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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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,
President and CEO
Conservatives took some lumps in Colorado elections this month, no doubt about it. But there were some encouraging results as well that I want to make sure are on your radar screen.
Besides the high-profile contests, Family Policy Alliance was especially involved in key state Senate races this fall. That’s so important because, since the Democrats took over the Senate in 2018, there has been no firewall to protect us from Gov. Polis’s radical policy agenda.
To be clear, the predictions this year were that Democrats and their abortion allies would gain seats – possibly so many that reclaiming the Senate in future years would be nearly impossible. The reason for those predictions is that the seats up this year tend to be more challenging than the other half that will be up in 2022. Plus, we were still operating under the partisan gerrymandering (district lines) that made the composition of districts very difficult for conservatives.
The Outcome: Family Policy Alliance engaged in seven senate races, winning five. Best of all, the four races we were most focused on all went to the more conservative candidate!
The Impact: With your support, we reached 150,000 households in those districts with a variety of messaging – mailers, digital ads, major texting campaigns and more.
Frankly, we were stunned by the impact, particularly of the digital ads. These fair but hard-hitting comparison ads went viral in several districts. For example, an ad in one of the districts – which focused on the liberal candidate and the push to allow biological males to compete in girls’ sports – was shared more than 2,000 times and reeived literally tens of thousands of supportive comments and reactions. The conservative candidate came from behind to win by just one percent (fewer than 1,000 votes).
The Future: Because of these results, conservatives only need to win back three seats in 2022 to regain control of the Senate. With a better set of seats up then – and with new district lines that are projected to be vastly improved – the prospects are very encouraging.
Until then, if you’re a pro-family conservative in Colorado, get ready to stand strong and take action! The attacks will continue in 2021, and it’s so important that we lovingly but boldly speak the truth on behalf of the babies, the students and the families who are so harmed by the far Left’s agenda in our state.
Yours for a better Colorado,
It has been a couple of weeks since Election Day and though the Wyoming races have been declared, several federal races remain in question.
So, what are we still waiting for?
- Votes “Trump” projections. Although the media has projected former Vice President Joe Biden to be the winner of the 2020 election, President Donald Trump has not yet conceded, citing voting irregularities in several swing states. Recounts and legal challenges are likely and the federal deadline for resolving election disputes is not until December 8 – the point at which all recounts and/or court contests must be completed.
- “Georgia on my mind.” Aside from the outcome of the presidential election, eyes are now shifting to Georgia, where two runoff elections will likely determine the balance of power in the U.S. Senate. As of this email, Republicans appear poised to hold 50 seats to the Democrats 48. If one or both of the Georgia Republican incumbents – Senator David Perdue or Senator Kelly Loeffler – win the January runoff, Republicans will maintain their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. If they both lose, the U.S. Senate will be split 50-50, in which the Vice President would cast the tie breaking votes.
While we await the answers to these and other questions, I invite you to pray with me this week for the integrity of our election and the future of our state and nation. Every legal vote should be counted, and every illegal vote should be rejected. And whether the ultimate outcome is what we worked and prayed for, or not, I assure you that Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will continue our fight to protect the unborn, strengthen the family, and preserve our First Amendment rights.
We cannot however do this alone, and your continued support will be critical as we prepare for 2021. So, as you consider you charitable year-end giving, I would respectfully ask you to keep us in mind. We have a goal of raising $50,000 by year-end to support our upcoming work during the Legislative Session in January. To help us reach that goal, would you consider sending a tax-deductible gift of $50, $100, or $250 today by clicking here?
Thank you in advance for your support, and as I mentioned last week –though the election is coming to an end, we are just getting started!
Though the media projected the presidential election for former Vice President Joe Biden this afternoon, counting, recounting and legal challenges continue in battleground states across the nation. While some of our fellow Americans celebrate, we and many others remain deeply concerned that the integrity of our electoral process is thoroughly investigated and upheld. Prayers for our nation are needed more than ever.
However, if after the counting and legal challenges have run their course, Mr. Biden has won the White House, our prayers will take on even more significance.
