Dear Friends,

Along with our allies at California Family Council and Exodus Cry, we have an urgent request for your help.

This week, the California Assembly will likely consider Assembly Bill (A.B.) 3080 for a floor vote. A.B. 3080 would protect children from exposure to pornography by requiring any website publishing pornography to conduct industry standard age verification of its users, while maintaining user privacy.

Studies show that by the age of 17, 75% of children have been exposed to pornography. They also show that the average age children first view pornography is between 7 and 13 years old, and most of those exposures happen accidentally. Even more concerning, research proves that pornography is as harmful to your brain as a hard drug. Our children are being exposed to material that is harming them the way a hard drug would, and they’re stumbling upon it by accident. A.B. 3080 would put a stop to it while ensuring all user data remains protected.

Parents are the first guardians of their child’s innocence. Ensuring kids are protected from early exposure to pornography is a critical step to making sure parents are the ones providing their kids with age-appropriate sexual education when they know it is right.

We need you to contact YOUR Assembly Member urge them to vote “YES” on A.B. 3080. Send a message in our easy-to-use Action Center HERE. We also ask that you call your member’s office as well. Members and their staff are more receptive to personal phone calls from their constituents. Your member’s office phone number can be found HERE.

Along with our allies at California Family Council, who have worked tirelessly to get this bill passed, we urge you to partner with us to protect kids from early exposure to pornography.

Send a message to your Assembly Member NOW and urge them to protect California children!

For our kids,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Director, Public Policy

young children on tablet device

Dear Friends,

Along with our allies at California Family Council and Exodus Cry, we have an urgent request for your help.

On Tuesday, the California Assembly Judiciary Committee will consider Assembly Bill (A.B.) 3080 in a hearing. A.B. 3080 would protect children from exposure to pornography by requiring any website publishing pornography to conduct industry standard age verification of its users, while maintaining user privacy.

We need your quick action today to encourage them to pass this important legislation.

Studies show that by the age of 17, 75% of children have been exposed to pornography. They also show that the average age children first view pornography is between 7 and 13 years old, and most of those exposures happen accidentally. Even more concerning, research proves that pornography is as harmful to your brain as a hard drug. Our children are being exposed to material that is harming them the way a hard drug would, and they’re stumbling upon it by accident. A.B. 3080 would put a stop to it while ensuring all user data remains protected.

Parents are the first guardians of their child’s innocence. Ensuring kids are protected from early exposure to pornography is a critical step to making sure parents are the ones providing their kids with age-appropriate sexual education when they know it is right.

We need you to contact members of the Judiciary Committee and urge them to vote “Aye” on A.B. 3080. Contacting every member of the Judiciary Committee is easy in our Action Center – just click the button below to get started.

Along with our allies at California Family Council, who have worked tirelessly to get this bill passed, we urge you to partner with us to protect kids from early exposure to pornography. Send a message to the Judiciary Committee NOW and urge them to protect California children!

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

Family Policy Alliance joined with California Family Council and Exodus Cry at the California Capitol on the day of the first committee hearing to protect kids from porn

 

You don’t have to be a political expert to know that California Gov. Gavin Newsom is no pro-family ally. And the California legislature is even further to the left.

But this week we were at the state capitol in Sacramento to testify and lobby for a bill to protect California kids from online pornography through age verification requirements.

Crazy? It might sound that way, especially in the state that’s the biggest producer of pornography.

But we didn’t think it was crazy for three reasons:

  1. Kids EVERYWHERE need protection from the onslaught of online pornography.
  2. Momentum is on our side! The Age Verification Coalition that we’re blessed to lead has now helped eight states pass this cutting-edge legislation in 2024!
  3. Our savvy allies at California Family Council saw an opportunity and urged us to join them and invest our time and resources in the Golden State.

So what happened? The first committee heard the bill this week. Joseph Kohm, an attorney and Family Policy Alliance’s Director of Public Policy, spent time meeting with legislators and was one of three expert witnesses in favor of the bill. The result: the committee PASSED the bill by a vote of 10 to 0!

FPA’s Joseph Kohm prepares to give expert testimony to California lawmakers.

