Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey Endorses Sylvia Petillo for Sussex County Freeholder

Sylvia is an alumnus of the Statesman Academy, our sister organization’s program that trains and equips elected officials for effective public service to advance godly values in our nation. She is truly dedicated to seeing a New Jersey where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished. Sylvia is the incumbent Sussex County Freeholder and is seeking re-election on Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Her previous experience includes serving as the mayor of Hopatcong for nine years, as a city councilwoman, and as a member of the Board of Education. I urge you to go to the polls and express your support of Sylvia Petillo and other godly leaders in New Jersey. Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 8 p.m.


Shawn Hyland
Director of Advocacy
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey


Len Deo
Director of Alliances Northeast Region, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council

 

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We can all acknowledge that the Left does not hide its agenda or its strategy. It is very clear, if you are watching. The most recent attack from the Left requires that every man, woman, and child, no matter their station in life, agree with their radical sexual agenda.

As you already know, LGBTQ+ activists are targeting city councils in Johnson County to compel agreement with their sexual ideology in the form of sexual orientation and gender identity nondiscrimination ordinances (SOGI). Because the SOGI issue has been in the local news recently, you also know why this is such an important matter.

Your vote in the City Election on November 5th can send a strong message about these attacks.

As noted in an email yesterday, these new ordinances and laws affect Kansas businesses and consumers in drastic ways. They also pose safety and privacy issues for girls and women because they mandate restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms be gender neutral.

This issue is front and center in your city election on November 5th. Our voter guide will help you see where the candidates in Olathe and Shawnee stand on protecting girls and women’s privacy. Click here to view/print the Olathe voter guide. Click here to view/print the Shawnee voter guide. Know where your candidates stand and please don’t forget to vote November 5th.

For the freedom of all Kansans,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

 

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We can all acknowledge that the Left does not hide its agenda or its strategy. It is very clear, if you are watching. The most recent attack from the Left requires that every man, woman, and child, no matter their station in life, agree with their radical sexual agenda.

Your vote in the City Election on November 5th can send a strong message about this agenda in Wichita. (Learn which candidates support this radical agenda below.)

As noted in an email yesterday, these new ordinances and laws affect Kansas businesses and consumers in drastic ways. They also pose safety and privacy issues for girls and women because they mandate restrooms, locker rooms and changing rooms be gender neutral.

As we’ve discussed before several city councils in Johnson County have been quietly passing SOGI ordinances.

But it’s not just Johnson County that is being targeted. Wichita is the next city in the bullseye.

This issue is front and center in the Wichita election on November 5th, and depending on whom you vote for in the upcoming election, a SOGI ordinance could make its way into Wichita very soon.

The candidates below have expressed support for the LGBTQ+ agenda or have been endorsed by radical LGBTQ+ groups. Several of them even held a campaign event in a gay bar:

Wichita Mayor
Brandon Whipple
Amy Lyon

City Council District 2
Becky Tuttle
Rodney Wren

City Council District 4
Beckie Jenek

Wichita (USD 259) School Board
Stan Reeser
Joseph W. Shepard

Please remember to vote on November 5th and vote your values.

For the freedom of all Kansans,

Brittany Jones, Esq.
Director of Advocacy

 

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Dear Friends,

Have you heard of Drag Queen Story Hour? It’s all the rage across the country. Drag performers—almost always homosexual men dressing and acting as women in overtly sexualized ways—descend on local public libraries to read stories to young preschoolers, all with the stated goal of “defying rigid gender distinctions” and giving young tots “unabashedly queer role models.”

Drag Queen Story Hour (DQSH) became commonplace in public libraries when it received the imprimatur of the American Library Association (ALA) a few years back. In fact, the ALA even offers workshops to help public librarians “learn best practices for setting up Drag Queen Story Hours in their locations” and “be prepared with strategies and language to explain and, if necessary, defend groundbreaking and potentially controversial programming.”

Although DQSH has yet to claw its way into Idaho public library buildings, the Boise Public Library did cosponsor a Drag Queen Story Hour event at Crazy Neighbor, a boutique costume shop in Boise, back in 2017. The event was billed as “fun for the whole family.” Uh-huh.

Notably, the drag performance craze has now reached local politicking here in Idaho. Three Moscow City Council candidates recently attended an event, “Drag the Vote,” which featured a candidate forum with some drag performances for entertainment. Call me old-fashioned, but I just don’t see why a candidate forum and a drag show go together.

The “Drag the Vote” Facebook event page was organized by the campaign for Sandra Kelly, one of the Moscow City Council candidates. Maureen Laflin and Incumbent Councilor Anne Zabala also participated in the candidate forum. Clearly, these progressive candidates think associating their campaigns with drag shows is a political opportunity instead of a political liability.

It wasn’t too long ago that doing drag was something reserved for seedy night clubs. One thing I hope we all can still agree on is that drag performances have no place in either public libraries or at candidate forums.

All of this would have been unthinkable just a decade ago. We must stand up and speak loudly against this normalization of adult entertainment at community events.  Let’s make it clear: Drag Queen Story Hour and “Drag the Vote” have no place here in Idaho.

Family Policy Alliance of Idaho exists to promote public policies and cultural values that enable human flourishing. Will you stand with us in building an Idaho where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished?

