I’m concerned. In California, nearly 300 incarcerated men have requested transfer to women’s prisons. Understandably, the women in these facilities are vulnerable and afraid.

But why has this happened?

The answer lies in a new California law that openly permits it. And, while you might expect the law to prohibit men from transferring if they are convicted of violent crimes against women, here’s the real kicker: it doesn’t require even that.

This law is just one outgrowth of the radical transgender ideology sweeping our nation, and it’s one we should pay attention to.

Join us today for a timely Conversations with Craig livestream, where you’ll learn all about this law, what you can do to help protect the vulnerable women in California’s prisons, and what to look out for in your own state.

Why are there men here?

Streaming today on Facebook and YouTube

1 pm ET / 12 pm CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT

Our friends at Women’s Liberation Front have taken the lead to protect the women in California’s prisons. Just yesterday, they filed a lawsuit in federal court over the law. Now, we’re privileged to share this important conversation with them. Join us!

Lauren Adams is the Legal Director of Women’s Liberation Front. She has nearly a decade of legal experience with a focus on serving the needs of women.

We hope to see many of you there! Come with your questions, and get ready for an engaging conversation.

See you soon!

Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

 

 

When Big Tech doesn’t like the truth, they censor those who tell it.

That’s what happened this week when Congressman Jim Banks (an alum of our sister Foundation’s prestigious Statesmen Academy) was BLOCKED on Twitter for speaking the simple truth. He correctly identified Admiral Rachel Levine (pictured) as a man and called out the Biden-appointed Surgeon General for saying Levine was female.

Levine identifies as a woman – he feels that he is a woman and tries to live as one. But, the truth of the matter is every cell in his body says that Levine is male.

And Twitter doesn’t like to acknowledge that truth.

But here’s what’s even more stunning: while Twitter bans upstanding Americans for speaking basic biological facts, it allows child predators to use its platform to share videos of child sexual abuse.

Plus, the Republican Study Committee—the largest conservative caucus in the U.S. House, of which Rep. Banks is chair—reports that Big Tech (at large) allows Taliban terrorists on its platforms!

The standard is backwards, and it’s time for Twitter to change now. If you agree, will you sign our petition to Twitter? It only takes a minute. We’re asking Twitter to restore the right of Americans to speak the truth. And, we’re asking them to stand up for kids by keeping child predators from using the platform to benefit from underage sexual abuse.

After you’ve signed the petition, please plan to join us tomorrow, October 29, for a LIVE conversation with Congressman Jim Banks to hear his story.

What Twitter Doesn’t Want Us To Say

Friday, October 29
11 am ET / 10 am CT / 9 am MT / 8 am PT
LIVE on Facebook and YouTube

 

Is biological reality off limits? What should you know about Big Tech? And, what’s the inside scoop in DC? Join us as Congressman Jim Banks, Chair of the Republican Study Committee, discusses with Family Policy Alliance CEO Craig DeRoche.

If you agree that it’s time for Big Tech to change, please sign our petition to Twitter now and spread the word.

See you tomorrow!


Meridian Baldacci
Director of Strategy

 

 

 

While the temperatures have been falling across the country, the Biden Administration has been hit with a heat tsunami for doubling-down on their radical gender agenda.

Last week, the House Judiciary Oversight Committee Hearing caught fire when the Attorney General was asked questions about the Department of Justice Memo deploying the FBI in every federal district. Why did the DOJ want to deploy the FBI? Because parents are standing up and speaking out against radical gender ideologies, critical race theory, and more at their local school board meetings.

The DOJ Memo was issued after the National School Board Association (NSBA) sent a letter to the White House calling out concerned parents who stand against radical ideologies. The NSBA letter identified parents’ actions as “threats” and “equivalent to a form of domestic terrorism.”

Exchanges in the House hearing revealed alarming information on the Biden-Harris Administration including:

The Attorney General’s responses haven’t aged well since the NSBA Board now says they “regret and apologize” for the letter and several state school board associations have distanced themselves from NSBA after the incident. And members of the House Judiciary Committee have called for Attorney General Garland to withdraw the memo.

But on Friday, the Biden-Harris Administration, completely tone-deaf, released a new gender strategy document. The 42-page document, entitled “National Strategy on Gender Equality and Equity” outlines the Administration’s promotion of a range of liberal priorities– including transgender policies – in schools, the workforce, and international efforts. The document also promotes abortion and the removal of the Hyde Amendment, meaning President Biden wants to force taxpayers to pay for abortion.

Read our press statement here.