It is no secret that this would not be the outcome we at Family Policy Alliance – and many Christians across the country – have hoped and prayed for. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris have made it clear that they do not value the lives of babies in the womb. They support a radical LGBT ideology that includes helping children undergo major surgeries and hormone suppressants in order to “identify” as the opposite sex. And they do not believe in the same role for parental choice and religious freedom at school that we hold as a standard.
So where does this leave us as the Body of Christ?
The good news is that our role hasn’t changed. We are called to speak Truth and shine the light of Christ in the darkness. The more that our country’s laws do not reflect godly values, the brighter we must shine.
There are two reasons for our hope.
First, God is on the throne. Ultimately, we believe that God will use this season for our good and his glory. We believe that the Lord knows and oversees what happens in the world. We can trust him to bring about good for his people – and to use us to make that happen. As Christians, we are not first Republican or Democrat, but witnesses of Christ’s kingdom to a broken world.
Second, and very importantly, we remember that God has placed us in our country at this time for a reason. Inasmuch as we believe God can bring about good even during a Biden presidency – if that is the ultimate outcome – we also believe that good will come about significantly through the work of his people. There is no avoiding the fact that a Biden presidency will bring policies that not only hurt families and children, but which may even be hostile in some respects to Christianity. It is our duty as Christians to respond both by countering these very harmful policies and by putting forward our own good policies where possible.
What can we expect if former VP Biden has been elected president? Here are just a few things that could be on the horizon:
- Court-packing. Will a President Biden nominate additional Justices to the Supreme Court (without a vacancy) in order to get more liberal judicial outcomes? While he hasn’t committed to it, our future President has suggested that he may be leaving that option on the table. Court packing could call into question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court – not to mention lead to more liberal outcomes.
- The Equality Act. This Congressional Act would redefine “sex” for purposes of federal nondiscrimination law, making it not based on biology but on gender identity. It would destroy girls’ sports (allowing males to compete in female sports if they identified as female). It could also result in males being able to use women’s locker rooms and bathrooms.
- Filibuster. The filibuster has long been an important political tool – but one that Democrats may abolish under the Biden presidency. Without the filibuster, many extreme policies (like the Equality Act) that have been stopped by the Senate could be pushed forward into law.
- Life-related issues. Biden will support abortion (and may try to undo President Trump’s pro-life protections). One area of special and urgent concern is regulation of the abortion pill. Currently, the federal Food and Drug Administration maintains important regulations on the abortion pill. But those on the Left want to undermine those regulations. If those federal regulations are repealed, in many states there would be little regulation left on the abortion pill.
- Undoing conservative policies. Biden has said that he will undo some of the conservative Executive Orders of President Trump. For example, when a mom alluded to some of Trump’s policies on sex and gender issues, Biden said he would “eliminate those executive orders, number one.”
In short, if Joe Biden does take the White House, we know that it’s going to be a battle. And we’re ready for it. As Christians, God has called each of us to stand for truth and to represent him well in this world. And here at Family Policy Alliance, we have a unique calling to do that in the public policy sphere throughout the country. Not only will we work to counter policies that hurt the family at the national level, but we’ll continue the heart of our work: transforming policy at the state level. So many decisions – including important decisions about abortion, education, and other family issues – are made at the state level.
So, as we look ahead to 2021, we’re trusting the Lord to guide and direct the work we’ll get to do on behalf of families. As it’s always been, it will be hard work – and we’ll need your help to make it happen.
We have our work cut out for us – and we’re looking forward to seeing how God will move. Will you join us in continuing to pray for our nation – during this time of uncertainty and for whomever ultimately take the oath of office on Inauguration Day?
The Family Policy Alliance Team
The 2020 election is over — well, almost. As of this email, we still have some federal races that are “too close to call,” but we do have results in nearly every federal and state race.
- With the election of Cynthia Lummis, Wyoming is sending our first lady to serve in the United States Senate. Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming was blessed to endorse Cynthia and looks forward the solid work she will do for our state.
- In the US House of Representatives, Liz Cheney handily won reelection. We were honored to endorse Ms. Cheney because of her strong advocacy for Life, Religious Freedom, and for Wyoming Families.