Standing with you and your families,

Blaine Conzatti
Director of Advocacy

 

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Yes, it’s the first Tuesday of November in an odd-numbered year.  That means, for the most part, elections that are dominated by local bond measures, county commissioner contests and other lower-profile races.  All are good reasons to get out and vote—and these races, especially for school board, can make the most difference right in your area for your family—but most are not headline grabbers beyond their local area.

Still, Election Day 2017 does offer some nationally impactful races to keep an eye on as election results roll in on Tuesday evening.

Most of the national limelight is on Virginia, where voters will choose a new governor.  With liberal Gov. Terry McAuliffe on his way out, voters will choose between Democrat Ralph Northam and Republican Ed Gillespie.  Northam fashions himself as a moderate, though his record as Terry McAuliffe’s Lieutenant Governor would say otherwise.  And, in the final days of the campaign, Gillespie has closed within striking distance by pointing that out.

Virginia is also home to a high-profile Attorney General race that has attracted major outside spending.  In the final weeks, Family Policy Alliance’s allied organization in Virginia, The Family Foundation Action, has focused voters’ attention on the scandalously pro-abortion record of the Democrat incumbent, Mark Herring.

Herring stunned many observers by issuing an opinion that set aside Virginia’s statutory rape and mandatory reporting laws when it came to abortion clinics. That allowed Virginia abortion centers to avoid reporting many likely statutory rapes of 13- and 14-year-old girls.  Even worse, the abortion center that precipitated the opinion is located in an area that has major problems with sex trafficking – meaning that, in many cases, sexual predators are the ultimate beneficiary of Herring’s pro-abortion ruling.

Elsewhere, voters in New Jersey will elect a new governor to replace outgoing Gov. Chris Christie.  And voters in Utah’s Third Congressional District will choose a replacement for the retiring Jason Chaffetz.

Among the most important local races is the school board election in Douglas County, Colorado, which has become ground zero in the nationwide fight for parental choice in education.

A six-year effort to enact a modest voucher program has been stuck in the courts, but a U.S. Supreme Court directive this year gave new hope that the program will survive the legal challenge.  Yet even with a favorable legal outcome, the survival of the school choice program is likely to be determined by the results of Tuesday’s school board elections.

So what’s the point? The point is..during an election year where there’s not a big, showy presidential race driving everyone to the polls, these local elections give voters who care about the value of life, family, and religious freedom an opportunity to shape what their school, city, state and ultimately country look like for their families!

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On Nov. 7, voters in many states will head to the polls, generally to vote on lower-level races such as school boards.  But while most of these races won’t garner major attention, they can still have major impact.

Case in point: the elections for school board in Douglas County, Colorado.  This exurban county on the southern edge of the Denver metropolitan area has become ground zero in the nationwide fight for parental choice in education.

In 2011, a group of reformers on the school board passed a modest voucher program that would allow 500 students – out of 67,000 students in the district – to receive publicly funded scholarships to attend private schools.  But ever since, the program has been embroiled in court challenges.  However, last June, a U.S. Supreme Court decision gave the program new life, directing the Colorado Supreme Court to reconsider the program under favorable parameters.

But even with a favorable legal outcome, the survival of the school choice program is likely to be determined by the results of Tuesday’s school board elections.  With four open seats, each side on this issue is backing their own slate of four candidates.  Not surprisingly, teachers unions are spending heavily to elect the anti-school choice slate.  One union alone has already poured $300,000 into supporting the liberal slate.

Family Policy Alliance’s allied organization, CFA Foundation, has produced a voter guide specifically for the Douglas County School Board elections.  If you are a voter in this district – the third largest in the state – or if you know someone who is, please click here to access and share this helpful guide.

This week my family received a bright orange flyer in the mail from the Johnson County Election Office. My wife saw it and asked, “What are we voting for now?”

I get it. There always seems to be an election going on somewhere for something. Who can keep up? It’s especially easy to miss the importance of off-year elections. Add to that that many of these races are non-partisan and require a primary and you begin to understand why turnout hovers around 10 percent.

It would be a mistake not to vote. These races aren’t terribly exciting, but they are important. It’s likely the outcome of these local races will affect your family and the issues you care about more than the big races.

Positions up for a vote include seats on City Councils and School Boards across the state. Do you know that many of the so-called “non-discrimination” decrees that have been so destructive to the lives of faithful Christians around the country are city ordinances? Activists understand the strategic importance of establishing policy footholds at the local level. In Kansas, the cities of Lawrence, Manhattan and Roeland Park currently have such ordinances. If it’s not already doing so, your city council will soon confront this issue.

Your school board is where things hit home in a big way. School boards are empowered to enact all kinds of policy, from the content of sex-education curriculum to policies regarding access to private facilities. In 2015, the parents of Derby were forced to confront the members of their school board when Derby High School implemented a policy compromising privacy by allowing students to choose locker rooms and bathrooms on the basis of their claimed “gender identity.”

You’ve heard it a million times: “Your vote counts.” In these elections, it really does. Local races plus low turnout means candidates are elected with just a few hundred votes and razor-thin margins. Your vote might mean the difference between a school board that affirms parental rights in education and one that actively works to undermine the values you instill in your kids!

Find your County Election Office. Google the candidates. Ask your local party leadership what they know about them. Attend a forum.

Then vote. The primary is August 1, but early voting has already started in some counties.

Sincerely,

Eric Teetsel
Executive Director