Friends,

I could not be prouder of all that we accomplished together this year!

In addition to the groundbreaking Fairness in Women’s Sports Act, which keeps biological males out of girls’ high school and college sports, we also achieved a pro-life legislative victory earlier this year.

Family Policy Alliance of Idaho helped secure the passage of a law creating the “Choose Life” license plate, a new special interest license plate that will become available at the Idaho DMV next year.

Of each $35 plate registration fee, $22 will be given to local pregnancy resource centers—pro-life clinics compassionately providing care and practical assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies. The wide range of services supplied by these nonprofit centers give women alternatives to abortion and promote a culture of life.

Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® joined with a coalition to obtain this important pro-life achievement. The funds raised through the sale of the “Choose Life” license plate will help provide financial resources to save the lives of babies here in Idaho.

But here’s the thing: We need your help to keep doing this important work!

We are on target to reach our fundraising goal for this year—but we need your help to make this happen. We need to raise $10,000 by September 30th. Can we rely on you to make this important investment and make the future of Idaho brighter for families?

If you have not yet given this year, or if you have and would like to further help us reach this modest goal, I invite you to do so by becoming a monthly Ministry Partner or by making a one-time gift of $100, $250, or $500.

Together – with God’s grace and your prayers and financial support – we will make Idaho a place where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished.

Standing with you,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

 

 

Friends,

I have exciting news for you: the “Choose Life” Idaho license plate legislation was passed by the Senate last week and is on its way to the House of Representatives.

But before it gets there, it needs to be passed by the House Transportation Committee—and we need your help.

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: The House Transportation Committee hearing for Senate Bill 1249 will likely take place sometime this week—possibly as soon as Tuesday. Use our Action Center to send an email to key committee members asking them to support this important proposal.It only takes thirty seconds of your time, but you can make a difference for life by taking action now!

This legislation, sponsored by Senator Regina Bayer (R-Meridian) and Representative Brent Crane (R-Nampa), would add the “Choose Life” license plate as a new special interest license plate available at the Idaho DMV.

Of each $35 plate registration fee, $22 will be given to local pregnancy resource centers. Pregnancy resource centers compassionately provide care and practical assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies. The wide range of services supplied by these nonprofit centers give women alternatives to abortion and promote a culture of life.

Those of us at Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® know that you support providing unexpectedly pregnant women with hope and care. The “Choose Life” license plates help pregnancy resource centers to do exactly that!

Send a message now to voice your support!

Sincerely,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

Friends,

This legislative session is really picking up—and Family Policy Alliance of Idaho® is working hard to make sure that the legislation getting passed will honor God, allow religious freedom to flourish, help families to thrive, and ensure life is cherished.

Here are three legislative updates that you should know about:

  1. “Choose Life” License Plates

We’re excited to tell you that legislation to create “Choose Life” specialty license plates (Senate Bill 1249) has passed the Senate Transportation Committee! Not only would these license plates spread a positive and hopeful message for life throughout the state, but their sale would also provide greatly needed financial resources to pregnancy resource centers as they minister to the health, financial, and spiritual needs of mother and preborn child alike.

Senator Regina Bayer (R-Meridian), the bill sponsor, is thankful for all your help in using our Action Center to ask the committee to pass the bill. Senate Bill 1249 now goes to the Senate for a full vote. We will keep you apprised of the progress of this important legislation as it makes its way through the legislative process.

  1. Fairness in Sports Act

Our allies at Alliance Defending Freedom have compiled a list reporting dozens of examples of men performing in girls’ and women’s sports events. Frustratingly, the list also includes several instances where the men have taken championship titles and broken records in girls’ and women’s sports events.

These cases illustrate the need for the Fairness in Sports Act. In this age of gender confusion, it is sadly necessary to protect girls’ school sports in Idaho. In the coming weeks we will let you know of ways you can get involved to protect athletic opportunities for our girls.

  1. Idaho Equal Rights Amendment

Rep. Melissa Wintrow (D-Boise) has introduced the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA). Much like its federal counterpart, the Idaho ERA would amend the state constitution to do away with important sex distinctions that have been indispensable in protecting women.

If passed, the ERA would require government (meaning your tax dollars!) funding for abortion and overturn restrictions on abortion under the guise of protecting women from reproductive “discrimination.” It would also open sex-segregated restrooms, locker rooms, girls’ sports, and women’s shelters to men.

We don’t expect this effort to go anywhere in Idaho, but a showdown over the ERA is playing out on the federal level. Use our Action Center now to tell your U.S. congresspeople to oppose the ERA. It only takes a moment—and you can make a difference!

Keep an eye on these emails in the coming weeks. We will be sharing exciting news with you about the effort to pass legislation that protects life, parental rights, and family values. And please consider standing with Family Policy Alliance of Idaho through monthly financial support. Your partnership will help us keep advocating our shared values in Idaho!

Standing firm,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

Idahoans bitten by the travel bug have likely seen the “Choose Life” license plates that are available in 32 states. These license plates spread a positive pro-life message of love and hope with the words “Choose Life” emblazoned for all to see. Even better, “Choose Life” plates raise tens of millions of dollars for pregnancy resource centers in the states where they are offered.

“Choose Life” license plates could be coming to Idaho—but we need your help.

Sen. Regina Bayer (R-Meridian) has introduced Senate Bill 1249, which would add “Choose Life” as a new special interest license plate available at the Idaho DMV. Of each $35 plate registration fee, $22 will be given to local pregnancy resource centers.

Pregnancy resource centers compassionately provide care and practical assistance to women with unplanned pregnancies. The wide range of services supplied by these nonprofit centers give women alternatives to abortion and promote a culture of life.

Those of us at Family Policy Alliance® know that you support providing unexpectedly pregnant women with hope and care. The “Choose Life” license plates help pregnancy resource centers to do exactly that!

HERE’S WHAT YOU CAN DO: The Senate Transportation Committee hearing for S. 1249 will take place sometime next week. Use our Action Center to send an email to key committee members asking them to support this important proposal. It only takes thirty seconds of your time, but you can make a difference for life by taking action now!

For life,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy