It’s no secret that the progressive Left has an obsession with “gender identity” – the idea that you can “choose” your “gender” identity (distinct from your biological sex). That focus is most apparent in the Equality Act, one of the top priorities for national Democratic leadership. As you may know, the Equality Act would push a radical agenda across America while leaving women and children behind. You can learn about it here.

But, the Equality Act isn’t the only place this agenda is showing up.

Our team did a search through current Congressional bills and found nearly 100 bills containing the term “gender identity.” What does this 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 stop that dangerous bill with your prayers, taking action, and financial support.

But their backup plan is to 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.

What kinds of bills did we find? Here are 10 arenas that could be affected by current bills that contain the term “gender identity”:

  1. Religious Freedom
  2. Election Law
  3. School Policies
  4. “Consensual Sex Work”
  5. Pregnancy and Birth
  6. Jury Selection
  7. Business Opportunities
  8. Foreign Policy Focus
  9. Healthcare
  10. Daily American Life (The Equality Act)

My point here is not to comment on the merits of some of these individual bills. Instead, I simply want to raise a question: why does “gender identity” appear in so many very diverse bills?

There may be a number of reasons, including pressure from corporations, political supporters, and political superiors. But there’s one reason we can’t ignore. There are people behind these bills, whether activists or elected officials or both, who genuinely believe in gender ideology, and they are trying to play the long game to victory.

This tactic isn’t unique to those with whom we disagree. It’s an approach the pro-life movement has used to some degree, as well. If federal money is at stake, we’ve kept it from flowing toward abortion – even in some bills that may not immediately seem to relate to abortion. If a safety regulation could protect expectant mothers, we’ve likely pursued it.

Over time, this long-term strategy has altered both the legal and cultural spheres. Younger generations are more pro-life, and countless lives have been saved. All through a steady stream of small changes.

Those who favor the “gender identity” agenda are doing something similar. To help give some perspective, here are the three ways these bills use the term “gender identity.”

The Overtly Dangerous Bills: In some cases, like the Equality Act or the Equal Rights Act, the bill explicitly advocates for a progressive agenda on sex and gender – an agenda that actively harms many, especially women and children.

The Legal Status Change: In some cases, “gender identity” was added as a “protected class” in another area of law. This means, for example, that if a man identifies as a woman, he would receive the same sort of special legal protections that someone might receive on the basis of race or religion. Not only do these bills pave the way for dangerous laws like the Equality Act, but they also create a certain level of cultural acceptance for that belief.

Redefining Sex: Similarly, other bills included “gender” in the definition of “sex” (or other similar provisions). Of course, the way I feel about my body (gender identity) may be a very different thing from biological reality.  These are ideas we should not conflate in public policy. Yet again, it’s a subtle language change intended to change legal precedent and cultural attitudes.

The progressive Left is on a dedicated mission to change hearts and change the law. And, importantly – some of them really believe it, which means they’ll stop at nothing to win.

Their goal? Promote an agenda that leaves children sterile, lets males win female sports, and cancels religious freedom and parental rights.

We cannot, we must not, let this agenda win.

So, what can you do?

  1. Take action. Visit our Action Center to oppose the Equality Act today ­– and watch for future action alerts from us. Want to stand for something good, too? Consider signing the “Promise to America’s Children” here. It’s a Promise to protect the minds, hearts, and bodies of children.
  2. Pray. Join us in praying for truth and justice to prevail in our country. You can sign up to receive prayer alerts here!
  3. Partner with us. Want to do more to protect families across America? You may prayerfully consider partnering with us financially. We could not do our work without your co-laboring with us!

Together, let’s fight to protect families and children. They’re counting on us.

Sincerely,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 


Congressional Legislation Promoting “Gender Identity”

 

  1. H.R.5 —Equality Act – Sponsor: Rep. Cicilline, David N. [D-RI-1]
  2. S.393 Equality Act – Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]
  3. H.R.1440 Fairness for All Act – Sponsor: Rep. Stewart, Chris [R-UT-2]
  4. H.R.1140 Juror Non-Discrimination Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17]
  5. H.Con.Res.4 Supporting the goals and ideals of No Name-Calling Week in bringing attention to name-calling of all kinds and providing schools with the tools and inspiration to launch an ongoing dialogue about ways to eliminate name-calling, bullying, and harassment in their communities. – Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
  6. H.R.1181 Korematsu-Takai Civil Liberties Protection Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]
  7. H.R.1225 National Security Diversity and Inclusion Workforce Act of 2021 -Sponsor: Rep. Connolly, Gerald E. [D-VA-11]
  8. H.R.166 Fair Lending for All Act – Sponsor: Rep. Green, Al [D-TX-9]
  9. H.R.7 —Paycheck Fairness Act – Sponsor: Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3]
  10. H.R.1201 International Human Rights Defense Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Lowenthal, Alan S. [D-CA-47]
  11. S.424 — 117th Congress (2021-2022) International Human Rights Defense Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Markey, Edward J. [D-MA]
  12. H.Con.Res.29 Supporting the goals and ideals of GLSEN’s 2021 Day of Silence in bringing attention to anti-lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and questioning (LGBTQ+) name-calling, bullying, and harassment faced by individuals in schools. – Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]
  13. H.Res.196 Expressing the sense of the House of Representatives regarding the importance of taking a feminist approach to all aspects of foreign policy, including foreign assistance and humanitarian response, trade, diplomacy, defense, immigration, funding, and accountability mechanisms. – Sponsor: Rep. Speier, Jackie [D-CA-14]
  14. H.R.1379 Protecting LGBTQ Youth Act – Sponsor: Rep. Scott, David [D-GA-13]
  15. H.R.1136 Federal Jobs Act – Sponsor: Rep. Hastings, Alcee L. [D-FL-20]
  16. H.Con.Res.26 Supporting the goals and ideals of International Transgender Day of Visibility. – Sponsor: Rep. Wexton, Jennifer [D-VA-10]
  17. H.R.1834 Hate Crimes Commission Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]
  18. H.Res.226 Recognizing that the United States has a moral obligation to meet its foundational promise of guaranteed justice for all. – Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]
  19. H.R.666 Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]
  20. S.162 Anti-Racism in Public Health Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  21. H.R.1110 Civil Rights Legacy Protection Act – Sponsor: Sponsor: Rep. Cohen, Steve [D-TN-9]
  22. H.Res.77 Recognizing the Dominican community’s presence and contributions to Hamilton Heights, Washington Heights, and Inwood. – Sponsor: Rep. Espaillat, Adriano [D-NY-13]
  23. H.R.1596 Commission to Study the Stigmatization, Criminalization, and Ongoing Exclusion and Inequity for LGBTQ Servicemembers and Veterans Act – Sponsor: Rep. Takano, Mark [D-CA-41]
  24. S.728 COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act – Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]
  25. H.R.1227 Medicare-X Choice Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Delgado, Antonio [D-NY-19]
  26. S.386 Medicare-X Choice Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Bennet, Michael F. [D-CO]
  27. S.Res.115 A resolution supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day on March 16, 2021. – Sponsor: Sen. Stabenow, Debbie [D-MI]
  28. H.Res.236 Supporting the goals and ideals of Social Work Month and World Social Work Day on March 16, 2021. – Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
  29. H.R.1843 COVID–19 Hate Crimes Act – Sponsor: Rep. Meng, Grace [D-NY-6]
  30. S.385 Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]
  31. H.R.1241 Full-Service Community School Expansion Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Jones, Mondaire [D-NY-17]
  32. H.R.1458 Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Horsford, Steven [D-NV-4]
  33. S.490 Unemployment Insurance Technology Modernization Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]
  34. H.R.1443 LGBTQ Business Equal Credit Enforcement and Investment Act – Sponsor: Rep. Torres, Ritchie [D-NY-15]
  35. S.940 National Transit Frontline Workforce Training Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Van Hollen, Chris [D-MD]
  36. S.205 Paycheck Fairness Act – Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]
  37. H.Res.67 Expressing the moral responsibility of the Congress to end adult and child poverty in the United States. – Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
  38. H.R.831 Health STATISTICS Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Peters, Scott H. [D-CA-52]
  39. S.738 Police Training and Independent Review Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]
  40. S.299 SAFE TECH Act – Sponsor: Sen. Warner, Mark R. [D-VA]
  41. H.Res.103 Condemning the bigotry that was displayed and voiced during the January 6th siege of the United States Capitol, the prominent role played by White supremacists and domestic terrorists in planning and leading the siege, and the elected officials who encouraged them. – Sponsor: Rep. Chu, Judy [D-CA-27]
  42. H.R.651 Public Health Emergency Privacy Act – Sponsor: Rep. Eshoo, Anna G. [D-CA-18]
  43. S.81 Public Health Emergency Privacy Act – Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]
  44. S.328 Federal Correctional Facilities COVID–19 Response Act – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  45. H.R.1378 Do No Harm Act – Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3]
  46. H.R.549 STOP Bullying Act – Sponsor: Rep. Krishnamoorthi, Raja [D-IL-8]
  47. H.R.1268 Building COVID–19 Vaccine Confidence Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Velazquez, Nydia M. [D-NY-7]
  48. S.597 ERRPA – Sponsor: Sen. Cardin, Benjamin L. [D-MD]
  49. H.R.595 COVID–19 Justice and Accountability Act – Sponsor: Rep. Schakowsky, Janice D. [D-IL-9]
  50. H.R.948 Justice for Incarcerated Moms Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]
  51. H.R.958 Protecting Moms Who Served Act – Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]
  52. H.R.1072 COVID–19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act – Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]
  53. S.324 COVID–19 in Corrections Data Transparency Act – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  54. S.796 Protecting Moms Who Served Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Duckworth, Tammy [D-IL]
  55. S.505 Forced Arbitration Injustice Repeal Act – Sponsor: Sen. Blumenthal, Richard [D-CT]
  56. S.157 Virtual Peer Support Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Cortez Masto, Catherine [D-NV]
  57. H.Res.8 Adopting the Rules of the House of Representatives of the One Hundred Seventeenth Congress, and for other purposes. – Sponsor: Rep. Hoyer, Steny H. [D-MD-5]
  58. H.Res.107 Supporting the goals and ideals of “National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day”. – Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
  59. H.R.791 Tracking COVID–19 Variants Act – Sponsor: Rep. Bera, Ami [D-CA-7]
  60. S.236 Tracking COVID–19 Variants Act – Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]
  61. S.963 Domestic Terrorism and Hate Crimes Prevention Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Durbin, Richard J. [D-IL]
  62. S.512 Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID–19 Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  63. H.R.1370 Equitable Data Collection and Disclosure on COVID–19 Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Pressley, Ayanna [D-MA-7]
  64. S.674 Public Health Infrastructure Saves Lives Act – Sponsor: Sen. Murray, Patty [D-WA]
  65. H.R.562 Protections and Transparency in the Workplace Act – Sponsor: Rep. Lieu, Ted [D-CA-33]
  66. H.R.963 FAIR Act – Sponsor: Rep. Johnson, Henry C. “Hank,” Jr. [D-GA-4]
  67. S.764 CAHOOTS Act – Sponsor: Sen. Wyden, Ron [D-OR]
  68. S.783 COVID Community Care Act – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  69. H.R.1835 COVID Community Care Act – Sponsor: Rep. Lee, Barbara [D-CA-13]
  70. S.937 COVID-19 Hate Crimes Act – Sponsor: Sen. Hirono, Mazie K. [D-HI]
  71. S.Res.172 A resolution declaring racism a public health crisis – Sponsor: Sen. Brown, Sherrod [D-OH]
  72. H.Res.344 Declaring racism a public health crisis. – Sponsor: Rep. Hayes, Jahana [D-CT-5]
  73. H.R.1212 Kira Johnson Act – Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]
  74. H.R.1270 PAID Act – Sponsor: Rep. Watson Coleman, Bonnie [D-NJ-12]
  75. H.R.945 To direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to States to educate providers, managed care entities, and other insurers about the value and process of delivering respectful maternal health care through diverse and multidisciplinary care provider models, and for other purposes. – Sponsor: Rep. Moore, Gwen [D-WI-4]
  76. S.287 A bill to direct the Secretary of Health and Human Services to issue guidance to States to educate providers, managed care entities, and other insurers about the value and process of delivering respectful maternal health care through diverse and multidisciplinary care provider models, and for other purposes. – Sponsor: Sen. Baldwin, Tammy [D-WI]
  77. S.681 COVID–19 in Immigration Detention Data Transparency Act – Sponsor: Sen. Warren, Elizabeth [D-MA]
  78. H.R.1620 Violence Against Women Act Reauthorization Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Jackson Lee, Sheila [D-TX-18]
  79. H.R.1280 George Floyd Justice in Policing Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Bass, Karen [D-CA-37]
  80. H.R.1177 U.S. Citizenship Act – Sponsor: Rep. Sanchez, Linda T. [D-CA-38]
  81. S.348 U.S. Citizenship Act – Sponsor: Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ]
  82. H.R.959 Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Underwood, Lauren [D-IL-14]
  83. S.346 Black Maternal Health Momnibus Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]
  84. H.R.1603 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]
  85. H.R.1537 Farm Workforce Modernization Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Lofgren, Zoe [D-CA-19]
  86. H.R.1393 Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Adams, Alma S. [D-NC-12]
  87. S.300 Justice for Black Farmers Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Booker, Cory A. [D-NJ]
  88. H.R.485 Stronger Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act – Sponsor: Rep. Scott, Robert C. “Bobby” [D-VA-3
  89. H.R.1783 Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act – Sponsor: Rep. Clyburn, James E. [D-SC-6]
  90. S.745 Accessible, Affordable Internet for All Act – Sponsor: Sen. Klobuchar, Amy [D-MN]
  91. S.1 For the People Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Sen. Merkley, Jeff [D-OR]
  92. H.R.1 For the People Act of 2021 – Sponsor: Rep. Sarbanes, John P. [D-MD-3]

