The results are in from Tuesday’s Primary Election and it’s time to look forward for New Mexico. We already know that we are tired of being last in line for education, economy, life protections, and so much more. So, it’s time to make change.
Did you know…
Only 25% of registered voters in New Mexico actually cast a vote in this primary? Within that 25% of voters, those who represent conservative values were greatly under-represented compared to the representation of progressive voters.
If we are to make change, we must begin with the election process. Politics can be hard to stomach and disappointing at every turn, but we must choose to fight for conservative values in our state. It won’t be easy, and it will not be a guaranteed success; but it will be a fight that is worth it. It is a fight that speaks to the heart of this Land of Enchantment and says that we will not stand by as it is demeaned and defeated.
During the next several months, we will be in a fight for the integrity and value of our state. We, here at NMFAM, commit to helping you engage truth with graceful intelligence and activate your voice with power and purpose.
We need you!
- Be engaged with NMFAM, with your candidates, and with your community
- Activate your voice, your family, and your friends
- Support our efforts
We must have a strong voter turnout in November and one way to support that is by building a foundation of knowledge, engagement, and ownership. Change is possible in New Mexico; we just have to be willing to fight for it. Are you ready?
Jodi R. Hendricks
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This past Tuesday, voters that participated in the primary elections made their choice. I have been heavily involved in the political process here in New Jersey for nearly three decades. I have seen firsthand how intense and emotional primary campaigns can become. The feelings that immediately follow a competitive race are not easy to overcome. Resentment and offense can make it difficult to unify around the winner. Worst of all, pride can cause a person who lost the primary race to withhold their support of the winner, even though they were chosen by the people to represent their party in the general election.
That is why I advise candidates never to run toxic and demeaning campaigns filled with labels and insults that are energized with the usual firebrand conservative political flare. How does a candidate that lost the election now tell their followers to support the nominee in the general election? The candidate spent months defaming their opponent’s character and convincing people that the opposing candidate was unfit for office and “weak” on the issues. This is when we find out if the people running for office were truly fighting for the protection of preborn babies, our parental rights, and our religious freedoms – or simply promoting their own personal brand and political future.
If Life, Parental Rights, and Religious Freedom were truly the heart of any candidate, they would undoubtedly prefer their right-of-center primary opponent to win the general election instead of the current office holders that have sponsored radical polices that harm the family and hinder the church.
I urge everyone to support the congressional nominees that won the election over any number of far-left incumbents that have sponsored HR-3755 (so-called Women’s Health Protection Act that would codify into federal law the right to end the life of a child moments before birth) and HR-5 (the so-called Equality Act that would cancel religious freedom and physically harm America’s children).
Over the next few months, I pray emotions will fade and alliances will form. The social conservative movement in New Jersey is becoming stronger than ever before because of the passion and engagement of people like you. The conservatives challenged one another in the primary, the issues were presented to the voters, the choices have been made – now it’s time to win in November!
We will release our congressional endorsements and recommendations prior to the general election. Rep. Chris Smith (R-District 4) has already been endorsed by Family Policy Alliance.
Protecting your family,
This coming Tuesday, June 7 is Primary Election Day here in New Jersey. Politics is a tough sport. Even when competitors play by the rules, as in football or mixed marital arts, undoubtedly some will get hurt and injured. Politics at times might lead to slander, false accusations, and betrayal. As Christians, we should reject lies, not disseminate them. Sadly, I am reminded of a scripture that can easily be applied to our modern political moment.
These six things the Lord hates,
Yes, seven are an abomination to Him:
A proud look,
A lying tongue,
Hands that shed innocent blood,
A heart that devises wicked plans,
Feet that are swift in running to evil,
A false witness who speaks lies,
And one who sows discord among brethren.
Biblical principles apply in all areas of life – including politics and government. A person running to serve in elected office should possess a communication and leadership style that reflects your core Christian values. A true public servant is a person who demonstrates a respectful engagement on the issues, inspires hope, and presents themselves in a professional God-honoring manner.
