The 67th Legislative Session finished its work on April 29 of this year. Many good and bad bills were voted on during the four months of session. So, where did things land for North Dakota family values when all the dust settled?
I would characterize the session as a definite win for family and life values. Bills supporting life, educational choice, family, religious freedom, and similar values were passed and signed into law. I want to thank those legislators who voted for these bills, sometimes in the face of considerable opposition. By the same token, a number of bills antithetical to our biblical values were defeated. Of course, there were a few bills that we would have liked to see pass that didn’t, but then we can’t win everything we’d like to.
To give you an idea of how legislators voted on pro-life and pro-family bills, Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota has put together a scorecard on a few key bills. Look it over and see how your Senator and Representatives voted on these issues. They are at the Capitol to represent you and your values. Find out how they did this session fulfilling that important promise!
For North Dakota,
President and Executive Director
P.S. If documents like the legislative scorecard are valuable to you and your family, won’t you consider donating to our legislative work? You can make a secure gift to our organization by going to our website and donating either by credit card or checking account. Thank you so much for your financial support.
I have some great news! Our pro-life candidates are performing extremely well in their races and with your help, we can take them over the top!
This year, we made it easy for voters to know who our pro-life candidates are with the release of our Election 2020 Pro-Life Candidate Slate. This nonpartisan resource covers races for the U.S. Senate, the U.S. House, the New Mexico Senate, and the New Mexico House. And with absentee and early voting now underway, we need your help to get it in the hands of more voters!
We know that an overwhelming majority of New Mexicans oppose dangerous third-trimester abortions up to the moment of birth and infanticide, but they may not know where the candidates stand on these issues. Therefore, I am asking you to do one thing on behalf of the pro-life movement this week.
Please forward this email to 10 family members, friends, or co-workers, and encourage them to support the life-affirming candidates on this slate.
With less than three weeks until election day, we must finish strong. If everyone receiving this email forwards it to 10 people, we will literally reach tens of thousands of voters – many of whom may still be undecided in these key Congressional and Legislative races.
So please take 2 minutes and forward this email today.
On to victory!
President & Executive Director
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One of the most common questions people ask me is, “How did my legislator vote?”
I am pleased to share this report card for the most recent North Dakota state legislative session. Here is a snapshot of how lawmakers voted on key social and moral legislation related to the right to life, education, family, marriage, and other issues.
Guided by our vision of building a state where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished, this report card focuses on seven bills/resolutions in the North Dakota Senate and House of Representatives during the 2019 Legislative Session. All these are included in this report card. A bill is passed by a simple majority in the Senate (24 votes out of 47 Senators) and the House (48 votes out of 94 Representatives.)
Lawmakers earned percentage grades ranging from 0% to 100%, based on how they voted on the relevant bills coming before their chamber. To arrive at a percentage, we divided the candidate’s number of good votes cast by the number of total bills he/she voted on. Not all lawmakers voted on every bill; the number of absences on these key bills is also noted in the rightmost column.
Lawmakers who voted on a bill consistent with pro-life and pro-family values received a green checkmark; those who voted against these values on a bill received a red “X”. We added the votes and each legislator received a total score indicating the percentage of times they voted with pro-life and pro-family values. The higher the score, the better their ranking.
Please pray for this election and for the 67th legislative session that starts in January. Please pray that legislators may vote in ways that uphold your biblical values as they make important decisions for our state. I’m convinced the best is yet to come!
President and Executive Director
Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of North Dakota.
One of the most common questions people ask is, “How did my legislator vote?”
I am pleased to share this report card for the 2018-2019 New Jersey state legislature. Here is a snapshot of how your representatives in the Assembly and the Senate voted on key social and moral legislation related to life, education, family, marijuana, marriage, and other issues.
Guided by our mission of building a state where God is honored, religious liberty flourishes, families thrive, and life is cherished, this report card shows the votes of your lawmakers on seven central bills heard and voted upon in the 2018-2019 Legislative Session. A bill is passed by a simple majority in the Senate (21 votes needed out of 40 senators) and the Assembly (41 votes needed out of 80 assembly members.)
Lawmakers earned letter grades ranging from A to F based on how they voted on these seven top bills. This report card is not an endorsement of any candidate or political party. It does not measure any lawmakers’ integrity, commitment to their faith, work ethic, or rapport with Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey®. It does, however, accurately report how your representatives voted on seven bills that harm or protect your family values.
The bills scored include:
- LGBT Curriculum Mandate in All Public Schools
- Contraception Coverage – Religious Exemption Removal
- Planned Parenthood Funding Increase
- “Medical Aid in Dying for the Terminally Ill Act” – Physician Assisted Suicide
- Palliative and Hospice Care Act
- Legalization of Recreational Marijuana Ballot Initiative
- Safe Haven Information Act
A printed version of this informative scorecard will be sent to 1500 pastors across New Jersey who are part of our network. In addition, each legislator will receive the scorecard for their own purposes. Please pray for the 219th legislative session that started on Jan. 14th.
The best is yet to come!
Director of Advocacy
Director of Alliances, Family Policy Alliance
Founder & Past President, New Jersey Family Policy Council
Paid for by Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey, 1977 N. Olden Avenue, Suite 241, Trenton, New Jersey, 08618. This expenditure was not made with the cooperation or prior consent of, or in consultation with, or at the request or suggestion of, any candidate, or person or committee acting on behalf of the candidate.
I am pleased to share with you the Family Policy Alliance of Kansas scorecard for the 2017-2018 legislative session.
Recently, my friend, a former legislator, told me a story about the time when his officemate, a pro-abortion Republican, was supposed to meet with a group of pro-life constituents. The officemate was held up for a few minutes, so my friend chatted with the group about a piece of pro-life legislation he was sponsoring. When the pro-abortion Republican showed up, the group excitedly shared with him how grateful they were for his support of the pro-life bill.
They had no idea their representative was anti-life. He was a Republican from a conservative area, so they assumed he shared their values.
This is all too common. Ultimately, the best way to know if your representative is committed to defending your values is not their words, campaign literature, or party affiliation, it’s their votes.
That’s why we created the scorecard.
We included just five crucial votes on legislation directly related to life, family, and religious freedom. There’s no ambiguity here. No confusing legislative maneuvers. No “gotcha” votes. We aren’t putting members in a tough spot by asking them to weigh the good aspects of legislation over the bad.
Truthfully, these were easy votes. Declaring pornography a public health hazard? Ensuring women know if their doctor has been disciplined by an oversight board? Affirming the right of parents to make health care decisions for their minor children? Defending faith-based adoption agencies?
You are either for life, family, and religious freedom or you aren’t.
Will you share this information with your friends and family members? Post it in Facebook. Do your family and friends a favor by helping them know what’s what.
President and Executive Director
p.s. Don’t forget to vote on August 7!
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