 

 

 

With the Wyoming session over, I want to address one of the gravest threats to Religious Liberty we have ever faced as American Citizens. This threat attained warp speed while we were working hard in Wyoming.

In February of this year, H.R. 5 was filed in the U.S. House of Representatives. This legislation has been ironically named the “Equality Act.” I say ironically because it renders us unequal by declaring that some people or beliefs deserve special privileges over others.

As Christians we must be clear about this, “That all men are created Equal” is the “self-evident truth” to which our founders appealed as they established our nation. Establishing equality for all men, regardless of race, was a root cause of the Civil War. 620,000 American soldiers were killed outright in battle or died of disease as they fought to determine the scope of our promised equality.

Equality is the heartbeat of the American experiment, but we must define equality and talk about how equality works in civil government.

For most Americans, equality is defined as treating everyone as equal under the law and ensuring equality of opportunity. But sadly, some have a different and far more insidious definition of “equality”. The new definition declares that some causes and new rights are of greater value than others. In the case of H.R. 5, progressive views of human sexuality trump common-sense policy and fundamental freedoms.

What does this  look like in practice? Take a Christian baker, who is willing to sell cakes to anyone who walks into his bakery but reserves the right to only make specialty cakes that do not conflict with his Christian beliefs. The new definition of “equality” declares that the right to his beliefs is secondary or of lesser value compared to the rights of the person who wants him to make a cake in violation of his beliefs.

