It’s 2 in the morning as I’m writing this message. Voting may be done in the 2022 midterm elections, but the counts are still coming in – and all the analysis is just getting started.
By the time you’re opening this email, your phone or computer might be flooded with notifications about results in your state or the new Congress. But what does it all mean? And what do YOU need to know as someone who prioritizes family values?
In just a few minutes, we’re breaking it all down LIVE, and we want you to join us.
2022 Election Breakdown: What the Midterms Mean for Families
November 9, 2022
1 pm ET / 12 pm CT / 11 am MT / 10 am PT
Join us for a roundtable discussion with seasoned leaders from two states, moderated by Family Policy Alliance’s own Craig DeRoche and Autumn Leva. They’ll put results in perspective, share what this election means for families, and talk about what comes next for social conservatives. Don’t miss it!
Julaine Appling is President of Wisconsin Family Action. She is known for her longtime and strong stance for life. In fact, her organization was firebombed this spring because of that stance.
John Stemberger is President and General Counsel of Florida Family Policy Council. A lawyer by trade, John is a nationally respected leader and a driving force in protecting families.
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Family Policy Alliance is proud to partner with Julaine Appling, president of our state-based ally Wisconsin Family Council.
November is Adoption Month!
While we’ve had this national recognition month only about 20 years, adoption is, of course, an ages-old means by which children are given an earthly forever family. Adoption is a great option to abortion, but it’s also how some of us get brothers and sisters.
My parents wanted 6 children, but as it turned out couldn’t have any biologically. They trimmed their sails a bit on that number as they began considering adoption. I was adopted first, and they immediately set out to adopt again. This time they wanted a baby boy…
Wisconsin Family Action is one of 40 state groups allied with Family Policy Alliance.
A Wisconsin judge says a work-from-home photographer does not have to comply with city and state “public accommodations” laws that might have forced her to photograph same-sex weddings.
“This is a huge win for free speech in Wisconsin,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action. “No one should be threatened with punishment for having views that the government doesn’t favor.”
Earlier this year Amy Lawson, a professional photographer and blogger who works out of her Madison home, filed what is known as a “pre-enforcement challenge” lawsuit against the City of Madison and the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development, alleging that the city’s public accommodations ordinance and the state’s public accommodations law prohibit her from conducting her business, Amy Lynn Photography Studio, according to the dictates of her conscience and beliefs. Lawson argued the ordinance and law even force her to use her creative expression in support of activities she doesn’t agree with, including same-sex marriage and abortion.
Dane County Circuit Court Judge Richard Neiss determined in a court hearing in the case Amy Lynn Photography Studio v. City of Madison that he would issue an order that declares Lawson and her home-based business are not subject to the city’s public accommodations ordinance or the state’s public accommodations law. Both the state and the city agreed to this resolution.
“What this decision means,” Appling explained, “is that creative professionals in Wisconsin and in Madison, those who, like Amy, don’t have storefronts, have the freedom to determine what ideas they will promote using their artistic talents. In other words, the City of Madison and the State of Wisconsin can’t punish these professionals for exercising their freedom of speech artistically, even if the city or state disagrees with what they are saying.”