First it was the Heartbeat Bill, then it was opening the economy, and now it’s protecting the vote – Georgia is taking the lead for the nation again, and the media is going absolutely insane.

On Thursday, Georgia became the first state to learn lessons from the 2020 election and pass election reform – the top priority for the General Assembly this year.

We’d like to commend House and Senate leadership and Governor Kemp for their work on this, their refusal to allow this to become an 11th hour issue, and for signing the bill the same day it was passed. Georgia has taken a big step toward election integrity with SB 202, and our leaders wanted to leave no doubt that this was important to them.

But, the deranged media is in complete attack mode. They’re saying we’re racist, that we want to keep people from voting, and that we’re trying to disenfranchise minorities. Pretend-governor Stacey Abrams even compared this reform effort to Jim Crow laws.

Let me be abundantly clear: the outlandish and inflammatory rhetoric and comparisons surrounding this legislation and the insinuation that this bill targets minorities is wrong, disingenuous, a form of voter suppression, and, in fact, racist on its face.

Here’s what SB 202 does:

Is anything on that list racist? Discriminatory? Keeping eligible voters from voting? Differentiating people by color or any other group? Any answer to these questions that is not an absolute and resounding NO is either deceitful or demeaning to those you’re asserting cannot comply with these security measures.

Governor Kemp was clear in his remarks: Georgia won’t put up with these lies. You can watch his remarks on this bill. He gets combative with the radical, anti-integrity left around the 4:35 mark.

Of note, Governor Kemp declared the DC-proposed HR 1 an “unconstitutional power grab” and one that he would draw a line in the sand over. “No, not in Georgia,” he said. Should that fight come, we expect our Georgia leaders to hold the line and deny the Biden-Harris-Schumer-Pelosi Axis of Radicalism access to determining our Georgia laws.

We promised you that we would support and pass election reform. That promise has been kept.

However, the work in defending it has only begun. As Governor Kemp was making his remarks, one legislator pulled a publicity stunt, and, after antagonizing Capitol police for not-the-first-time, she was arrested. The media is now absolutely unhinged in their coverage of this. Stacey Abrams is making comparisons of this bill to Jim Crow laws. And, the White House is condemning our reform efforts.

Election integrity will very much be on the ballot in 2022 – if we cannot keep a conservative majority. That’s what we’re committed to preserving.

We’re grateful for your thoughts, prayers, and support. We have much left to do, but we are grateful for this victory.

Proud of Georgia,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

 

PS. There are now two legislative days left, and we have MUCH left to do. With election reform now passed, we are working to achieve big things for the cause of life, families, religious freedom, and educational opportunity. To help us achieve this legislative agenda, please help us reach our End of March goal of $2,325 with a contribution here at whatever level you feel God calling you to.

Legislative Day 35 is in the books, and, when the General Assembly gavels in on Monday, there will be 5 remaining days. Those five days are going to be long, arduous, and full of activity.

We’ll keep you updated along the way, but, today, I want to give everyone a brief answer to the question I get asked most: “So, what is going on with the election bills?”

First, let me stake out what, I think, is a series of consensus statements:

Second, let me tell you where we are in reaction to this:

Third, let me tell you what we’re encouraging on these bills. We support efforts to:

These measures and others, I believe, will take significant step toward restoring confidence and eliminating avenues for cheating.

So, what needs to happen between now and then:

I hope this was helpful. We’re working on a lot of issues to advance our values, and we’ll keep you updated on those. But, I wanted you to share what’s going on regarding an issue that is imperative to ensuring we have the ability to elect those who advance our values.

For Integrity,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

PS. We have more-than-doubled our investment in our policy efforts this legislative cycle. I believe the results are there. To help us with these costs, consider supporting our legislative efforts with a $25, $100, $250, or greater donation to help our team reach the finish line this session.

Recently, many of you may have received a mailer from a group called “Fair Fight.” Yes, the same Fair Fight that Stacey Abrams uses as a vehicle to fund her ambition and political agenda.

So why is “Fair Fight” spending now?