Furthermore, H.R. 5 directly attacks the “Religious Freedom Restoration Act,” showing even more clearly that the intent is to make some viewpoints “more equal” than others. The bill states, “The Religious Freedom Restoration Act of 1993 shall not provide a claim concerning, or a defense to a claim under, a covered title, or provide a basis for challenging the application or enforcement of a covered title.” In other words, if sex or gender is at issue – this federal statute meant to protect your religious freedom may not apply.

Clearly, two views of Equality are on the table. The traditional American views says, “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion or prohibiting the free exercise thereof….. It says that it makes most sense for girls and boys to have their own sports teams. It says that God made us male and female and some of our everyday practices naturally acknowledge that.

The other view is H.R. 5, which is currently in the U.S. Senate.

I am writing you to encourage you to email our Senators and remind them that we believe in true equal rights and that is why we ask them to stand against the falsehood of “The Equality Act.”

For true equality,

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

Do men belong in women’s prisons? The California government seems to think so. This month, the LA Times reported that 261 people in prison had requested transfer to the opposite-sex facility – and all but six were males seeking access to female facilities. Importantly, the main qualification for this transfer is self-declared gender identity – meaning it’s possible that men who don’t even identify as women could try to transfer to a women’s facility.

This poses a serious problem, and one that the Equality Act would threaten to bring nationwide.

As our CEO wrote in a new Daily Signal op-ed, “In any other context, being forced to see the opposite sex’s genitalia—or forced to let them see yours—in a shower or at the toilet would be sexual harassment. Yet, under the Equality Act, that would just be daily life for these women.”

That op-ed was co-authored by Amie Ichikawa, a woman who was formerly incarcerated herself and now advocates against injustices that occur toward incarcerated women.

We are livestreaming a conversation with Amie TODAY to highlight this problem – and share what you can do! Please plan to join us. Incarcerated women are among the most vulnerable and overlooked populations, yet few people know about this threat to their physical safety and mental health. As Christians, we are called to care for the vulnerable – so it’s up to us to expose this problem and stop it from spreading.

YOU’RE INVITED

Women in Danger: California, the Equality Act, and What You Can Do

Livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube

TODAY, April 23, 2021

2 PM ET/1 PM CT/12 PM MT/11 AM PT

Join us for this LIVESTREAM as Family Policy Alliance’s Craig DeRoche and Autumn Leva talk with Amie Ichikawa about the very real threats incarcerated women face – and what you can do to help them.

It’s a problem not enough people are talking about. Please join us to get informed, and be sure share this invitation to help spread the word. We’re counting on you to help us make sure the truth about the Equality Act and California’s prison policy is exposed!

See you soon!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

P.S. Seeing this late? You can still watch the livestream on Facebook and YouTube!

Friends,

We recognize the existential threat for religious freedom posed by the Equality Act legislation that is making its way through the U.S. Congress.

That’s why Family Policy Alliance of Idaho has joined other pro-family organizations in expressing our concerns to U.S. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).

Representatives from nearly fifty national and state-based organizations – including Family Policy Alliance of Idaho, Alliance Defending Freedom, Heritage Action, and the American Association of Christian Schools – signed on to the joint letter last week.

The letter affirms that “all people have inherent dignity and should be treated with respect” but explains how the Equality Act “creates greater inequality, hurting not only women, people of faith, religious organizations, employers, and medical professionals, but especially children and their parents.”

What makes the Equality Act so dangerous? This radical legislation adds “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as protected categories in civil rights law. This would mean:

We cannot let the Equality Act decimate our religious freedom. It is vitally important that we defeat the Equality Act and strengthen religious freedom protections at both the state and federal level.

Will you support this important effort by committing to a monthly gift of $25, $75, or $100? Your support enables Family Policy Alliance of Idaho to keep advocating for your family’s freedom to live out your faith. Thank you!

Standing for you,

Blaine Conzatti
Executive Director

Dear Friends,

What a month it’s been.

