“Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which so easily ensnares us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us.” -Hebrews 12:1

Dear Friends:

I am so thankful for the tremendous words of encouragement and support as we begin a New Year. I stand in awe of what God is doing through you and the difference you are making through us at Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming.

This week, I want to take a brief moment and let you know where we are headed and what you can expect from us as we begin 2022.

So with that, here are our top 3 goals for 2022:

#1—We will continue to be a Christian voice for you in Cheyenne during the 2022 Legislative Session!

In addition to providing policy support to our legislators, Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will work diligently to advance a legislative agenda that defends human life, strengthens families and protects our First Amendment rights.

We will be tracking legislation and will keep you informed about specific bills we need to support or oppose. Further, we will be providing opportunities for you to engage directly with your elected officials, so please keep an eye out for our “Action Alerts.”

#2—We will work hard to elect pro-life, pro-family, and pro-religious freedom candidates during the 2022 Election!

Immediately following the 2020 election, the radical agenda of the far left was revealed in a new way. Wyoming schools, along with schools across the nation, were introduced to a new leftist doctrine called “systemic racism.” New “Social-Emotional Learning” (SEL) programs were introduced in our schools, turning them from a safe place to learn the basics of a good education to a place of politicized “self-actualization.”

The radical left used fear of the COVID-19 pandemic in new ways to invade the basic freedoms of our entire country. One thing is clear—if we want change, we must work for it. And this year, we have that opportunity. Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming will be tracking races, researching candidates, and scoring incumbent votes. In select races, we will also actively engage through official endorsements and/or voter guides, so voters can make informed decisions before heading to the polls.

#3—We will continue to grow our network of pastors and churches throughout the state.

Politics runs downstream from the culture, and the Church is responsible for helping to shape our culture. Therefore, we want to continue to serve pastors and churches by being a dependable, honest resource to help keep them informed on current events and public policy issues impacting religious freedom, families, and life.

God bless you! Let’s get to work!

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

Dear Friends,

The year 2021 has seemed to be a year of unmet expectations. After the disappointment that came with 2020, many of us looked to 2021 for “better.” Whether we were looking for better health, better finances, better politics, we expected 2021 to be better than 2020. We may have had glimpses of better this year, but the harder we tried to hold onto it, the harder it was to see – like the fog of a dream upon waking. In 2021, New Mexico didn’t see “better.” In fact, we reached some all-time lows.

But amid discouraging blows, light shined through the darkness.

This year could have been better. Many things could have gone differently but playing the “what if” game won’t help us achieve better in 2022. Looking back, we see where we’ve been and where we are headed if nothing changes. And so, we look to 2022 for change in…

These changes are possible and we will fight to see them flourish, but your support is critical. Please help us see change for a better New Mexico in 2022 by supporting us now. Every dollar you give this week will be doubled by the $150,000 Challenge Grant to have 2x the impact.

Thank you for your support. Thank you for your prayers. Thank you for believing in the vision of a better New Mexico.

Ready for Change,

Jodi Hendricks
Executive Director

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I hope you were able to rest this holiday season because, as we advance biblical citizenship in 2022, there is much for the Wyoming faith community to accomplish in the year ahead.

Those of you I’ve spoken with personally know how grateful I am for the growth, impact, and victories this organization achieved in 2021. Because of supporters like you, we’ve transformed the Wyoming political landscape for the better!

Yet, you also know what a critical year lies ahead, and I hope you know the degree to which we are resolved to achieve new heights, incredible victories, and powerful change for our values. Our New Year’s resolutions don’t involve tipping the scales a bit or making minor adjustments – they are to deliver generation-defining victories for our state like:

Just a few short years ago, none of this would have been possible. But you have helped launch and build this organization into the leading advocate for our values right here in our state. You’ve helped save lives, elect godly leaders, and transform our culture.

Now, we must be resolved to do even more in 2022.

PLEASE PRAY. This year could not be more critical. Those opposed to our values are likewise resolved – except their objective is to undermine science, de-value human life, supplant the role of the family, undo the progress we’ve made. They violate both the Constitution and basic common sense. Will we exceed their resolute efforts to do harm with our fortitude to see good realized in our state?

In a month, the Wyoming legislative session will begin – where we will have the opportunity to pass God-honoring legislation. Months after that, we will be in primary season, where we will work to ensure we have the most pro-family nominees possible. Then, in November, a general election that could define our state for decades to come will take place. And, amid all of this, we will be at work to reach the people of Wyoming with the message of how the love of Christ can be displayed in the public square and shown in our public policy.

2022 will be a year for men and women of faith to stand for truth and live as a shining light in the darkness.

Thank you for all you do to fight for righteous values in Wyoming. May you and your family have a wonderful New Year!

Nathan Winters
Executive Director

2021 was a wild year! Twitter canceled people for speaking the truth. Congressional radicals tried to pass the Equality Act, force women into the draft, and more. The Biden-Harris Administration brought its own radical policies on life, sex and gender, and religious freedom. And that’s just scratching the surface of the challenges families faced this year.

But this year, we also saw amazing wins – because of you! You helped save kids from transgender experiments. More states saved girls’ sports. Many states took steps to protect life. And Roe v. Wade faced a challenge at the Supreme Court.

As we reflect on the year behind us, we’re also looking ahead. 2022 is a critical year with many opportunities to win for families.

Here’s our one-minute recap:

This New Year’s, we’re grateful for you. And we’re eagerly anticipating a 2022 filled with even more wins for the family.

From all of us at Family Policy Alliance, happy New Year!

The Family Policy Alliance Team

May this email find you and your family joyful as we head in to 2021!

Yes, 2020 was a tough year – for some it was devastating, and for most it was challenging. But thankfully, our earthly circumstances don’t dictate the state of our hearts. As Paul says in Romans 15:13: “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you abound in hope.” What a privilege it is to have our hope in the person of Christ, rather than the circumstances of this world!

The team at Family Policy Alliance is so grateful for you and your contributions to our shared mission over this past year. We truly believe that what the evil one intended for harm is being used to glorify Jesus.

We see it in our work. The ground we gained in many areas critical to our mission is clear – from policy advances to political gains. (Yes, we actually gained ground in state capitols and in the U.S. House!)

As we enter 2021, we lift up our families and pray that yours is thriving today. We share our gratitude for our blessings of life and liberty, even as we unleash our citizenship to expand those freedoms in this new year. We pray for the wisdom, courage and stamina to advance family policy in a way that honors God.

Of course, the challenges on the horizon are evident, and we’ll need your prayerful engagement and support to meet those head on.

But the opportunities are real and exciting as well – especially at the state level. The potential to protect life, uphold religious freedom and expand parental rights – and then to see those laws upheld in a new-look Supreme Court – is very real indeed. We’ll also need your help to make those possibilities a reality.

And as we celebrate 52 of 55 Statesmen Academy alumni winning their elections in 2020, we also look to grow our service to the more than 100 graduates and to expand our reach to more Christian elected officials – helping them live out their values in the position of power to which God has entrusted them.

Thank you for all that you have done to support Family Policy Alliance® in the past year. And in 2021, may we together – regardless of the circumstances – joyfully work for a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Joyful New Year,

Craig DeRoche
President and CEO