It’s been a busy time in the US House of Representatives. Over the past couple of weeks, the Speaker of the House was voted out, and Congressional members have spent the days since negotiating and voting over who should be the next Speaker – arguably the most powerful position in Congress.

What’s going on? What’s at stake? And what happens next? Join us as our very own Director of Government Affairs, Ruth Ward, shares the inside scoop from Capitol Hill.  She’ll be joined by Family Policy Alliance President Craig DeRoche, who formerly served as Speaker of the House in Michigan and will shed light on what’s at stake with this role.

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Dear Friends,

I just had to send a quick note to let you know that you once again proved that together, we really can make a difference. Even in a messed up DC!

Here’s what happened. A few weeks ago, Congress passed their “infrastructure” bill with their so-called “gender identity” language in it. If lies could fill potholes, we might have a use for them! 19 GOP senators voted with every democratic member to pass this bill.

The GOP was then allowing this crazy language in the NDAA (defense funding) bill, and even had language to require our daughters (I have three in this age range) to register for the draft. We asked you to contact senators to oppose both these measures. I personally flew out and talked with Senators Lee, Cruz, Hawley and Representatives like Rep. Steve Scalise. The bottom line — they heard the message and took these provisions out of the Defense Act!! Thank you, God! And thank you for your help. Many thousands of you called/emailed your representatives in DC and it shook them.

Second- you have heard we launched the “After Roe” campaign. Our idea is to have all the pro-life organizations come together in an alliance — to rise up and meet the challenges and opportunities that come with the potential reversal of Roe and with SCOTUS allowing the Texas Heartbeat bill to stand. So far, Concerned Women for America, Susan B. Anthony List, Americans United for Life, Students for Life and many others have joined. God has blessed Family Policy Alliance with hosting this alliance of so many amazing national and state organizations — to save as many lives as possible by combining our efforts.

We are humbled and honored – and preparing to serve the Lord well as we head into 2022. Just wanted to thank you! Your voice and your support made a huge difference in the past few weeks.

God bless you-

Craig DeRoche

PS- This is a thank you email, not a fundraising email, but many of you have been calling and emailing every day asking how you can help. The answer is, yes, we do need that help to make the most of the opportunity the Lord has put before us. If you want to contribute to our work to organize national and state orgs, educate our elected officials and inform Christian voters, you can help by clicking here. Thanks again!

Today, the Senate will consider the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA). Unfortunately, the current version of the bill contains language that would force women to register for the draft.

In July, Republicans and Democrats in the Senate Armed Services Committee added language to the NDAA that will force women to register for the draft.

The NDAA also contains dangerous “Equality Act” language. Another Democrat amendment could add even more “Equality Act” language to the legislation.

Your voice is critical to stop these dangerous policies from becoming law.

Urge your Senator to OPPOSE NDAA language that would draft our daughters and push the radical “Equality Act” agenda.

In addition, please urge your Senator to SUPPORT these four amendments:

  1. Senator Hawley’s amendment #4140- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
  2. Senator Inhofe’s amendment #3944- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
  3. Senator Lee’s amendment #4542- removes the section requiring women to register for the Selective Service.
  4. Senator Lankford’s amendment #4103- ensures the Department of Defense will not force any member of the Armed Forces to participate in a medical procedure that violates the service member’s conscience based on a sincere religious or moral belief, or because it is against the service member’s best medical judgement.

Here are four reasons to OPPOSE forcing women to register for the draft:

Tell your Senator: Don’t draft our daughters, stop the “Equality Act” agenda, and protect conscience rights in the military by clicking this link to our Action Center!

For family and freedom,

Nicole Hudgens
Government Affairs

Woke Capitol is more woke than ever.

If you recall, our team found nearly 100 bills containing the term “gender identity.” What does that mean? Democratic leadership realizes that the full Equality Act doesn’t have enough support. That is in heartfelt thanks to many of you who have helped stall that dangerous bill with your prayers, taking action, and financial support!

Now, Democratic leadership has employed their backup plan: force through the tenets of the Equality Act piece-by-piece. In many ways, this is even more dangerous because there are so many bills to keep track of that touch nearly every area of law.

For instance, just this week, the House passed the Appropriations Bill for the Departments of Labor, Health, and Education that includes Equality Act language. Specifically, this language could punish or deny federal grants to faith-based child welfare providers that hold Biblical beliefs about marriage and biological sex.

But that’s not all. For the first time in nearly 45 years, House Democrats eliminated the Hyde Amendment, which prohibits taxpayer dollars paying for abortion. House Democrats also eliminated the long-standing Mexico City policy, meaning taxpayers will be forced to fund abortions overseas.

We are thankful 208 House Republicans fought back and called for a vote to include the Hyde Amendment, but their effort was opposed 208 – 217. Now, all eyes are on the Senate to determine if taxpayers will be forced to pay for the deaths of preborn children.

If you haven’t spoken up to save the Hyde Amendment yet! Sign our petition HERE.

Speaking of the Senate, you’re probably hearing a lot of talk about the Infrastructure package. This week, the Senate voted to move this legislation forward in the process- without being able to read the text of the bill. Yes, you read that correctly- they’re moving forward a bill that the Senators haven’t seen! Our team will be monitoring this major piece of legislation (once they finally have the language!) for impacts on important family values.

This week, the Senate Armed Services Committee also voted to add an amendment to the big “National Defense Authorization Act” (NDAA) that would require women to register for the draft. It’s another misguided proposal from DC that not only demeans, but also erases women.

Family Policy Alliance and the alliance of state-based family policy councils released a joint statement in response and will continue to oppose this amendment as the NDAA heads to the full Senate floor for consideration.

Now Woke DC is canceling Rosie the Riveter? Men and women are equal under the law and equally made in the image of God, but Woke DC has an agenda to erase any differences between men and women. Insisting that women need to be drafted in order to fully participate in our nation’s defense demeans women who have kept our country safe and on track on the front lines in our manufacturing plants and labor force, with our families, and by their voluntary service in the armed forces.“To win a war but have no American families left at home would be doing the enemy’s job for them…


Read our full response HERE.

Now, Representatives and Senators head back to their states for August break, which means we’ll all get a break from the steady stream of “wokeness” in Congress. And, hopefully they will be reminded of how real America feels about the issues at stake today.

However, the Biden Administration has been hard at work implementing a radical agenda through administrative action—getting around doing the hard work of the legislative process. Be assured, we will continue to watch, respond, and bring believers together to take action when the Administration attempts to write rules that harm life, religious freedom, and families.

Thank you for your ongoing support and prayers!

The Family Policy Alliance Team