We all may still be eating turkey leftovers, but today Chuck Schumer’s Senate returns to DC where they plan to restart—and take the next vote on—the same-sex marriage bill.
It is stunning to think that with the many real issues concerning American families, this bill that codifies the Obergefell definition of same-sex marriage into federal law, opens the door to legal polygamy, and paints a target on the backs of faith-based charities during the holidays is what Schumer’s Senate is choosing to prioritize. We surveyed social conservative voters earlier this month, and the number one issue for families was inflation and the economy. The Schumer Senate decision to prioritize this bill reveals the depth of the tone-deaf problem in Washington D.C.
Here’s our recap of the biggest concerns in the bill:
- Further implicates federal law in a false definition of marriage, potentially including in ANY marriage (e.g., polygamy).
- Threatens religious individuals and organizations with harassing and costly lawsuits.
- Opens the door for the federal government to force everyone, including religious organizations, to affirm same-sex marriage, polygamy, and more.
- Targets faith-based adoption and foster-care agencies, which would be a devastating blow to the many children already in need of placement in forever homes.
- Silencing—or even potentially punishing—Americans who believe marriage is the union of one man and one woman by labeling that belief as “discrimination” on the same unacceptable level as racist views.
In addition to targeting charities and ministries around the holidays, Sen. Schumer is pushing forward this bill as a major case heads to the Supreme Court in early December. Our friends at Alliance Defending Freedom are defending small business owner Lorie Smith, owner of 303 Creative in Colorado. Lorie designs websites for her clients, but the same Colorado government that targeted cake artist Jack Phillips now seeks to punish her for designing only those websites that celebrate weddings consistent with her religious beliefs.
If Sen. Schumer gets his way with this bill, the full weight of the federal government could be used to punish Lorie and every other business or ministry like hers.
Please take action today. As the Senate returns from Thanksgiving, they desperately need to hear from you urging them to oppose the bill—and calling on them to tell Senator Schumer to stop this harmful bill from being made top priority.
We only have a few days to stop this bill during the lame duck session—be sure to take action now!
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Since the overturning of Roe v. Wade, President Biden, Senator Schumer, and Speaker Pelosi are trying to appease their base by pushing an onslaught of radical abortion policies.
Speaker Pelosi pitched a fit the day Roe v. Wade was overturned, and today she brought two extreme abortion bills to the House floor for a vote, H.R. 8296 and H.R. 8297.
H.R. 8296 will allow abortion-on-demand in every state if enacted into law and H.R. 8297 will protect abortionists and hurt women if enacted into law. The House passed both bills today by a vote of 219-209.
When the votes were brought up on the floor, Representatives Michelle Fischbach (MN-7) and Mike Johnson (LA-04) stepped up to the plate and brought motions to vote on the Born Alive Abortion Survivors Act. But Democrats balked at the common-sense protections for children outside of the womb who survive abortions and voted down the motions—proving how extreme Democrat leadership has become in their abortion policy.
The Senate pitched a fastball with a bill that shields abortionists from state laws that protect life and promotes women traveling across state lines to have abortions. Thankfully, Sen. Lankford (OK) cried “foul!” and was able to stop the bill in its tracks.
President Biden is trying to score as many points with the far-left base as he can by pushing abortion policies through the Executive Branch. Last week, he issued an Executive Order protecting “mobile abortionists,” seeking to discredit pregnancy care centers, creating legal cover for the abortion industry, and spreading the abortion poison pill.
The President is also trying to load his bases with federal agencies. For instance, the Department of Justice created a “Reproductive Justice Task Force” to fight pro-life laws and spread dangerous chemical abortions. The Department of Health and Human Services issued guidelines attempting to force pharmacists to provide abortifacients.
With the overturning of Roe v. Wade, we know we are not in the last inning! And we know that protecting life is not a political game.
While the left’s batting average is failing the American people, we will not stop fighting for the life and well-being of preborn children and their mothers. When abortion is unthinkable and life is cherished, we win.
Joe Biden, Nancy Pelosi, and Chuck Schumer are desperate to protect and promote unlimited abortion across the country. They know the U.S. Supreme Court could soon overturn Roe v. Wade.
Their latest effort involves H.R. 3755, which has already passed the House. We expect the Senate will vote to advance it on MONDAY. This bill would allow abortion-on-demand in every state if enacted into law. This is the first time the Senate has ever voted on such an expansive abortion bill.
Tell your Senator to vote NO on H.R. 3755!
If enacted, H.R. 3755 would:
- Allow an abortion at any point an abortionist deems appropriate—including late-term abortions.
- Ban current life-saving state laws like the Heartbeat Act, dismemberment abortion bans, and sex-selection abortion bans.
- Deny parents the ability to know or be involved if their daughter has an abortion.
- Ban current state laws that require in-person counseling to help prevent coerced abortions.
- Ban current state laws that require abortionists to give women information about their babies and abortion complications.
- Redefine mothers as “people who are pregnant,” a term that denies the truth that mothers are women.
Tell your Senator to reject abortion-on-demand and to stand for our first American value—the right to life. Click here to send a message to your Senator to VOTE NO on H.R. 3755 through our Action Center—it takes less than 1 minute!
Senator Schumer has announced that the Senate will consider changes to the chamber’s voting rules this week. The most talked-about potential change is to eliminate the filibuster – the 60-vote threshold required on most legislation to end debate and move to final passage.
The filibuster rule is unique to the Senate – the chamber known for its thorough deliberations and insistence on consensus. As Republican Leader Mitch McConnell has said, ending the filibuster would “completely drain the Senate of comity and consent.”
Furthermore, the 60-vote requirement is the primary rule that prevents Democrats from passing the most radical legislation. Abortion and LGBT advocates (and other progressive forces) across the nation know this and they will continue to pressure the Senate intensely to make it easier to advance their agendas.
The filibuster has been around for generations, and was designed to protect the minority party and its viewpoint. But with a simple majority vote (achieved by all 50 Democrats voting in favor and Vice President Kamala Harris breaking the tie), Senate Democrats can “go nuclear” and remove this important safeguard, virtually eliminating minority rights in one fell swoop.
If you do not want to see minority voices silenced in the U.S. Senate, please urge your Senator to OPPOSE ending the filibuster rule by clicking on our Action Center here!
Senator Chuck Schumer is determined to have another vote to advance a federal election overhaul bill. This time, it’s S. 2747.
S. 2747 is ANOTHER bill from liberal forces in Congress that could damage the integrity of our elections. Here are four reasons S. 2747 must be stopped:
- S. 2747 undermines state voter ID laws.
- S. 2747 requires political nonprofits to disclose donors.
- S. 2747 mandates same-day voter registration.
- S. 2747 allows candidate campaigns to be funded by states that opt-in.
The Senate plans to vote on advancing S. 2747, and potentially other federal election overhaul bills, TODAY. You can help stop this dangerous federal election takeover by telling your senators to VOTE NO on S. 2747!
Click here to take action now!