- Every endorsed candidate for the Wyoming Legislature won their races! Some of the races unseated incumbents and relaced them with people who will stand for historic Christian values in districts for the first time in decades!
- In the Wyoming Senate, 5 Senate candidates received our endorsement. Dan Dockstader (SD 16), Brian Boner (SD 2), Dave Kinskey (SD 22), Tim Salazar (SD 26), and John Kolb (SD 12). All five won their races!
- In the Wyoming House of Representatives,9 candidates received our endorsement, and all were successful: Chip Neiman (HD 1), Clarence Styvar (HD 12), Bill Henderson (HD 41), John Winter (HD 28), Jared Olsen (HD 11), Don Burkhardt (HD 15), Rachel Rodriguez-Williams (HD 50), Timothy Hallinan (HD 32), and Chuck Gray (HD 57).
Other Election News:
Nationally, Democrats will likely maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, although with a smaller majority than they held over the last two years. Republicans appear poised to hold their slim majority in the U.S. Senate.
So where do we go from here?
Winning an election is not an end, it is the beginning! Now, is the time when our work as a public policy organization really begins. The political climate in Wyoming has always worked against us and the challenges ahead are real. However, with your continued prayers and support, and the good Lord’s blessing, we will continue our work to defend the unborn, strengthen the family, and preserve religious freedom for all.
The election may be over, but we are just getting started!
God bless you and thank you for making our successes possible!
The outcome of this year’s election in New Jersey is still yet to be determined in many key congressional races and the special election in Legislative District 25 with our endorsed candidate State Senator Anthony Bucco*. We must continue to wait as mail in ballots will be counted until Nov 10. After that, the provisional ballots that were filled out at polling places will be counted and cross-checked with mail in ballots to ensure a vote in someone’s name is not counted twice. The state has until Nov 20 to certify the election results.
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey® contacted nearly 50,000 prolife voters in these competitive districts to support the candidate that would protect babies in the womb. Because of your support, we were able to target and motivate people of faith to vote their conscience. Thank you for investing wisely to educate and inform others on each candidate’s position regarding the sanctity of human life. Unfortunately, the latest report tallies have many pro-abortion incumbents leading by a significant percentage.
If the difference in votes remain steady throughout the process, we expect the following outcomes:
- Congressman Chris Smith * (R) will defeat challenger Stephanie Schmid (D)
- Congressman Tom Malinowski (D) will defeat challenger State Senator Tom Kean Jr.** (R)
- Congresswoman Mikie Sherril (D) will defeat challenger Rosemary Becchi ** (R)
- Congressman Josh Gottheimer (D) will defeat challenger Frank Pallotta ** (R)
- Senator Cory Booker (D) defeated challenger Rik Mehta * (R)
Despite the uncertainties of outcomes, the real battle for the soul and stability of our state is in 2021. We might have old voices heading to Washington, but we need a new vision in Trenton. That new vision should protect life and God’s design for family as the foundation of society—and especially the right of parents to direct their children’s education. Next year, every seat in our state legislature and the governorship is up for grabs.
If parental rights, religious rights, and the right to life is important to you, then join us this Friday night, Nov 6 from 7-9pm for our virtual event Win Back NJ featuring Charlie Kirk of Turning Point USA. You will hear from parents, pastors, and pro-life advocates about their efforts to Win Back NJ.
Let’s make New Jersey better!
The 2020 election is over — well, almost. As of this email, we still have a few races that are “too close to call,” but we do have results in nearly every federal and state race.
Our Top 5 Election Highlights:
- In one of the most hotly contested races in the nation, Republican Yvette Herrell soundly defeated incumbent Democratic Congresswoman Xochitl Torres Small in the 2nd Congressional District. Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico invested heavily in Herrell’s race with voter guides, mailers, and digital ads, and we are excited that Congresswoman-Elect Herrell will be representing us in Congress.
- In the New Mexico Legislature, three of our Statesmen Academy alumni were successful in their elections. Representatives Rod Montoya and Rebecca Dow were both re-elected to the House and Representative David Gallegos was elected to the Senate. Additionally, future Statesmen Academy participant, Representative Gregg Schmedes, was also elected to the Senate.