Governor Kemp, conservative, common sense legislators, and our organization are working on legislation that affirms what should be a consensus view: a thriving democracy requires ensuring that only eligible voters can cast ballots.

But that’s not the view that Stacey and “Fair Fight” (or, really, UNFair Fight) shares. They want to cheat, and they want to be in power at all costs.

Look, we are not an organization that focuses on the voting process as one of our core issues. Yet, in order to stop those, like Stacey, who labor for a Georgia where God is mocked, religious freedom is eliminated, families are undermined, and life is discarded (and YES that is Stacey’s agenda in a nutshell), we must act.

That’s why we are working alongside our conservative allies to fight for election integrity. So far, we’ve endorsed common sense legislation that:

These bills reduce fraud and restore confidence. Similarly, we’re evaluating legislation that would end shady non-profits’ ability to mail absentee ballot requests, address the use of ballot drop-boxes, end “no-excuse absentee” voting, and more. Contrary to Stacey’s wishes and ambitions, these steps will make it harder to cheat in Georgia.

As you join us in prayer for this battle, please consider a gift of $50, $100, or $250 to help us reach our goal of $2,097.

Quite honestly, Stacey Abrams and “Fair Fight” are lying about what we’re trying to do at the Capitol. They’re lying about the efforts for integrity, and they’re showing how little they truly care about democracy.

Now, I’ve been careful. There has been fraud in every election since the dawn of this nation. There was fraud in the recent elections here in Georgia, and, undoubtedly given the flood of mail in absentee ballots, there was almost certainly more cheating this election cycle across the country in 2020. There have also been numerous false assertions about the sources of that fraud, and I’ve pushed back on those.

But, what is not in dispute is that we have 1) incredibly bad actors in Stacey Abrams, “Fair Fight,” and even our new Senator Raphael Warnock (who is also under investigation) here in Georgia trying to cheat and 2) we have some laws that need to be tightened to prevent them from doing so.

Let’s get it done.

I’m frequently asked what’s being done on this issue. I want to assure that we are engaged, and your elected leaders are also engaged on this issue. Reforms are coming, and we will keep you updated. Again, this is not our primary issue, but it is one we are working on to keep Stacey and her radical agenda from fraudulently imposing her will on the state.

For Integrity,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

PS. We’re working every day at the Capitol to advance issues like the “Right to Visit,” “Simon’s Law,” what’s traditionally been known as the “Tebow Bill,” school choice, “Save Girls Sports,” and more. This session, we’re also trying to promote integrity and oppose the lies Stacey and her out-of-state funded Fair Fight are saying. As you stand with us, please consider a gift of $50, $100, or $250 to help us reach our goal of $2,097.

 

I know you are continually frustrated by state government and their endless efforts to undermine the nuclear family – thereby violating the rights and usurping the responsibilities of the father and the mother. Tragically, the political Left in our state desperately wants to remove parents from the equation. In their worldview, the Government is superior to the parents and the Government has the ultimately authority to determine the child’s moral upbringing and ideological belief system.

But what are you willing to do about it? Writing an email, calling a legislator, and sharing a link on social media helps us mobilize a strong and respected voice in Trenton. Believe me, they are listening! But there may potentially be even more you can do…

I believe it is time to get serious. I invite you to take a moment and pause. Ask yourself this question, “Is God calling me to run for office for a local school board or town council position?”

If you believe this is your assignment, then 2021 could be your year.

We want to help train you to successfully and professionally run a campaign to win in your community.

Often, people mistakenly place their focus on the biggest target, such as a governor or a state legislator. These offices seemingly are out of reach. However, the local offices determine the actual application of state mandated curriculum, school taxes, approval of marijuana dispensaries, and even zoning codes that could impact your religious liberty.

The fact is most state legislators started their years of public service at the local or county level. If you want to make a long-term difference, then you should too. Next month, we will host a private one-day political campaign training seminar for people who are genuinely committed to helping us win back NJ at the ballot box to social conservative values.