The bill still has a long way to go to become law, but this stunning result is remarkable! California legislators finally acknowledging the threat pornography poses to kids is a victory that cannot be overstated.

Please know it is YOUR support that makes this success possible! You enabled Family Policy Alliance to organize, train and equip a coalition of allied organizations, legislators, and expert witnesses to get bills like this passed. And your support allows us to be on the ground in state capitols at the most critical times.

We’ll stand and fight ANYWHERE for our kids and our values. But we do need your help. Thanks for making it possible with your prayers and your support!

Sincerely,

Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

Dear Friend,

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

House Bill (H.B.) 1257 would protect children from exposure to pornography by requiring any website publishing pornography to conduct industry standard age verification of its users, while maintaining user privacy.

Studies show that by the age of 17, 75% of children have been exposed to pornography. They also show that the average age children first view pornography is between 7 and 13 years old, and most of those exposures happen accidentally. Even more concerning, research proves that pornography is as harmful to your brain as a hard drug. Our children are being exposed to material that is harming them the way a hard drug would, and they’re stumbling upon it by accident. H.B. 1257 would put a stop to it while ensuring all user data remains protected.

Parents are the first guardians of their child’s innocence. Ensuring kids are protected from early exposure to pornography is a critical step to making sure parents are the ones providing their kids with age-appropriate sexual education when they know it is right.

H.B. 1257 was dead in committee, but on Monday, the legislature can “smoke it out” with a one third vote on the Senate floor. So, we need you to contact your state senator and ask him or her to support H.B. 1257 on Monday. Doing so is easy in our Action Center.

Along with our allies at Family Voice, who have worked tirelessly to get this bill passed, we urge you to partner with us to protect kids from early exposure to pornography.

Send a message to your state senator NOW and urge them to protect South Dakota kids!

For our kids,Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Joseph Kohm
Director, Public Policy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Friends,

I just wanted to let you know what is happening in Washington, DC today.

Nancy Pelosi’s House is considering measures like funding Big Marijuana and drafting our daughters into war as top priorities for our country’s national defense. Using critical issues like our national defense as opportunistic tools to merely advance a ‘woke’ political agenda harms the country, the families our troops protect, and our armed forces themselves.

Below is the statement that Family Policy Alliance released this morning.


Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy


 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
September 22, 2021

Pelosi’s Low Opinion of the Defense of America

Pelosi’s Priorities for American Defense Include Funding for Big Marijuana & Drafting America’s Daughters into War

 

WASHINGTON, D.C.– Family Policy Alliance opposes unnecessary and harmful provisions of the version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) being considered by the House today, including those that fund the Big Marijuana industry, draft American daughters into war, and insert woke LGBT ideology.

Family Policy Alliance’s Vice President of Strategy, Autumn Leva, criticized the low priority Pelosi’s House makes of America’s national defense:

“Nancy Pelosi’s priorities for defending American families boil down to funding the largely illegal and bloated Big Pot industry, drafting our daughters into war, and carrying the banner for the woke LGBT agenda. It’s a sad commentary on the low value she places on our country’s defense. America deserves better. Our families deserve better. And our troops certainly deserve better.”

ROsei the RIveter padded LAn amendment added to the NDAA would “cancel Rosie the Riveter” by requiring America’s daughters to register for the draft has already caused controversy and concern. The language remains a point of contention as the House takes up the NDAA.

Marijuana bearsLate last night, the House added another nonsensical amendment to the NDAA known as the un-“SAFE Banking Act” that would financially legitimize the marijuana industry without regard to the proven public health risks of marijuana use, through vaping in particular. The Act comes forward despite the increase in illness and death related to vaping and warnings from both The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Finally, the version of the NDAA being considered by the House also includes controversial “Equality Act” language, as well as supports critical race theory—a wildly unpopular idea causing controversy in America’s public schools.

These amendments clearly have nothing to do with the defense of America or the support of American troops. Family Policy Alliance opposes the language of these amendments and is actively lobbying both the House and Senate to fight for the removal of the harmful language.

Media Contact:

Robert Noland, (719) 308-2822, Media@FamilyPolicyAlliance.com

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Family Policy Alliance is an alliance-building ministry that works to advance biblical citizenship and promote good public policy that protects religious freedom, families, and life.