- In the New Mexico Senate, pro-life candidates Crystal Diamond and Joshua Sanchez defeated their Planned Parenthood-endorsed opponents. These two seats were previously held by pro-life Democratic Senators John Arthur Smith and Clemente Sanchez who were targeted and defeated by progressives in the June Primary Election.
- In the New Mexico House, pro-life candidate Luis Terrazas soundly defeated his Planned Parenthood-endorsed opponent, and as of this email, pro-life candidate Rick Little is leading his pro-abortion opponent by seven votes.
- In spite of the abortion industry’s efforts to target pro-life Democrats in the New Mexico Legislature, six pro-life Democrats were re-elected to the Senate and House – Senators Pete Campos and George Munoz, and Representatives Arthur Allison, Wonda Johnson, Patricia Lundstrom, and Candie Sweetser.
Other Election News:
Nationally, Democrats will likely maintain control of the U.S. House of Representatives, while Republicans appear poised to hold their slim majority in the U.S. Senate. As for New Mexico’s Congressional delegation, Democratic Congressman Ben Ray Lujan was elected to the U.S. Senate; Democratic Congresswoman Deb Haaland was re-elected in the 1st Congressional District; Republican Yvette Herrell was elected in the 2nd Congressional District; and Democrat Teresa Leger Fernandez was elected in the 3rd Congressional District.
In the State Legislature, the political makeup of our State Senate and House of Representatives will not change much. In the Senate, Democrats flipped three Republican-held seats, but lost two, for a net gain of one. Meanwhile, in the House, it appears that Republicans picked up two seats, though one race is headed for a recount.
So where do we go from here?
As I say at the conclusion of every election, now is the time when our work as a public policy organization really begins. The political climate in New Mexico has always worked against us and the challenges ahead are real. However, with your continued prayers and support, and the good Lord’s blessing, we will continue our work to defend the unborn, strengthen the family, and preserve religious freedom for all.
Together, we have established a track-record of overcoming what appear to be insurmountable odds. In the past two years alone, we defeated radical abortion legislation; efforts to legalize assisted suicide; recreational pot bills; and controversial sex education requirements. We did not have the political advantage then, nor will we have it now. However, our hope has never been rooted in any election or political majority; and quite frankly, the results of the 2020 election once again demonstrate exactly why an organization like ours is so critical in New Mexico.
The election may be over, but we are just getting started!
God bless you and thank you for making our successes possible!
President & Executive Director
United States Senate
Ben Ray Lujan (D) (Winner)
Mark Ronchetti (R)
Mark Walsh (L)
United States House of Representatives (District 1)
Deb Haaland (D) (Winner)
Michelle Garcia Holmes (R)
United States House of Representatives (District 2)
Xochitl Torres Small (D)
Yvette Herrell (R) (Winner)
U.S. House of Representatives (District 3)
Teresa Leger Fernandez (D) (Winner)
Alexis Martinez Johnson (R)
Key New Mexico Senate Races
District 9 – Bernalillo
Brenda Grace McKenna (D) (Winner)
John S. Clark (R)
District 19 – Bernalillo, Sandoval, Santa Fe, and Torrance
Gregg Schmedes (R) (Winner)
Claudia M. Risner (D)
John D. McDivitt (L)
District 21 – Bernalillo
Mark Moores (R) (Winner)
Athena A. Christodoulou (D)
District 23 – Bernalillo
Harold J. Pope, Jr. (D) (Winner)
Sander Rue (R)
District 28 – Catron, Grant, and Socorro
Siah C. Hemphill (D) (Winner)
James S. Williams (R)
District 29 – Bernalillo and Valencia
Gregory A. Baca (R) (Winner)
Paul A. Baca (D)
District 30 – Cibola, McKinley, Socorro, and Valencia
Joshua Sanchez (R) (Winner)
Pamela Cordova (D)
District 35 – Doña Ana, Hidalgo, Luna, and Sierra
Crystal R. Diamond (R) (Winner)
Neomi O. Martinez-Parra (D)
Key New Mexico House of Representatives Races
District 7 – Valencia
Kelly K. Fajardo (R) (Winner)
Santos Griego (D)
District 8 – Valencia
Alonzo Baldonado (R) (Winner)
Paul M. Kinzelman (D)
District 22 – Bernalillo, Sandoval, and Santa Fe
Jessica P. Velasquez (D)