To attend this training, please register by clicking here. I will email you a pdf booklet you are required to read as a prerequisite to participate in the campaign seminar. This will be followed up by an online meeting in a couple of weeks to give you more details about the seminar and to answer any questions. For those who are serious-minded and ready to take the next step, you will receive information on the date and location. Our trainers are professional campaign advisors and experts in New Jersey elections.

I look forward to seeing you walk out your calling to serve the families of your community during this season of your life.

Let’s win back New Jersey!


Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy

Today is inauguration day. Believe me, it does not escape my notice that many are celebrating, and even gleeful, today. Still others are mourning, perhaps even depressed.

I am neither of those things. But I have resolved to strive to be three things, and I would like to invite all believers to join me in those today.

I am resolved to be hopeful—not because of who sits in the White House, but because of Who sits on the throne of Heaven. All governing authorities on Earth are subject to our God as the governing Authority. If I place my hope in any political leader of any party, I will always be disappointed. If I place my hope in Christ alone, I will never be disappointed.

What’s more, His light usually shines brightest in the darkest places.

I am resolved to be faithful. I think often about the book of Daniel because Family Policy Alliance’s theme verse comes from the book of Daniel: “The people who know their God will stand firm and take action,” (Daniel 11:32b). Daniel is a beautiful example of a faithful servant of God who obeyed every command of his governing authority, the king – except one command. In other words, he rendered unto Caesar everything that was Caesar’s. But when Caesar tried to take what was God’s (Daniel’s worship), Daniel had no choice except to disobey Caesar in order to obey God. And God blessed him and cared for him.

Today, this means that I must be obedient to our governing authorities unless they forbid me from freely worshiping the Lord and living out my faith. But, even as I am obedient, I will also stand firm and take action—speaking truth into our culture and engaging with our form of representative government, both for the sake of my neighbor and also because my faithfulness compels me.

Faithfulness compelled us to speak light into President Trump’s administration, and we will do no less in President Biden’s.

At the end of the day, I’d rather be found faithful in the lion’s den than to be found faithless and purposeless even while I am safe from the hungry lions.

I am resolved to be prayerful. God’s Word commands us to pray for those who have governing authority over us—on this His Word is clear. So today, I will pray for President Biden and his incoming administration—for God’s wisdom for them, for their salvation, and for their families. I will pray God would work in and through them for His purposes and His glory.

I will also pray for President Trump, First Lady Melania, and their family as they make this transition out of the White House, thanking God for all his work protecting the lives of babies in the womb and their mothers, and for religious freedom.

And, I will pray for a peaceful transition of power between presidents, as we have had for so many years as a nation.

We know our Pledge of Allegiance says “…one nation under God,” but we’d like to refocus that. It’s time to emphasize the Under God part. We are only a nation because of God. We engage in our form of government because of God, and we’re all subject to God first in how we engage and behave in our nation and form of government.

If you are also resolved to be these three things, I hope you will join us in praying for our country today and by signing up for our Under God, One Nation prayer initiative and rallying cry for the family of believers in our country today.

SIGN UP HERE

Under God, One Nation.

Craig DeRoche
President and CEO

 

 

 

 

Jim Banks introduced election intergrity bill

On Friday, Statesman Academy℠ alumnus and Indiana congressman Jim Banks introduced an important election reform bill called the Save Democracy Act. Would you take a moment to ask your member of Congress to support it?

Banks, who is now Chairman of the Republican Study Committee, put forward this bill to address structural issues in American elections that were a cause of great concern even before last fall’s elections. For all elections involving federal candidates, it would require safeguards in the areas of voter registration, casting of ballots, and vote tabulation.

These reforms are needed for two reasons. First, they provide safeguards to election integrity in areas where specific concerns and allegations have arisen. Second, they address a crisis of a lack of voter trust in our election process. In 2020, that broken trust was experienced primarily by Republican voters, but in some prior years, the concerns came mainly from Democrat voters. Restoring trust in elections is critical to our system of government and shouldn’t be a partisan issue.