Today, in a lively Senate Judiciary Committee Hearing, the Attorney General received more questioning about the DOJ memo. Here are a few highlights:

Amid this crazy storm, one thing is clear: parents have a God-given right to speak out and stand up for their children. And we will continue to stand with them. But this will take a significant investment of money and resources.

Will we let the left cancel parents’ voices at school board meetings, and even members of Congress, from daring to speak truth about biological reality? Or, will we come together and push back?

Join us today in taking a stand against radical gender ideology coming out of Woke DC that is now showing up in children’s schools, affecting their safety, and silencing their parents.

Your generous gift will help us know how aggressively we can fight back against the political agenda spreading out of D.C.

For our children,

Nicole Hudgens,
Government Affairs

Last night, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed the state’s Save Women’s Sports bill into law to ensure that girls’ school sports competitions are reserved for females. This makes Texas the ninth state to pass a girls’ sports bill into law. Other states that have passed a #SaveGirlsSports bill include Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Idaho, Mississippi, Montana, Tennessee, West Virginia. Some states include protections for college athletes as well.

Meridian Baldacci, Spokesperson for Family Policy Alliance, said:

“It’s a good day for girls in Texas. Female athletes should grow up with a level playing field, in life and in sports. When males are allowed to compete in female sports competitions, they can and do take championship titles and other elite opportunities that were meant for girls. But in Texas, many girls can know that they have a level playing field, and a fair shot at the opportunities meant just for them. We are grateful for the work of our friends at Texas Values who made this important step possible.”


Mary Elizabeth Castle, Senior Policy Advisor for Texas Values, released the following statement:

“We are grateful that Governor Abbott signed the Save Women’s Sports bill into law today. Now, all girls across Texas are free to play without being forced to compete against biological males for precious championships or scholarship opportunities that were given by Title IX. Texas law now confirms the biological reality in sports and Texas is joining 8 other states in leading on this issue.”

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Texas is the latest state to show that real America is pushing back against the far Left’s radical gender agenda. It seems every week, the Biden-Harris Administration or Speaker Pelosi’s House releases a new priority item that allows men access to rights, opportunities, or accomplishments previously reserved for women and girls. Just last week, the Biden-Harris Administration released a new, out-of-touch “National Strategy on Gender Equity and Equality” and named Rachel Levine, a male who identifies as female, as the “first female four-star officer” in the U.S. Public Health Service Commissioned Corps. Labeling Levine as the “first female four-star officer” rings hollow to the American public and insults women everywhere.

Family Policy Alliance will continue to work with allies to advance protections for female athletes in the 2022 legislative year. You can learn more about the #SaveGirlsSports effort here!

Making sure that girls’ sports are reserved only for girls is a critical way you—and your states—can continue to push back against Woke DC and its leaders. Please consider a gift to Family Policy Alliance today to stand firm against Woke DC’s gender ideology!

Give now at this link:  http://engage.familypolicyalliance.com/site/Donation

For fair play,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

 

 

Should Texas girls be forced to compete against boys in sports? We say no! If you agree, please take a moment to ask Texas House Speaker Phelan to act now to bring the Save Women’s Sports bill up for a vote.

Last Wednesday, the Save Women’s Sports bill (HB 25) was finally passed by the House Constitutional Rights and Remedies Committee.

HB 25 ensures everyone plays by same rules and that girls have an equal opportunity to compete against other girls.

But HB 25 has NOT been scheduled for a vote on the House Floor. Time is running out as this Third Special Session comes to a close next Tuesday, October 19th.

This issue has been placed on the special session call at least 3 times in a row. The Texas Senate has passed a Save Women’s Sports bill during all three special sessions. And the majority of the Texas House already supports the Save Women’s Sports bill.

But the question remains whether Speaker Phelan is blocking or supporting this bill.

The Speaker must have the Calendars Committee schedule the Save Women’s Sports bill for a House Floor vote immediately in order to protect girls’ sports.

Tell Speaker Phelan to place HB 25 on the House Floor for a vote! Time is running out!

Make sure Texas Saves Girls Sports by contacting Speaker Phelan TODAY!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

 

 

Many who identify as LGBTQ+ recognized yesterday as National Coming Out Day.

You may be familiar with “coming out” as a term that refers to someone announcing that they identify as gay. For tips on how to handle that conversation as a Christian, check out this video.

“Coming out” has also recently been used in reference to  someone announcing that they identify as transgender.

This is a critical battle in our cultural moment. Today’s children are taught to question their own biology on social media, in school, and even in the doctor’s office. And when they are questioning it, they are told that identifying as transgender and “transitioning” to live as the opposite sex is the solution.