Stefani Lord (R) (Winner)
District 27 – Bernalillo
Marian Matthews (D) (Winner)
Robert Godshall (R)
District 32 – Grant, Hidalgo, and Luna
Candie G. Sweetser (D) (Winner)
Scott Chandler (R)
District 37 – Doña Ana
Joanne J. Ferrary (D) (Winner)
Isabella Solis (R)
District 38 – Grant, Hidalgo, and Sierra
Karen Whitlock (D)
Rebecca Dow (R) (Winner)
William P. Kinney (L)
District 39 – Doña Ana, Grant, and Sierra
Rudolpho S. Martinez (D)
Luis M. Terrazas (R) (Winner)
District 53 – Doña Ana and Otero
Willie Madrid (D)
Rick Little (R) (Too close to call)
District 63 – Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Roosevelt, and San Miguel
Randal W. Brown (D)
Martin Zamora (R) (Winner)
After a long night and another long day, the country still doesn’t know who our president will be in January. The final answer on the presidency seems to reside with the states of Georgia, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Nevada and perhaps Arizona. Certainly, this can feel very unsettling.
As we all wait together for what may be many days, we encourage all believers to remain in prayer for America—for the deep divisions in the country, for whomever will ultimately be named president, and for God to be preparing the many godly men and women who were elected to public office last night.
We also want to provide you with an initial update of overall election results that Family Policy Alliance tracked last night—many of them victories that you helped achieve!—as well as our thoughts on “what’s next?”.
With your support and prayer, Family Policy Alliance invested in key Senate races, micro-targeting voters with our pro-family messages. It looks as though the pro-family candidate won in four out of seven of those races, and two may head to a runoff:
- Kansas: Current Rep. Roger Marshall elected to the Senate ✔
- Montana: Sen. Daines reelected ✔
- South Carolina: Sen. Graham reelected ✔
- North Carolina: Thom Tillis continues to hold a lead
- Georgia: Sen. David Perdue continues to hold a lead, but this may head to a runoff
- Georgia: Sen. Kelly Loeffler advanced to a runoff
- New Mexico: the pro-family candidate, Mark Ronchetti, lost
This is wonderful news, and these likely victories were only possible because of you! The wins in these races will help stop extreme policies related to abortion and gender, will safeguard religious freedom, will put a stop to any “court-packing” plans, and more.
Pro-Family leaders made gains in the U.S. House!
This was something that was unexpected—it appears conservatives gained some seats, the amount yet to be determined, in the U.S. House! Your support made that possible, allowing Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico to invest in what many deemed the most contested U.S. House race in the country, New Mexico’s 2nd congressional district where pro-family leader Yvette Herrell achieved a win!
Important wins for pro-family leaders and policies in many, many states!
As you know, the heart of our work is transforming policy at the state level, which is where most of the policy action (and work to advance prolife policies!) is at—especially with gridlock in D.C.
Though results are still coming in, we are happy to report some outstanding pro-family wins across the country. Here are a few examples:
- Our friends at Louisiana Family Forum worked hard to pass a pro-life amendment to their state constitution, declaring that there is no constitutional right to abortion in their state constitution, and they were victorious! Hopefully other states will follow Louisiana’s lead.
- Pro-family leaders strengthened their majorities in states including Kansas, according to our friends at Family Policy Alliance of Kansas.
- Key states, like Minnesota and Pennsylvania, retained pro-life majorities in at least one body of their legislative branch.
- Many Christian legislators who have been trained in the art of public policy from a Christian perspective won their elections and are now serving you in state capitols across the country (more on this good news to come!).
Obviously, the votes and data are still coming in. We will have more to share with you in the days to come—and more good news to share about how you made a difference in critical races, including by reaching pro-life, pro-family voters who are inconsistent at actually voting.