Specifically, the Save Democracy Act would, in federal elections, institute reforms to make voter registration, voting, and vote tabulation less susceptible. Here are key highlights:

Please ask your member of Congress to sponsor and vote for the Save Democracy Act. It’s quick and easy on our Action Center. And please share this email or the link with others so they can take action as well.

Thanks for upholding election integrity!

Sincerely,

John Paulton
Mobilization Manager

Wednesday night I shared with you that it was a time to mourn, and to pray. The deep division in our country, the violence at the Capitol, and the political news we share with you today are deeply troubling for every believer.

If you haven’t heard already, here’s the bad news: In the Georgia Senate runoff election, it appears both Democratic candidates have won. Both support a radical agenda that counters the family values we hold dear. This puts the U.S. Senate at a 50-50 split with incoming Vice President Kamala Harris as the tie-breaker.

Early Thursday morning, Congress also certified the electoral college votes, making Joe Biden the official president-elect. President Trump has promised a smooth transition of power.

As a result, D.C. will be fully controlled by a Democrat party which has promised a radical abortion and LGBT-centered agenda  – complete with threats of power-grabbing tactics such as court-packing and ending the filibuster. A majority of Americans (found on both sides of the aisle) oppose key components of this radical agenda.

The threats to our values are very real, and we share in the somberness of the day.

Yet, as I shared Wednesday night, it is also time for the family of believers to build and to take action in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ. We have a special opportunity to shine the way forward for our fellow citizens who are desperately searching for hope in the darkness.

I previously outlined five principles of biblical citizenship that you can trust Family Policy Alliance® to operate by. Today, I would like to share with you four ways to move forward together—and what you can trust Family Policy Alliance to advance, by God’s grace, in 2021 and beyond.

    1. Everyone should agree on election reform to prevent fraud.

If the 2020 election has brought our country to a breaking point, there is reason to hope that the American people will demand meaningful election reform to prevent voter fraud and corruption in the future. Our system of government depends upon the integrity of our elections, and every elected official—no matter at what level of government and no matter in what party—should care about this. A recent Quinnipiac poll revealed that around one-third of voters believe Joe Biden’s presidential victory is illegitimate. If one-third of all voters don’t trust the integrity of elections (rightly or wrongly) that’s a huge problem for elected leaders because such beliefs will result in voters refusing to turn out to vote at all. Family Policy Alliance supports efforts to ensure the integrity of the electoral system moving forward.

    1. It’s Groundhog Day—the sequel. And sequels are always worse.

In the 90’s classic film, Groundhog Day starring Bill Murray, the lead character has to relive the same day over and over. Joe Biden feels like another Groundhog Day.

We’ve been here before in 2008 when President Obama took office promising a radical agenda to the American people—and Joe Biden was there too. And remember, in the 2010 midterm election, the American people delivered a swift repudiation to the Obama/Biden agenda by handing 63 House seats to the GOP. By President Obama’s second term, both the House and the Senate were controlled by the GOP.

Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are hoping to recreate the glory days of the Obama era, complete with a radical agenda and many of the same people. The Obama years were an era replete with liberal policy overreaches, the proliferation of identity politics and an abject abandonment of Christian values. However, when conservatives and believers unite together, we know how to push back against this type of overreach. We did before, and we will again.

But, remember that Joe Biden is the sequel, and sequels are always worse. He was there with President Obama in 2008, but now he has his own glory to seek from the well-funded abortion and LGBT activists who put him in office. Plus, President Obama picked Joe Biden as his Vice President. But Joe Biden didn’t pick another Joe Biden—he chose Kamala Harris, arguably the most liberal U.S. Senator. That’s just one of many indications that this time around, the Biden agenda is likely to be even more extreme than during the Obama era.

We cannot check out for the next four years, waiting for a new shot at the presidency. Instead, we must be on guard, ready to serve as a check on the new administration, and ready to defend the values we hold dear. And, perhaps, find ways to advance some family values that both sides can agree on—we’re working on that right now! We pray you will not grow weary, but will join with us—because it will take all of us.