We must also not overlook the electability of the person in a general election. If we are to have the ability to protect Life and guard against the continual erosion of parental and religious rights, we need to help elect people who can win in November. The threat between your values and the agenda of the radical Left in our country is much greater in the general election than in the primary.
I encourage you to view the New Jersey congressional endorsements from our national allies Family Research Council Action and the National Right to Life Victory Fund. These two prominent organizations have first-hand experience in fighting for Life, Religious Freedom, and the traditional Family in Congress.
Are you ready for this? Only one member of Congress nationwide was listed on their websites as endorsed by both organizations in the 2022 primary – New Jersey’s own Rep. Chris Smith (R – District 4, Ocean and Monmouth Counties).
That is why I never give up hope that New Jersey can come back from the abyss and once more be a social conservative state.
Protecting your family,
Early voting is underway for New Mexico’s June 7th Primary Election, and we want to help you prepare to make your voice heard! It’s important to remember that every vote counts, even in a Primary. But more importantly, every informed vote represents a powerful voice. Having all the information in front of you helps you to make a confident choice as you cast your vote.
3 Parts to Casting an Informed Vote:
First, know your district! New Mexico has recently experienced significant redistricting and your district may have changed. Some changes are large and noticeable when looking at a redistricting map, but some are subtle and not as noticeable. To verify your State House district most accurately, check the redistricting maps by district number. If your home no longer appears on the map of your known district, check the detailed maps of the districts around you to find your new district number. You can also navigate in the left-hand column on the above link to see State Senate districts and congressional districts. Knowing your district allows you to know who your candidates are before having to cast a vote.
Next, know your candidates. Once you’ve verified your district, you can focus in on the candidates that are relevant to you. The linked list is the current list of candidates in the 2022 Primary. Take note of the statewide offices that will be on your ballot as well as your State House and State Senate districts.
Finally, know the issues. New Mexico is currently facing significant issues, especially within the realms of life and education.
- As I shared last week, the abortion culture in New Mexico continues to grow, and life in the womb is unprotected. We are facing escalations to this issue like we’ve never faced before.
- Our kids are under attack, and parents’ rights are being threatened in our education system, even as we are actively fighting against CRT and elements of the LGBTQ agenda being brought into our kindergarten classrooms.
- Crime and economic issues are threatening the family’s ability to thrive.
These issues must be considered as you decide who might best lead our state into a more prosperous, life-cherishing, family-thriving state.
As early voting continues and the Primary Election draws near, I encourage you to know your district, know your candidates, and know the issues so that you can make a confident choice as you cast your vote.
Let your voice be heard. Every vote counts!
Family Policy Alliance is pleased to endorse Rep. Sage Dixon in his bid for re-election to the Idaho House.
“Sage Dixon is a remarkable man and an incredibly effective representative for the conservative values of North Idaho,” said John Paulton, Vice President of State Alliances for Family Policy Alliance. “I’ve been privileged to work with him in the halls of the Idaho Capitol and to see his commitment and his effectiveness firsthand.
“Sage has also been a great friend to our state ally, Idaho Family Policy Center. Family Policy Alliance couldn’t recommend him more highly.”
The Family Policy Alliance Team
Last year, FPA’s sister organization, Family Policy Foundation, honored Sen. Lankford with its premier award. The Coburn Statesman Award is named in honor of fellow Oklahoman, the late Tom Coburn, who was a regular speaker at the Statesmen Academy.
Family Policy Alliance is pleased to endorse Sen. James Lankford in his bid for re-election to the U.S. Senate. “Sen. Lankford has been an incredible ally in the fight for life, religious freedom and traditional values,” said FPA President & CEO, Craig DeRoche. “It’s why we he was honored in 2021 with the Coburn Statesman Award, named after another great Oklahoman and friend of Family Policy Alliance, Tom Coburn.”
Thanks for your time – and for voting your values!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
|In 2019, Rep. Hartzler was the recipient of Family Policy Alliance’s premier award, the Coburn Statesmen Award – named in honor of the late Tom Coburn,who was a regular speaker at the Statesmen Academy.|
Family Policy Alliance is pleased to endorse Rep. Vicky Hartzler in her bid for the U.S. Senate.
