This past election proved to be a huge success for conservatives in Kentucky.

Kent Ostrander, executive director of The Family Foundation of Kentucky, one of Family Policy Alliance’s 40 state-based allies, tells us what’s happening after a hundred-year conservative drought.

Find an allied organization in your state.

It was a big night for conservative values. Family Policy Alliance was involved in many of the races and ballot measures with great success!

Paul Weber, our president and CEO, talks about what we accomplished together and what we can expect moving forward.

flagThe 2016 election is in the books. You unleashed your citizenship and made it a success. Your participation in voting, knocking on doors, contacting your lawmakers, sharing on social media and talking about the issues with family and friends brought about a historic shift in our government.

Here’s a wrap-up of races and issues you partnered with us to impact. Enjoy!

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Our country needs your vote!

Tuesday, November 8 will mark one of the most controversial and important elections we’ve ever had. If you stay home, your voice will remain silent on some of the most critical issues of our time – life, religious freedom, family values.

Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance has a simple message; “Don’t stay home, go vote!”

If you need assistance, please check out our presidential comparison and list of voter guides for more information.

Paul Weber, president and CEO of Family Policy Alliance, reflects on some things he didn’t see in the first presidential debate that have him concerned. And he gives us information on an event that might just help us decide how to vote in November.

Take part in a special live-stream forum on Tuesday, Oct. 4, from 7-8:30pm EDT entitled “An Honest Discussion About a Difficult Election: A Forum for Christians Wrestling with Why and How to Vote.”

Ben Carson’s My Faith Votes is sponsoring the event and speakers will include Bishop Harry Jackson, Bob Vander Plaats of The Family Leader of Iowa, and John Stemberger of the Florida Family Policy Council.

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The media often act as if the only election is for the presidency. But so much more is at stake.

Top on the list is control of the U.S. Senate. That is critical for many reasons, especially for confirming or rejecting judicial nominees.

One example of a critical Senate race is in Florida, where Family Policy Alliance already has field staff on the ground. They’re leading teams who are calling and knocking on doors—reaching key pro-family citizens who are inconsistent voters and need your encouragement to go vote this November.

“We are thankful to partner with Family Policy Alliance in this year’s critical efforts to get pro-family voters to the polls,” says John Stemberger, president of Family Policy Alliance’s state group Florida Family Action. “This is the kind of on-the-ground work that wins elections, and we are grateful for the strategic support of the Family Policy Alliance team, which makes this project successful.”

Also, Family Policy Alliance is focused on key state legislative races that could make a huge difference in protecting life and religious freedom. For example, a change of just three seats in the Kentucky House could pave the way for passage of a host of pro- family protections that are currently being blocked.

And because judges so often strike down pro-family legislation, Family Policy Alliance is working to hold judges accountable. Among states we are focused on is Kansas, where several activist liberal judges are facing key retention votes.

Every candidate would have you believe that their race is the most important. But Family Policy Alliance does the digging for you to find the races around the country that really matter the most—and where additional resources will make a difference for your values.

That’s why one of the smartest ways for you to support pro-family election efforts is by investing in your Family Policy Alliance. When you do, you’ll influence the outcome of important down-ticket races. Will you partner with Family Policy Alliance today, to educate and rally pro-family Americans to the polls this fall?

 

 

November will be a pivotal election for religious freedom in our country. Do you have plans to vote? If not, we encourage you to register and mark November 8, 2016 on your calendar.

And don’t forget to share this video with family and friends.

“You have the strongest hand in the world. That’s right. Your hand. The hand that marks the ballot. The hand that pulls the voting lever. Use it, will you?”
—  John Wayne

Don’t be THAT person!

Have you ever met someone who only listens to information that supports his beliefs – and dismisses everything else as “propaganda”?

In his Stoplight commentary®, Stuart Shepard explains how to avoid being that person.

CitizenLink has been asking the conservative candidates hard questions. Hear what they had to say.

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Family advocates are likely to make some big gains in state legislatures in 2016.

Family advocates are likely to make some big gains in state legislatures in 2016. At the same time, harmful legislation is threatening families and biblical values in other states.

That puts CitizenLink and our Family Policy Alliance in the center of the action. Here’s a look at the battles that will be decided over the coming weeks and months.

Thanks to political gains in state legislatures in recent elections—made possible through your support of CitizenLink—a number of states stand ready to pass important pro-family measures.

Prospects are especially strong for passing pro-life bills. Following the release of the Planned Parenthood videos last summer, some states, such as Wisconsin, are working to stop taxpayer funding of Planned Parenthood. Others are working to ensure that aborted babies are handled humanely, which helps focus attention on the humanity of each preborn baby.

With the growing attacks on religious freedom, CitizenLink and our state family policy allies are also advancing religious liberty protections. Some, such as in West Virginia, would give broad religious freedom safeguards, while others provide very specific protections. With a strong lobbying effort, several have a good chance of passing.

The bulk of the Left’s attacks at the state level are coming in two areas. First, the homosexual lobby is pushing hard to advance their agenda even further, following the Obergefell same-sex marriage decision. At the top of their agenda is forcing more states—among them Idaho—to give special protections based on sexual orientation and gender identity. These laws are at the cutting edge in the assault on religious freedom. Gay activists are also looking to ban counseling that would help lead minors away from homosexuality. Similar bills have already been signed by Gov. Chris Christie in New Jersey and in three other states, with Massachusetts among several targets this year.

Meanwhile, euthanasia zealots are trying to build momentum off of their lone victory last year—an assisted suicide bill that had to be rammed through a special session to get it passed in California. CitizenLink and our state allies are part of a strong and diverse coalition that is looking to build on last year’s successes in exposing and defeating these threats to the sanctity of life. Dozens of such bills could be introduced this year, with New York and Maryland facing especially tough battles.

What if 4 of the Republican presidential candidates got together and worked out who would be on the ticket – a Dream Team?

CitizenLink CEO Paul Weber says it would show the American people what they really want to see – true leadership.