There’s no denying it: 2022 has been a year for the books.
The Biden Administration introduced a host of dangerous policies. Title IX turned 50. Gas prices reached an all-time high. And of course, Roe v. Wade was overturned!
But even as all of that was happening on the national front, leaders in states around the nation were hard at work to protect life, promote parental rights, and make their states places where families could thrive.
That’s why this week, we’re pleased to announce the winners of our annual Craig’s List Awards – an award series named for our CEO and President Craig DeRoche and given to states making valiant pro- family efforts around the country. And this year, for the first time ever, we’re inviting YOU to join us for the awards ceremony, where we’ll publicly announce the winners! Receiving the awards on behalf of each state will be leaders from family policy councils, premier pro-family organizations in the states. Family Policy Alliance is pleased to host the alliance of family policy councils!
TOMORROW, we’ll announce the winners of:
- Life Champion Award – given to states that banned or nearly banned abortions following the historic overturn of Roe v. Wade
- Save Girls’ Sports Award – these states passed laws ensuring that girls’ sports are just for girls!
- Clean Sweep Award – given to a state where pro-family candidates won across the board in this year’s primary election
- Best Team Effort – given to a state whose parents banded together to protect their children!
- Biggest Upset Award – awarded to a state with one of the most surprising and attention-grabbing wins of the last year!
- Facing the Giants Award – awarded to a state that fought back against a dangerous ideology and won!
- Defensive Play of the Year – awarded to a state whose leaders admirably stopped an effort that would have endangered children.
- Victory of the Year – given to a state with a win so notable it had mainstream media upset for weeks!
And of course, come to learn which state is the 2022 Most Pro-Family State of the Year, a title given to a state whose leaders made significant across-the-board progress for families. Is it your state? Or think you know which state it should be?
JOIN US TOMORROW TO FIND OUT!
Thursday, August 18
11:30 a.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. CT / 9:30 a.m. MT / 8:30 a.m. PT
Join us tomorrow to learn about the good news coming from around the nation! Get ready to be encouraged, and send in a virtual “cheer” if your state is among the winners!
We can’t wait to celebrate with you!
|Family Policy Alliance is honored to host of an alliance of about 40 state family policy councils, pictured at an FPA strategic summit this summer in D.C. Thanks to your support, this alliance is growing!|
If there has ever been a year to demonstrate how important states are in the fight for our nation, it is 2021.
Our Founders emphasized the states for good reason, and we are seeing that play out all around us right now. While the federal government alternates between gridlock (on good days) and blatant attacks on our freedoms and values, the victories are coming from the states!
- The states have led the way in pushing back on the LGBT agenda with laws to save girls’ sports and to protect kids from transgender surgeries and hormones. Mainstream media even credited these state efforts with putting the brakes on the Equality Act in D.C.
- States are also leading the way in remarkable efforts to protect life! 2021 was a landmark year, with dozens upon dozens of new pro-life protections passed by states, highlighted by the Texas Heartbeat Law going into effect this fall.
Much of this good news has come from the alliance of state Family Policy Councils that, with your support, Family Policy Alliance hosts.
And that alliance is growing! Today, we launch a new independent pro-family organization in North Dakota – the North Dakota Family Alliance. And that follows our three other new launches this summer – new independent groups in Georgia, Idaho and Kansas.
We’re working toward additional new launches in this coming year, and we really do need your continued (or new) support to keep this momentum in the states growing. Thank you for your prayers, your actions and your gifts that make this impactful work possible!
Vice President, State Alliances
Leaders from our 40 allied state family policy councils (FPCs) gathered for the 25th Family Policy Alliance FPC Conference held July 24-28 in Colorado Springs.
It ran concurrently with the Statesmen Academy, which is a project of our sister organization called Family Policy Foundation. More than 30 men and women, who are either in office or seeking to be in office, learned what it means to govern based on principle and to join a dynamic network of like-minded lawmakers.
Each group heard from Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, Sen. Tom Coburn, Rep. Joe Pitts, Rep. Daniel Webster, Matthew Spalding from Hillsdale College, and other experts who shared insights on everything from policy to technology to how to win. The theme for the week: “Ready to Win.”
Here are some photos to give you a window into these outstanding events.
The debate over gender confusion is everywhere right now. Protecting the privacy and safety of women and girls in the most vulnerable spaces – locker rooms, showers and restrooms – is on the national stage.
Family Policy Alliance is proud to work with the Family Policy Institute of Washington. FPIW has produced a series of videos unpacking opinions on the subject. The latest asks college students whether there is a difference between men and women. Their answers may surprise you.