On February 25, the U.S. House passed the dangerous so-called Equality Act. That Act would redefine “sex” to include “sexual orientation and gender identity” across federal non-discrimination law. As we’ve shared with you before, the Equality Act would hurt women and children, destroy girls’ sports, threaten the rights of parents and doctors, and even open the door to expanded abortion.

This morning, the Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing on that bill. You can send your Senators a message opposing the Equality Act here.

On March 8, President Biden signed two Executive Orders that promote a radical view of sex and gender. One of these Executive Orders will likely be used to allow males to compete (and win) in girls’ sports and to enter girls’ locker rooms and restrooms.

And today, the U.S. House will consider the Equal Rights Amendment — a proposal that could be used to expand abortion, override good sex-based protections for women, and even broaden the definition of sex beyond biological sex.

I’m sensing a theme: redefining sex and, in the process, erasing women.

That’s why today you are invited to join Family Policy Alliance President and CEO Craig DeRoche for a conversation with Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10) as they reveal what’s going on and what Americans can do about it.

JOIN US

Erasing Women: A Conversation with Rep. Jody Hice (GA-10)

Livestreaming on Facebook and YouTube

TODAY, March 17, 2021

 2:45 PM ET/1:45 PM CT/12:45 PM MT/11:45 AM PT

Please join us and don’t forget to send your Senators a message opposing the Equality Act.

See you soon!

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 

P.S. Seeing this late? You can still watch the livestream on Facebook and YouTube, and you can still send your Senator a message!

 

 

 

Last week, we got the news. The dangerous “Equality Act” – the biggest current threat to freedom and the sanctity of life – has been put on the fast track in the U.S. Senate!

That makes it all the more urgent that we move our mobilization into full throttle ASAP.

We are mobilizing in nine states with swing senators who are most likely to decide whether this scheme passes the Senate – and then goes to President Biden for his promised signature.

With Democrats now in charge of the Senate – and some Republicans having supported the same bill in the past – the situation is urgent.

Will you help us turn up the heat on the Senate with your donation?

Let me encourage you. Despite the grim situation, there is hope! Just look at what happened in the House with your help.

Yes, the so-called “Equality Act” passed the House as expected, but the real story is what happened behind the scenes. With your help, we mobilized citizens in the districts of House Republicans who had voted for it in the past. Two of the five representatives changed their position and voted against it!

On top of that, the explosion of grassroots opposition that you made possible is simply phenomenal. For example, your support helped us put together an online rally that, in just days, gathered thousands of live viewers – and brought together a Who’s Who in a diverse coalition working to stop this.

And the Promise to America’s Children – the policy and parental statement we developed in partnership with The Heritage Foundation and Alliance Defending Freedom – has reached hundreds of thousands of Americans with a message pushing back on the “Equality Act.”

Will you help us ramp up even more to defeat this scheme in the Senate? Your gift of support is needed – not just for general pressure on the Senate – but specifically to reach and mobilize tens of thousands of citizens in the states of certain senators who could decide the outcome. It worked in the House. Now it’s urgently needed in the Senate!

So much is on the line, it’s hard to overstate the threat the Equality Act poses to:

Thank you for helping us build momentum against the Equality Act to this point! We couldn’t have done it without you. And now – as we head into the thick of the battle – we need you more than ever.

As God has enabled you, will you join in the action with your gift today?


Craig DeRoche
President & CEO

P.S. The news that the Equality Act is on a “fast track” in the Senate is grim. But there is truly hope! Your gift will help build the public momentum against it and mobilize citizens in the states with swing-vote senators. Thank you for your gift to make it possible!

Just a little while ago, the U.S. House voted 224-206 to pass H.R. 5, the deceptively named bill that is actually the biggest current threat to freedom and the sanctity of life.

What now?

In some ways, this is where the battle really begins.

