Today, we are pleased to share with you not one but two encouraging developments from the past week.
First, some of you joined us last night for our first ever LIVE Q&A with CEO Craig DeRoche.
During this special time, Craig shared his background, his vision for Family Policy Alliance, and his encouragement for Christians as we head into 2021.
Thank you to the many of you who participated!
If you weren’t able to make it, we encourage you to check out the recording on YouTube.
Watch to find out:
- Who is Craig? What is his personal testimony of faith?
- Why should Christians who aren’t lawyers or policy professionals engage in public policy issues? What can you do now to make a difference?
- What are Family Policy Alliance’s top priorities in the coming year?
- What encouragement does Craig have for Christians in 2021?
But that’s not all! Last week, a Congressional Democrat introduced pro-life, pro-woman legislation – and that means we’re making progress.
Throughout this year, we’ve shared with you how House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has stonewalled various bills in Congress designed to protect life and protect children from the transgender agenda.
Those bills include the Born Alive Survivors Protection Act, which would require healthcare professionals to provide appropriate medical care for babies who survive botched abortions, and a bill that would reserve girls’ sports for biological girls.
Despite gaining significant numbers of cosponsors, both bills have languished — but that wasn’t the end of the story.
Last week, something remarkable happened.
In her final days before retiring from Congress, U.S. Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii) – who also ran for the Democratic presidential nomination earlier this year – introduced two bills nearly identical to the ones previously introduced by Reps. Ann Wager (R-Missouri) and Greg Steube (R-Florida).
At first glance, while it’s encouraging that a Democrat congresswoman would support these efforts, there’s more at play here.
Gabbard could easily have simply cosponsored the existing bills – yet she chose to make a much bigger statement. By introducing a similar set of bills, she demonstrated that protecting babies who survive abortions and ensuring that female athletes compete on a fair playing field have gained traction in our culture.
Family Policy Alliance has long believed that these two issues should be non-partisan, commonsense proposals that attract widespread support from both major political parties and both genders.
That’s why earlier this year, we and our allies at Family Policy Alliance of Idaho worked together to pass the Fairness in Women’s Sports bill into law. That first-of-its-kind law led to our Save Girls Sports campaign, which underscores our ongoing commitment to advance policy that will protect our children and grandchildren from the transgender agenda.
And as we look ahead to the coming year, protecting life remains at the top of our list of priorities – and it is gaining ground. With your ongoing biblical citizenship and prayers, we will see progress in 2021 to protect babies and female athletes in our nation.
Standing for the family,
Family Policy Alliance