But, until then…
The razor-thin margins on the presidential race tell us that our country is deeply divided. We have three suggestions for the family of believers as we await results:
- It’s not a time to be anxious, but a time to pray.
Thankfully, as believers, our hope doesn’t rest in any political leader of any party. So let’s join in prayer for our country, for its next leader (whomever that may end up being), and for each other.
- Remember who our enemy is.
It’s important for us as believers to remember that our enemy is not the person who voted for the candidates we didn’t, nor is our enemy the person that supports the policy ideas we don’t—even on abortion. Rather, our enemy is a spiritual one who spreads lies and cheers when something truly terrible, like abortion, gets legitimacy in a form of human government. So, we must fight against that enemy, while loving our neighbors.
- Join us in continued prayer and thanksgiving for the Senate!
If the US Senate does indeed retain a pro-family majority, this is a major praise! The efforts in these races were truly a team effort, and your support allowed Family Policy Alliance to focus the majority of our resources on the tightest races there. These victories will provide a firewall against the far left’s political agenda—including on abortion, sexual ideology, court-packing, and more.
Waiting and praying with you—and thankful for the victories you made possible, by God’s grace,
The Family Policy Alliance Team
Election Day is finally here! Have you voted yet?
If not, please head to the polls and cast your ballot today for those candidates who will defend and strengthen the family, life, and religious freedom!
The truth is, we have some incredibly tight races, particularly in the New Mexico Senate and the New Mexico House of Representatives. Did you know that some of these races may be decided by less than 100 votes? That’s right — less than 100 votes!
Make no mistake — your vote really matters this election. So, if you did not vote early, please take time to vote today.
The polls are now open until 7AM. Voting location information is available on our Voter Information Portal and we have provided some voter guides below for your review.
Thank you for doing your part to help elect men and women who will help us advance our vision for a state and nation where religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!
President & Executive Director
- PRESIDENTIAL VOTER GUIDE
- S. SENATE VOTER GUIDE
- NEW MEXICO PRO-LIFE VOTER GUIDE (U.S. Senate, U.S. House, State Senate, and State House)
This time of year, I get this question quite a lot. I spend many hours trying to find ways to guide you, our ministry partners, towards those candidates who support pro-life and pro-family values. How can you find those candidates? Here are three quick ways.
- Look at who Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming endorsed.We put general election candidates through a rigorous process before endorsing them. While there are never any guarantees, we feel confident that these men and women will uphold your values in the state legislature, particularly if they have a voting record that demonstrates their pro-family stances. The Federal and state legislative candidates we have endorsed for this election include:
- Cynthia Lummis, United States Senate
- Liz Cheney, United States House of Representatives
- Dan Dockstader, SD 16, Wyoming Senate
- Dave Kinskey, SD 22, Wyoming Senate
- Tim Salazar, SD 26, Wyoming Senate
- Brian Boner, SD 2, Wyoming Senate
- John Kolb, SD 12, Wyoming Senate
- Chip Nieman, HD 1, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Clarence Styvar, HD 12, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Bill Henderson, HD 41, Wyoming House of Representatives
- John Winter, HD 28, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Jared Olsen, HD 11, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Don Burkhardt, HD 15, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Rachel Rodriguez-Williams, HD 50, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Timothy Hallinan, HD 32, Wyoming House of Representatives
- Chuck Gray, HD 57, Wyoming House of Representatives
Note that if a particular candidate does not show up on this list, they may still be a strong advocate for your biblical beliefs, but are not in a contested race during the general election.
- Visit us online at familypolicyalliance.com On our website, we not only have our candidate list, we also have articles and other information for you as you work toward understanding culture.
- Email Us.We have your perspective and values in mind when you call and ask for guidance on who to vote for. While we won’t comment on things outside our mission (such as 2ndamendment rights or climate change), we will speak to candidates’ values on subjects we focus on (such as life, sex and gender, and other family policy issues). You can reach us at mailto:Wyoming@familypolicyalliance.com
Exercising your biblical citizenship means voting for candidates that uphold your values. Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming is here to help. Thank you for trusting us with this important task.
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