Yesterday, some “came out” because they have been sold a lie about their bodies. Culture has told them that they were born in the wrong body, that they need to consider sterilization and mutilating surgery in order to be who they were meant to be.

As Christians, we know that is not true. God created us male and female (Genesis 1:27) and we are fearfully and wonderfully made (Psalm 139:14). When God made you male or female, he did not make a mistake.

Not only is transgender ideology rooted in a lie, but it also has very real and damaging consequences for those who are sold its “solutions.” From sterilization to regret and worsened mental health, many of those who today have “come out” identifying as transgender will face serious harm because they were sold a bill of goods.

We know you care deeply about this issue, and you want to make a difference to protect children and take back culture.

That’s why we’re inviting you to join us THIS FRIDAY, October 15th, for the Help Not Harm Summit. We believe that children who are struggling deserve Help, Not Harm – and we know you agree.

Help Not Harm - Engaging the Transgender Battle

Friday, October 15, 2021
Online Event
Register Here


10:30 am – 4:15 pm ET

9:30 am – 3:15 pm CT
8:30 am – 2:15 pm MT
7:30 am – 1:15 pm PT

 

At this event, you’ll get the information, inspiration, and resources you need to make a difference in your state, community, and even your own family. Come to just one session, or join us for the full day – just make sure you don’t miss this event! Plus, when you register for one session you’ll get on-demand access to all the sessions after the event!

Parents and grandparents: Join one of our two sessions just for you.  Come learn how to talk to your child about sex and gender. Or, if you have a child struggling with gender dysphoria, learn how you can help them.

Concerned citizens: Want to make a difference? Come to our “Bootcamp” and learn from state leaders around the country as they share encouraging stories and insights to help you make a difference in your own state. And, don’t miss our Congressional Panel and Kickoff Rally, where you’ll hear from members of Congress and key national leaders about what’s happening in this important issue area.

Students (including lifelong learners!): Whether you want to learn about this issue from a worldview perspective, find out the medical truth about transition, learn about what they’re not telling you about the transgender movement, or learn about the Arkansas law to protect children from transgender interventions, we have a session for you!

You can find the full list of sessions here. Register today, and then tell a friend.

And today, as you think about those you may know who have “come out,” we encourage you to be in prayer. Pray for those who are affected, that they may see truth and hope. Pray for children who may be exposed to radical content (at school or in other ways), that their minds would be protected. And – ask the Lord how you might be able to play a part in bringing the change our culture needs.

We hope to see many of you on Friday as we consider how we can do just that!
Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

P.S. Can’t make it for the full day on Friday? Register for the events you can make, and you’ll gain on-demand access to the full event after it airs live.

 

Dear Friend,

Transgender ideology is sweeping our nation, and youth are the targets. From school classrooms to social media and even the therapist’s office, kids are encouraged to question their own biology. And struggling children are pushed toward “transition” – a dangerous series of interventions that can result in sterilization, long-term health consequences, and potentially worse mental health outcomes.

Kids who are struggling deserve real help, not the harm of hormones and surgery.

This is one of the greatest battles of our day, and we know that you want to help.

So on Friday, October 15, we’re offering a FREE online event to EQUIP you with information and practical tools to make a difference in your country, your state, and even your own family. Register and see the full agenda here.

Friday, October 15, 2021
Online Event
Register Here

 10:30 am – 4:15 pm ET / 9:30 am – 3:15 pm CT

8:30 am – 2:15 pm MT / 7:30 am – 1:15 pm PT 

We’re bringing in experts, key leaders, and seasoned warriors in this battle to equip you to protect children and stand up for truth. See the list of participating organizations here! During the event, you’ll:

Can’t make the whole event? Register to get on-demand access to every session following the event. Then, just come live to the events you’re most interested in!

If you’re ready to go deeper and take the next step in protecting children and standing up for your values, the Help Not Harm Summit is waiting for you!

Hope to see you there!Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Meridian Baldacci
Director, Strategy

P.S. After you register, don’t forget to invite friends! They won’t want to miss this.

The transgender ideology running rampant in our culture is promising a lot of freedom to our children but is only delivering regrets. Increasingly, teens around the country have declared that they identify as transgender. And, unfortunately, I have spoken with high schoolers who say that identifying as “trans” draws attention and affirmation from their peers, guidance counselors, and teachers. But this movement – painted as a happy and exciting thing in culture – has a dark side. Once an adolescent starts down the path of puberty blockers – typically followed by cross-sex hormones – many effects are irreversible or long-lasting. That once healthy body may never function as it did originally. As people who have “transitioned” become aware of this, they are often filled with deep regret. There are many of these stories – check out sexchangeregret.com to hear about some of them.