 

We know what you’re thinking. Craig’s list? No, we’re not talking about that Craig’s List. This list, named for our CEO Craig DeRoche, names the best and worst of family policy in the past year.

Over the past year, our nation has faced a lot. COVID, a divisive election, unrest, and countless attacks on the family. Yet, it’s also been a year full of unprecedented victories for children and families. That’s why we’re so excited to share “Craig’s List” with you this August!

We’re naming the best and worst quotes, laws, and other actions that affect families across America. And we want YOU to be involved!

This year, we’re inviting you to vote in categories ranging from “worst for children” to “most dangerous for America.” Come tell us what you think were the biggest attacks on the family, and we’ll share the results soon!

Here’s how you participate:

  1. Click this link to find the “award” nominees.
  2. Vote for your favorite in each category!
  3. Hit “submit!” If you enjoyed voting, be sure to share the survey with friends!

This year’s “worst list” nominees include the Equality Act, the time that leaders referred to moms as “birthing people,” some startling moments of cancel culture – and many more!

Which do you think was the most concerning moment? Let us know now! And, be on the lookout for our announcement of the best pro-family moments of the last year – the truly award-worthy moments.

Voting for Craig’s List 2021 is officially open!

Happy voting!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

Florida is on the verge of a disastrous expansion of legalized gambling that would very arguably be the largest such expansion in American history. Please take a few moments to speak up to your legislators right away!

Our allies at Florida Family Policy Council have put together action alerts, information resources and other ways you can make a difference. Please read below and make your voice heard!

The Family Policy Alliance Team


URGENT!
We need all hands on deck NOW!

Take action NOW to STOP the largest
expansion of casino gambling in
American History

1) Call or Email The Following 4 Legislators ASAP
2) Attend the Rally for Florida’s Future next
Tuesday in Tallahassee at the Capitol.

Action Steps:
Call and or Email Just 4 Legislators

Legislator #1 Senate President Wilton Simpson:
Call 850-487-5229
Email simpson.wilton@flsenate.gov

Legislator #2 House Speaker Chris Sprowls:
Call 850-717-5000
Email chris.sprowls@myfloridahouse.gov

Legislator #3 Your District Florida State Senator (See Below)

Legislator #4 Your District Member of the House (See Below)

To quickly obtain the name, phone number and email address for your District’s Florida State Senator & House Member click HERE and type in your home address. The Upper Chamber is your Senate Representative, the Lower Chamber is your House Representative.

Just call or email your legislator and ask them “VOTE NO to the special session proposals to expand casino gambling in Florida.”

SIGN UP TO ATTEND THE RALLY TO STOP GAMBLING NEXT TUES IN TALLAHASSEE HERE:

Rally for Florida's future

LOOK AT THESE IN DEPTH RESOURCES:
For in depth research on the issues, news articles and where to sign up for bus transportation in Tampa, Orlando and Jacksonville click HERE:
https://www.flfamily.org/issues-research/legislative-update/gambling

 

 

Well, that didn’t take long. As soon as the regular legislative session was done – a little over a week ago – Gov. Lujan-Grisham suggested that she may call a special session to bring full-fledged recreational marijuana to New Mexico. That session begins tomorrow – at a heavy cost to taxpayers.

But while the cost of security for the special session (potentially well over $100,000) has gotten the main attention, the real cost to taxpayers will come if the Legislature and Governor actually legalize recreational pot. After all, in states that have fully legalized marijuana, the cost to the states has been enormous.

As New Mexicans, we have to look no further than Colorado to see the social and fiscal costs since legalization in 2014. Since that time, our neighboring state has seen a dramatic increase in violent crime, traffic fatalities, and marijuana hospitalizations. And usage by minors – sometimes fatal, from eating poorly regulated marijuana “candies” – has soared.

Watch this short video to see what awaits New Mexico if legislators choose to do the Governor’s bidding and legalize recreational weed.

TAKE ACTION: Please take 30 seconds to send a message to your state senator and representative asking them to oppose legalizing recreational marijuana in the special session. (Even if you contacted them earlier, it’s important that they hear from you again.)

Thank you for speaking up and spreading the word!

The Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico Team