“Rep. Hartzler has been an incredible ally in the fight for life, religious freedom and traditional values,” said FPA President & CEO, Craig DeRoche. “It’s why we honored her in 2019 with the Coburn Statesman Award, our annual award to the leader who best exemplifies the Coburn spirit of a resolute and respectful champion for family, faith and religious freedom.”
Thanks for your time – and for voting your values!
The Family Policy Alliance Team
The legendary N.Y Giants football coach Bill Parcells has said “You are what your record says you are.” The facts do not lie. Whether a football coach is facing tough questions from New York media market sports journalists, or an elected official is facing parents who are infuriated that left wing political organizations have been granted full access to their children in public school – the record will objectively show if the coach or politician needs to be replaced.
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey combined our last two legislative scorecards to develop a new comprehensive ranking of state legislators. It is heartbreaking to see the clear distinction between strong pro-family advocates who are fighting for you, compared to those who are extremely unfavorable towards the Biblical role of the nuclear family, the right of the preborn child to live, and the right of churches to practice their faith without government interference.
God told the prophet Hosea that His people are destroyed for a lack of knowledge (Hosea 4:6). New Jerseyans must be informed of the consistent voting patterns of legislators to hold them accountable. Are young 5-year-old children being sexualized at school – find out which legislators are responsible for this? Are the lives of fully viable healthy babies being terminated just days or even hours before their first breath – find out which legislators are responsible for this.
Because of your financial support, this Legislative Ranking has been sent to every state legislator to put them on notice! The people of New Jersey are watching and well informed about their record. We are meeting with elected officials each week to discuss our legislative priorities for this session. It will take time to turn this around, but children are worth fighting for.
Finally, on May 14th there will be a gathering for a discussion about the current state of the culture. Please see below, and I hope to see you there.
P.S. Join Calvary Chapel of Marlton on Saturday, May 14 for a mini-conference with guest speaker, Shawn Hyland representing Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey.
Learn more about:
- What is a Biblical Family?
- How is Culture influencing the Family?
- How is Government influencing the Family?
Register for this free event HERE.
Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, 1977 N. Olden Avenue, Suite 241, Trenton, New Jersey, 08618. This expenditure was not made with the cooperation or prior consent of, or in consultation with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate, or person or committee acting on behalf of the candidate.
This week the radical left of the New Mexico Senate is trying to pass Senate Bill 8, a bill that threatens to undermine our voting and election process.
If passed, SB 8 will:
- Create a permanent absentee voter system, allowing opportunity for voter fraud
- Add felons to the eligible voter rolls
- Allow for same-day voter registration, with less opportunity to verify voter eligibility
No matter what party affiliation one may be, everyone can agree that making New Mexico vulnerable to fraud in the election process is unacceptable.
In a time when trust in the election process is waning, we should be working to bring unity to our state. Sen. Gregg Schmedes, who is currently working with fellow legislators to block this bill says, “SB 8 potentially delegitimizes our election process and opens up our elections to voter fraud unnecessarily.” An undermined election process is a divisive act that will only serve as a detriment to New Mexico.
If you wish to protect the integrity of our election process, urge your Senator to OPPOSE SB 8 by clicking on our Action Center today!
Senator Schumer announced the Senate will consider changes to the chamber’s voting rules as early as TODAY. Not only that, but these changes would be made so he can push a federal election takeover.
Specifically, Senator Schumer wants to change the filibuster rule so that the Senate can attempt to force through federal election overhaul bills, including S. 2747.
S. 2747 would undermine state voter ID laws, require political nonprofits to disclose donors, mandate same-day voter registration, and allow candidate campaigns to be funded by state governments that opt-in.
If Senator Schumer gets his way, a simple majority vote (attained by 50 Democrats voting in favor and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie) could push a federal election overhaul bill to President Biden’s desk.
What stands between him and this takeover? The current filibuster rule.
If you do not want to see minority voices silenced in the U.S. Senate, please urge your Senator to OPPOSE removing the filibuster and OPPOSE a federal election takeover by clicking on our Action Center here!