We have just completed a momentous decade. The iPad was unveiled by Apple Computer in 2010. The last Flight of the Space Shuttle occurred in 2011 as well as the Royal wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton (for the Anglophiles among us). Remember the Mayan calendar prediction that the world would end on December 21, 2012? That, apparently, didn’t happen. The Ice Bucket challenge was a real joy; as well as the “fidget spinner.” Oh Boy!
On a different note, in 2011, US Navy SEALS raided the compound of Osama Bin Laden in Pakistan and called him to account for his role in the terror that has rocked the world since he founded the Al-Qaeda terrorist network. We also saw the rise of ISIS and a horror that stunned the world.
In our own country, a “sea-change” event was felt in 2015 along the lines of the 1973 Roe v. Wade decision when the Obergefell case was decided and same-sex marriage was legalized by a 5-4 Supreme Court ruling.
This decision overturned millennia of human knowledge and ushered into the zeitgeist a host of new conversation topics for the dinner table. Since then, we have seen some people question the very biology of male and female and whether the pronouns we use are somehow discriminatory. As a matter of fact, Merriam-Webster decided that the pronoun “they” was the word of the year in 2019 as they felt that “him” and “her” were suddenly less than affirming.
Every day, we are writing future history. Future generations will study the events of our time and make judgements regarding how we acted…or not. Inaction is an action. To passively stand by without comment will be judged by those who live in the world we leave behind.
As we contemplate the next decade, we in Wyoming must look at the future with a sense of purpose. As we see the world outside changing, we must be aware that “our” world inevitably changes with it. Our homes, families and communities will reflect our influence. Will it be for good?
Here at Family Policy Alliance®, we envision a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. This is the focus of the next decade. Will you join us?
Director of Advocacy
On behalf of our ministry, I want to thank you for your passionate engagement during the recent election. Although the outcome was not what we hoped and worked so hard for, as Christians, we can take heart in knowing that the King of Kings and Lord of Lords is still on His throne, and no election can ever mitigate His sovereign power and authority over all.
At the same time, we acknowledge that without the right leadership in place, it is difficult to advance our vision and values. It is not, however, impossible, and, quite frankly, the outcome of this election makes it clear that the efforts of Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico are needed now more than ever.
With the election over, our work for change now shifts to the Legislative Session (January 2019) and we are already busy finalizing our legislative agenda and strategy. As New Mexico’s nationally recognized family policy council (FPC), we are blessed to be part of an alliance of states actively working to impact our culture through public policy engagement. In short, now our work really begins!
Friends—the fight to protect the unborn, strengthen the family, and preserve religious freedom continues, and I believe God has raised us up “for such a time as this.” In Esther 4:14, Mordecai tells Queen Esther, “…if you keep silent at this time, relief and deliverance will rise for the Jews from another place, but you and your father’s house will perish. And who knows whether you have not come to the kingdom for such a time as this?”
Like the words of Mordecai, I believe that if we are silent, relief and deliverance for the unborn, families, and religious liberty will come from elsewhere (i.e. the federal government and/or the courts). BUT, I also believe that New Mexico itself will perish.
On the other hand, if we speak up and act now, I know we can reverse this terminal prognosis. It won’t be easy, but then again, nothing meaningful comes easy.
So, if you are disappointed with the election results, please let me remind you that we—yes, we—are not done yet! And during the Legislative Session, when opportunities arise for us—yes, us—to speak up and make a difference, my hope is that you will make those phone calls, send those emails, and even attend those legislative hearings. Remember, no politician can single handedly run our government and elections do not signal the end of our engagement. Our vote is not the end of our voice, and now that the votes have been tallied, it’s time for us to keep the victors accountable.
Now, I haven’t personally asked for financial support much lately, but as we approach years end, I’m going to ask you a huge favor. Thanks to a generous matching grant provided by one of our local families, every dollar you give will be matched up to $25,000! So please, send a gift today and help us begin the new year on a high note.
Thank you for your continued prayers and support!
President and Executive Director
“Be subject for the Lord’s sake to every human institution, whether it be to the emperor as supreme, or to governors as sent by him to punish those who do evil and to praise those who do good.” -1 Peter 2:13 (ESV)
Greetings from our State Capitol – the Roundhouse – in Santa Fe!
On Tuesday at noon, our state legislature officially convened for the 2018 Legislative Session, commencing a month of debate and decisions on issues that will impact all of us.
To say that things get busy and hectic quickly is an understatement and it is near impossible to keep tabs on all that is happening. During the last 30-day session alone, over 600 bills were introduced – 634 to be exact. Needless to say, that is a lot of paper to filter through!
So, the question becomes, “How can I stay informed about the issues that matter most to me?” Well, that’s where Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico comes in!
We have committed ourselves to serving as a dependable, honest resource to help keep you informed on current events and public policy issues impacting three important areas – religious freedom, the family, and life. Therefore, during this Legislative Session, you can count on us to provide you with timely updates and opportunities to engage with your elected officials.
I would also encourage you to familiarize yourself with another great tool at your disposal – the Family Policy Alliance of New Mexico “Action Center”! By visiting the Action Center and entering your zip code, you will have access to a list of all your elected officials – local, state, and national! Additionally, as the Legislative Session progresses, opportunities will likely arise for you to participate in the process by contacting your legislator. These opportunities will be listed as “Action Items” on the Action Center page. Ensuring the laws in New Mexico affirm the dignity of every life, the importance of family, and the right of religious freedom largely depends on lawmakers hearing directly from their constituents, so please check the Action Center often!
Finally, please continue to keep us in your prayers. Our efforts will certainly be met with some opposition; however, our confidence in the Lord remains, “that if we ask anything according to his will he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests that we have asked of him” (1 John 5:14-15).
As always, thank you for your support!
In His Service and For His Glory Alone,
President and Executive Director