    1. We are strategizing for 2022 now.

We learned important lessons during the Obama era, and one big takeaway is that we need to plan and strategize for the 2022 election now—and we are. Just as the Obama Administration overreached on radical policies, we know the Biden Administration and their allies will do the same. So just as the American people rejected the Obama Administration’s agenda in the 2010 midterm election by “kicking out” many of President Obama’s allies in Congress, we need to do the same with Joe Biden’s congressional allies in 2022.

The good news is that as believers, we never place our hope and trust in political leaders. So, we do not despair when our preferred leaders lose or gloat when they win. Rather, we continue to advance godly values regardless of the political makeup.

So even while the incoming Administration appears poised to trample the values we hold dear, we continue to fight for them in a manner worthy of the Gospel of Christ and work to replace those leaders with men and women who more closely reflect our values at the next possible opportunity. This is how our system of government works, and God has called us to steward it well.

    1. There’s plenty of reason to have hope for families in the states!

Regardless of what’s going on in Washington, D.C., Family Policy Alliance has always been primarily focused on advancing your values in the states. Though D.C. suffers from chronic gridlock and dysfunction, many states have been able to advance critical legislation that cherishes the lives of babies in the womb and their mothers, helps religious freedom flourish, and supports thriving families.

In fact, the states often serve as an important check on Washington, D.C., and sometimes even lead the way for change to happen at the federal level on important issues. Indeed, just this past year, Idaho led the nation in becoming the first to protect the fairness and integrity of girls’ sports. States have been leading the way for decades in rolling back Roe v. Wade with hundreds of pro-life policies. And, while our most sacred right of religious freedom has suffered or thrived at the federal level depending on who sits in the White House, states have passed multiple pieces of legislation to protect faith-based adoption agencies or other nonprofits, the religious freedom of students in public schools, and ensuring people of faith get a fair day in court.

So take heart! Even if D.C. remains a somber place the next four years (though we certainly have hope of finding ways to make a difference!), join us in being about the Father’s business of shining His light in your state!

Onward—for His glory, may we demonstrate citizenship
worthy of the Gospel of Christ,

Craig DeRoche
President and CEO

Tomorrow is Election Day, and we need you to vote like our country is on the line.

Because, frankly, it is!

Now, I believe that hope is a biblical virtue, and I refuse to believe that it will be “impossible” for our country to come back from any election loss. Nevertheless, the truth is that it will be very hard and a very long process for our nation to be restored if we lose.

The two senators from Georgia will determine:

On each of these issues, David Perdue and Kelly Loeffler take the constitutional, truth-focused, America affirming, and/or God-honoring position. Both have proven to be leaders of faith, conviction, and integrity, and they have earned your vote.

By contrast, Jon Ossoff is incapable of speaking the truth, embraces the socialist, San Francisco agenda, and is tied to anti-America interests. Raphael Warnock is a disgrace to the pulpit, a heretic, and a man tied to spousal abuse and child abuse.

This election offers choices that could not be clearer and a national need that could not be greater.

We need you to step up to the plate and answer the call.

To underscore the stark contrast between Senator Loeffler and the false-prophet-disguised-as-a-pastor Raphael Warnock, we have produced this Voter Guide. We are currently running targeted ads on social media and other platforms throughout the state, and we’re running 30 second ads in Northwest Georgia, where turnout has lagged.

We’re all in! Are you in with us?

If you have voted, great! But, your work is not done. Reach out to your friends, family, co-workers, fellow church members – anyone who would vote the RIGHT way – and make sure they’ve done the same. Make sure everyone has heard from you!

If you haven’t voted, see the above AND get yourself to the polls to cast your vote! Don’t let your voice go unheard!

God calls all of us to be faithful. We cannot control outcomes or process, but we CAN control what WE do. We can control our actions. We can take the time, utilize the opportunity we’ve been given, and exercise our right to vote for those who stand for our values – and against those who openly advocate for evil.

Praying for victory!