It was always a longshot to stop the so-called “Equality Act” in Nancy Pelosi’s House, yet it was critical that you and I engage there. And together, we sent a reverberating “shot across the bow” of politicians in both parties who would cater to this dangerous agenda.

All of this gives great momentum as this battle now shifts to the U.S. Senate. After all, this is where the fate of the Equality Act will be decided, as President Biden has already declared that passing it is his #1 priority.

Will you help us ramp up even more to defeat this scheme in the Senate? Your gift of support is needed – not just for general pressure on the Senate – but specifically to reach and mobilize citizens in the states of certain senators who could decide the outcome. It worked in the House. Now it’s urgently needed in the Senate!

So much is on the line, it’s hard to overstate:

Thank you for helping us build momentum against the Equality Act to this point! We couldn’t have done it without you. And now – as we head into the thick of the battle – we need you more than ever.

As God has enabled you, will you join in the action with your gift today?


Craig DeRoche
President and CEO

 

P.S. Today’s outcome in the House was virtually certain, but the battle to stop the dangerous Equality Act could go either way in the Senate. Your gift will help build the public momentum against it and mobilize citizens in the states with swing-vote senators. Thank you for your gift to make it possible!

This morning, thousands of you tuned in to Facebook and YouTube for the #EqualityActExposed rally. Since the event first aired live, it’s garnered more than 32,000 impressions – and counting.

If you joined us live or afterward, thank you for joining to speak out to Congress. Today we made a clear statement that Americans oppose the dangerous Equality Act for a myriad of reasons.

If you haven’t watched the video yet, we encourage you to check it out here. And, don’t forget to share with friends!

We were honored to be joined by 12 other leading national and state organizations, as well as U.S. Senator Mike Lee (UT), Congresswoman Vicky Hartzler (MO-04), and Congresswoman Debbie Lesko (AZ-08).

Throughout the rally, speakers shared many reasons they opposed the Equality Act – ranging from its harm to children, to its destruction of girls’ sports, to the implications for medical professionals. We even had the privilege of being joined by Natasha Chart of the Women’s Liberation Front – a self-styled radical feminist group that opposes the Equality Act because, in their words, it would “erase” women!

Here were some of our favorite moments:

Craig DeRoche, President & CEO for Family Policy Alliance, explained why a diverse collection of groups spanning the ideological spectrum came together in a united front to oppose the so-called Equality Act:

“The sponsors have to call the bill the Equality Act in order to hide what’s really lurking in it—a broken proposal that sets us back decades when it comes to America’s long and hard-fought march toward equal justice for all. We may not agree on all of the issues, but one thing we do agree on: the Equality Act is a deeply broken proposal that amounts to a massive federal government power grab into the most intimate parts of American life and family, intentionally silencing all of us who disagree along the way. There is no other option. Congress must reject it.”

When we experienced technical difficulties at the start of the stream, Joseph Backholm of Family Research Council stepped up to the plate and opened the rally with a great overview of the Equality Act’s many harms. Thank you, Joseph!

Senator Mike Lee (Utah), who has authored a great bill to protect women’s sports (S. 251), spoke about why we must defend girls’ and women’s sports:

“Not only are these girls denied the ability to be able to stand on the stage and be able to compete and get their awards, they are also being denied scholarship potentials. And, if this is allowed to continue across the country, or even as we look at the upcoming Olympics, we are in big trouble as far as all the gains we have made in women’s sports will be wiped away. We’ve got to stand up and stop this right now.”

Dr. Charmaine Yoest, Vice President of the Institute for Family, Community, and Opportunity, The Heritage Foundation

“We’ve spent years fighting to defend the unique differences between men and women and now not only are those differences being erased biologically, they will be eliminated legally. We must cry out ‘Nonsense. Nonsense!’”

Dr. Sharen Ford, Director for Foster Care and Adoption, Focus on the Family shared an inspiring message about the importance of faith-based adoption and foster care – and how the Equality Act would hurt that.

