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

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,

John Paulton
Mobilization Manager

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?

  1. 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.
  2. “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!


Nathan Winter
Executive Director

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:

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

Clean Sweep

Dear Friends—

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.

Election Highlights:

Federal Level:

State Level

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!

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

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:

 *Endorsed candidate
**Preferred candidate

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!

Shawn Hyland
Advocacy Director

Dear Friends—

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!

Vince Torres
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)


Dear Friends—

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.

Finally, please be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter tonight for election updates.

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!


Vince Torres
President & Executive Director



Dear Friends—

This is it!

We are now in the final stretch of the 2020 Election and I have one question – have you voted yet?

If not, please find below some reminders and voter resources for your consideration. I also encourage you to forward this email to anyone else who may benefit from this information.

Together, let’s vote for a state and nation where religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished!


Vince Torres
President & Executive Director






Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico


You have probably seen that a group of “pro-life evangelicals” endorsed Joe Biden for president.

These professed Christians argue that “poverty, lack of accessible health care services, smoking, racism and climate change are all pro-life issues.” The effort is led by prominent socialists, including Ron Sider, and other academics identified with the Christian Left.

Given the importance of the upcoming election, a few things must be said in response to the arguments offered in the “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” manifesto, found here.

  1. It is unthinkable that the most consistent pro-life ethic would result in voting for a candidate who supports abortion-on-demand up to birth.

A truly biblical pro-life ethic recognizes the right to life as the most fundamental of human rights that civil government is created to protect.

Yet Joe Biden and Kamala Harris support taxpayer-funded abortions at any gestational age—including the most gruesome of abortion procedures, dismemberment abortion, in which a preborn child is ripped apart using surgical instruments while still alive in its mother’s womb.

Unsurprisingly, Joe Biden has been endorsed by Planned Parenthood. Kamala Harris has also worked closely with Planned Parenthood throughout her political career.

When Kamala Harris was the attorney general of California, she attempted to silence and make an example of David Daleiden, an undercover journalist who had secretly recorded conversations with abortionists exposing crimes committed by Planned Parenthood clinics. Harris ruthlessly prosecuted Daleiden, sending state agents to raid his apartment and seize his recording and computer equipment. Daleiden has filed a lawsuit against Harris and California, alleging that his civil rights were violated when Harris “weaponized” the law against him to shield Planned Parenthood.

  1. We must make a distinction between “sanctity of life” and “quality of life.”

Poverty, healthcare, racism, and environmental concerns undoubtedly affect the lives of many people – and they are important issues for Christians to think about. But these are “quality of life” issues, not “sanctity of life” issues. While quality of life issues are important, they pale in comparison to the question of whether our system of law will protect the very existence of the most defenseless human beings created in the image of God.

What are pro-life issues, rightly considered? Euthanasia, abortion, and various facets of medical ethics all appropriately fall under this umbrella. We should be careful, though, not to stretch the pro-life label so thin that it ceases to mean anything.

  1. Government welfare programs intended to alleviate poverty actually harm families and keep people in poverty—especially people of color.

Groups like “Pro-Life Evangelicals for Biden” would trade precious lives for an administration beholden to the welfare state. Welfare programs trap families in a cycle of dependence, incentivize unwed births and fatherless homes, and discourage recipients from developing the skills and character traits necessary for self-sufficiency and a fulfilled life.

The real needs of the poor must be met, but pushing more Americans into our welfare state is not a biblical way to do that. For starters, the Bible instructs us that charity should be the purview of the family and the church—so why would we send the poor to a dysfunctional government welfare system when that care is our responsibility? As Christians, we are called to care for the poor out of our love for God (1 John 3:17), to provide accountability  to the recipients of our charity (1 Timothy 5:9-13), and to give out of joy and not from compulsion (2 Corinthians 9:7). Sadly, the government welfare system is not only not the Church, but it fails to live up to basic biblical principles.

God has entrusted us with the responsibility of voting for candidates whose policies most reflect His eternal justice. Voting for the candidate that best protects life is a biblical obligation of all Christians.

Preventing and punishing the murder of the innocent is the most important responsibility of government—and our votes should help ensure that we live up to this promise.

Standing with you for life,

Nathan Winters
Director of Advocacy