Cole Muzio
president and Executive Director

 

 

At this point, you know I’m not one to mince words: Raphael Warnock and Jon Ossoff are some really, really ridiculously bad dudes. And, it’s up to us to stop them from reaching the United States Senate.

I’m praying that you and yours enjoyed a great Christmas, and I hate to talk politics in this holiday season. But, the consequences of these runoff races could not be more severe.

Raphael Warnock was arrested for covering up child abuse, and his wife reported that he ran over her with his car. He’s welcomed Fidel Castro into his church, and he’s praised Jeremiah Wright. He has a lengthy history of racist and bigoted comments and sentiments.

Jon Ossoff is a man devoid of accomplishments. He received historic amounts of money from California for his failed bid for Congress and has now parlayed the infamy that bought him into a Senate candidacy. He’s taken money from terrorist sympathizers and from CCP affiliated companies.

To paraphrase the children’s book character Alexander, these are some “terrible, horrible, no good, very bad” guys! And, here’s what they stand for:

We cannot afford to send these really, really bad dudes to the Senate. Their character is lacking and their policies are evil!

Now is not the time to sit back and definitely not the time to sit out. We have to go “all in” to stop these terrible candidates and SAVE THE SENATE. We’re working tirelessly to get this message out so we’re asking you to do 3 things:

  1. VOTE
  2. Share this message with others. Your friends, neighbors, co-workers, family members, and fellow church members need to know how radical these bad guys are, and
  3. Consider donating to our organization so that we can strengthen Georgia TODAY

We’ve got to get this message out. You can vote today (December 28th) through Thursday (December 31st) with one last opportunity on Election Day (January 5th). Don’t delay!

Fighting against the Bad Guys,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

P.S. Below you will find the biblical issues voting guide we released last week detailing where Kelly Loeffler and her opponent stand on several critical issues. Please share it (and this message) with others so they too may know how important it is to vote in this election.

(Click on the image below for a larger, downloadable version.)

Georgia, are you ready to give the gift that would keep on giving this Christmas? Are you ready to Save the Senate?

Every other conservative across the country can merely complain about the looming prospects our nation faces. With early voting underway, you have the opportunity to DO SOMETHING!

There are 8 days left for in-person voting: today (December 21), tomorrow (December 22), December 23, December 28, December 29, December 30, December 31, and (Election Day) January 5.

It’s all-hands-on-deck, and the nation is looking to US to vote, get others to vote, and work relentlessly to share our Loeffler-Perdue message until the last vote is cast.

Since his election in 2014, David Perdue has been the conservative outsider we needed, and Kelly Loeffler – in just one year – has already earned the distinction as the nation’s Most Conservative US Senator. Make no mistake: both of these Senators have earned your vote.

Yet, this isn’t a normal election. Because, as things stand now, we’re looking at the possibility of socialist Kamala Harris as the Senate’s tiebreaker, the winners of these crucial Senate seats could determine whether:

Everything is on the line. Our Economy. Our National Defense. The Right to Life. Our Religious Freedom. Our Constitutional Freedoms. Everything.

Never has there been a time when the 49 other states were so dependent on the actions of one. We must rise to the occasion and send Kelly Loeffler and David Perdue back to Washington. Our nation simply cannot afford Radical Liberal Raphael Warnock and Socialist Jon Ossoff.

If you have not yet voted, actively make plans to do so. Don’t delay. Make sure your vote is cast!

And, if you have interest in supporting our efforts to turn out Christian conservative voters in this most critical election, please consider a generous donation to help us Hold the Line here in Georgia!

I know many are discouraged. I am too! But, now is not the time to retreat or get fatalistic. Now is the time to double down, work tirelessly, and deliver a (belated) Christmas gift the entire nation can enjoy – a Senate that preserve our nation!

For the Senate,

Cole Muzio
President and Executive Director

 

P.S.Have you voted yet? There are just 8 in-person voting days remaining, including Election Day on January 5th. Make sure you get to the polls, bring your friends, neighbors, family members, or anyone you can find who will vote the right way. It’s going to take all of us, but let’s win this thing!