Due to technical challenges, we were unable to stream these messages, but we’re thrilled we can share them with you now:

Many of the organizations participating in the rally, including Family Policy Alliance, asked constituents and viewers to send a message to their U.S. Representative to “Vote NO” on the Equality Act. Together, these organizations are generating tens of thousands of messages into congressional offices!

Here’s a full list of participating organizations, including links they provided to viewers during the rally.


All participating organizations will continue their work to stop the Equality Act.

What comes next? We expect that the Equality Act vote will take place this afternoon (Thursday), and we will be sure to update you of the outcome. If you haven’t already, please send a message to your member of Congress in our Action Alert now. It only takes a minute!

Thank you all again for showing up in force today. This is how we make a difference.

Don’t forget to contact your member of Congress and share the rally recording with friends!

Together in the fight,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 

REMINDER:

At 10:00AM Eastern Time this morning, Family Policy Alliance will be hosting a LIVE virtual rally to show our strong and united opposition to the Equality Act! This is a don’t-miss event—be sure to tune in.

WHAT IS THE EQUALITY ACT?

The Equality Act is a huge federal overreach that is the most dangerous piece of legislation we’ve seen come out of Congress. And it’s easy to see why.

Here are just some of the consequences if the Equality Act passes:

It’s a huge threat, and we need your help to EXPOSE it and to STOP it!

We’re hearing that Democratic leadership will not allow any amendments on the Equality Act before they vote on this unprecedented, dangerous piece of legislation. That means there will be no opportunity for members of Congress to vote on individual threats and concerns within the bill, nor a chance to improve the bill in any way.  And, we know mainstream media will make the bill sound completely harmless. That’s why we’re holding the rally—we need your help to EXPOSE what’s really going on! Don’t forget to RSVP!

WHO WILL BE AT THE RALLY?

We’re inviting pro-family Americans all across the country to attend and be a part of the united opposition against this dangerous bill!

We will hear from an incredible and diverse group of speakers from allied organizations. We can’t wait to hear from them, and we know you will enjoy hearing from them as well!

Here are some of the confirmed participating organizations and individuals:

RSVP and then tune in on Facebook or YouTube

Perhaps at another time, Americans would have gathered outside the U.S. Capitol to peacefully express their opposition to this dangerous legislation.

But right now, the U.S. Capitol is surrounded by guards and wire fencing. At a time when Congress most needs to hear our voice, we can’t go there to share it. So instead, we’re gathering online. The rally will stream live across Facebook and YouTube, and in order to send a strong message to Congress, it’s critical that many people join.

See you at 10:00AM Eastern time/9:00AM Central time/8:00AM Mountain time/7:00AM Pacific time!


Autumn Leva
Vice President for Strategy

Tomorrow, the U.S. House of Representatives will vote on the so-called Equality Act.  If you haven’t heard, this bill would create new protected classes based on a person’s self-identified sexual orientation and gender identity.

This bill poses serious threats to Americans, especially women and children. If it becomes law, the Act will serve as a backdoor way to sanction abortions, introduce explicit content in school curriculum, let boys win in girls’ sports, pressure children toward experimental cross-sex hormones – and silence all of us who disagree.

We must expose this Act for all that it really is.

Unfortunately, Democrat leadership is not expected to allow any amendments on the Equality Act.  That means that there is no real opportunity for members of Congress to improve the bill in any way.

The best way to make sure the Equality Act is exposed is to contact your member of Congress directly.

Please take one minute and send a message now in our Action Center!

Standing Strong,

Meridian Baldacci
Policy and Communications Strategist

 

 

P.S. After you’ve sent your message, don’t forget to mark your calendar and set your alarm for our virtual rally tomorrow ahead of the vote. We’re streaming live at 10 AM ET/9 AM CT/8AM MT/7 AM PT on Facebook and YouTube. Let’s show up in force to let Congress know that Americans oppose the Equality Act. This bill is not what equality looks like.