, Marketing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In a majority of states, the legislature is in full swing, or soon to get started. In the coming weeks and months, lawmakers around the country will gather to decide the future of key issues for families in their states. Many of the issues at stake are ones that are playing out on a national scale, and could have big consequences for families. This year, there’s a major theme of protecting children. Here are 3 specific issues to watch and be praying for:

  1. Protecting children online — and defending parental rights in the process — is on the agenda.Around the nation, lawmakers are getting serious about protecting kids online. One way they’re doing this is by pursuing age verification laws, which prevent minors from engaging with pornography sites and other illicit content online. These laws also prevent big tech companies from preying upon them. And, age verification laws end up empowering parents to protect their children, as wellStanding in contrast are those who are pushing “kidnapping” laws that allow the state to take custody of children whose parents don’t support their intent to “transition.” These laws (in places like California) pose a grave threat to parental rights.Prayer point: Please be in prayer for families in your state, that parents’ God-given rights will be honored and children’s innocence preserved.
  1. Protecting children from medical harm.Last year, America crossed the 20-state threshold for protecting children from dangerous transgender “transitions.” These “Help Not Harm” laws also give victims of transition the right to sue the medical professionals who harmed them.This year, we and our allies in the states are focused not only on expanding the number of states with Help Not Harm laws, but also on expanding protections for victims.Prayer point: Please be in prayer for the protection of children against dangerous gender ideology, for physical, emotional, and spiritual healing for victims, and for boldness and integrity among lawmakers on this charged issue.
  1. Protecting children – and their mothers – from abortion.Though we praise God that Roe v. Wade is no more, the battle against abortion rages on in the states. While many states have banned most abortions, more liberal states have gone in the opposite direction—allowing unfettered access to nearly all abortions, often late in the pregnancy. In both cases – pro-life states and pro-abortion states – there is often a real effort to change the law. Voters in several states will decide on pro-abortion ballot measures this year, even as those who cherish moms and babies continue to fight for them around the nation.Prayer point: Please be in prayer for abortion to become unthinkable in America, and that even as we work in faith toward that day, for lives to be saved in your state and around the nation. Pray also for courage and wisdom for all who are involved in the fight for life, from elected lawmakers to pregnancy center staff to sidewalk volunteers and beyond.

What You Can Do

At Family Policy Alliance, we’re honored to host the alliance of Family Policy Councils, the leaders who are championing your voice on these and other critical issues in states around the country. Day in and day out, they work to advance social conservative principles, stop dangerous agendas that target your family’s values, and bring you into that process. If you haven’t already connected with your FPC, you can find one in your state here. 

Plus, in the weeks to come, be sure to follow along on SoConReport.com, where we post the latest news for social conservatives. It’s your one-stop-shop for updates on the issues that you care about.

Please join us in prayer for the issues affecting families, and for the leaders and lawmakers working to defend your values. And be sure to connect with your state FPC!

Standing together,

Meridian Baldacci
Marketing Strategist