Tragically, those who choose to “transition” may even have much higher suicide rates than the general population in the long run.

Planned Parenthood even gets involved in these fights!

Family Policy Alliance is fighting to protect kids from these dangerous interventions through education, outreach, and working with legislators right here in Rhode Island. This year, we are working to keep minors from sex-change surgeries and hormone treatments. There has been an outright attack on our youth and we are engaged in working for your family, but we need your help to win.

Family Policy Alliance of Rhode Island is ending our fiscal year on September 30th. Would you consider a generous one-time donation or monthly support? Your partnership helps us to fight on behalf of your family here in Rhode Island!

What exactly are we up against? You can learn more by watching this webinar with Family Policy Alliance’s Meridian Baldacci. She spoke with Andrè Van Mol, MD in a conversation titled, “The Truth About Transition. Dr. Van Mol is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatrician’s Committee on Adolescent Sexuality. What he has to say should prove to you ”transitioning” is a dangerous fad to avoid – and protect children from!

I also strongly encourage you to register for the Ministry Training Network’s upcoming conference that we are a part of on October 29-30: “The Bible, Gender, and Sexuality.”  This is a first in Rhode Island and you don’t want to miss it! Dr. J Alan Branch, Professor of Christian Ethics at Midwestern Seminary, and Dr. Michelle Cretella, Executive Director of The American College of Pediatricians, are our plenary speakers. You will also find the workshops extremely spiritual and practical. I will be teaching one entitled, “This is Not the Sex-ed Your Mother and Father Got When They Were in School!”  Register early for a great discount.

For Faith & Family in RI,

Dave Aucoin
Chairman, Board of Directors – Rhode Island

 

P.S. Want to join us in our vision of protecting children? Partner with us today!

There are just six days until our FREE webinar, “The Truth About Transition.” And we want YOU to join us!

Click here to register today

We know the truth that God created us male and female. But our children and our culture are inundated with messages that say it’s possible to change sex – that you may have been born in the wrong body. And it’s a real struggle that some youth face. The supposed solution? Puberty blockers, cross-sex hormones, and surgery. These interventions can leave children sterile and facing scars of both body and heart.

But as this narrative continues to run its course throughout our culture – and permeate our children’s schools and phones – it’s important to understand this topic and be able to speak to it with winsomeness. Whether this issue directly affects your family, or you simply want to be able to understand and discuss this, now is the time.

Register TODAY for our FREE webinar “The Truth About Transition,” happening next Tuesday (September 14) at 1 PM ET. We’ll be talking with a medical professional to provide answers to:

Have your own question about this topic? Come ready to share your question in the comments, and we might address it during the webinar! Just don’t forget to register!

Andrè Van Mol, MD
  Andrè Van Mol, MD is a board-certified family physician in private practice. He serves on the board at Moral Revolution and is the co-chair of the American College of Pediatrician’s Committee on Adolescent Sexuality. He speaks and writes on bioethics and Christian apologetics and teaches a course bioethics.


Can’t make it to the live webinar?
If you register, we’ll send you a link so you can watch later!

Hope to see you soon!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 

 

 

Don’t miss this! Yesterday, The Daily Caller released a news EXCLUSIVE about Family Policy Alliance’s “Help Not Harm” campaign. We are grateful to the Daily Caller, and to the article’s author Mary Margaret Olohan, for this important and timely piece. Read the intro below and click here to read the whole article – it’s worth your time!

The battle to “Save Women’s Sports” resulted in a slew of legislation banning biological males from girls’ sports, conversations on the national stage about gender, sex, individual dignity, and much more. Now the advocacy groups behind this push are assembling to battle the next burgeoning culture war issue — transgender sex change surgeries and procedures for minors.”

Progressive activists, media, lawmakers, and even some medical professionals call such procedures “gender affirming medical care” and protest that denying an individual this “care” is cruel, regardless of age. Republican Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson vetoed the state’s SAFE Act in April, arguing that the legislation was a “vast government overreach” and that it shouldn’t jump into every ethical issue.

But advocacy groups like the Family Policy Alliance (FPA) insist these procedures irrevocably hurt children. And backed by a network of about 40 independent, state-based family policy councils, FPA aims to multiply the number of states across the nation that legally protect children from gender transition.

Read the full article here! And, if you haven’t yet, be sure to visit our Help Not Harm webpage to get the facts, speak out to lawmakers, and spread the word about this critical issue.

Sincerely,Meridian Baldacci

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist