faq

Q. When is Election Day in Wisconsin ?

Answer:
The Spring Primary is February 21, 2017.
The Spring Election will be held April 4, 2017.
The 2017 Fall General Election will be held November 7, 2017.

Q. Whom should I vote for?

Answer:  “… the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption.”—James A. Garfield, 20th President and minister during the Second Great Awakening

To help you elect legislators who are not “ignorant, reckless or corrupt,” Wisconsin Family Action offers Election Central where you will find up-to-date voter information publications that compiles voting records, donation records, endorsements and issue surveys of each candidate in the General Election, and statewide candidates in the Wisconsin Primary Election.

Q. Who is on my ballot?

Answer: You may review a sample ballot by going to your Election Central, clicking on “Review a Sample Ballot” and selecting “Regular Voter.” Add your personal information and you will be able to view a sample ballot for the upcoming election.

Q. Who are my elected representatives?

Answer: You may find your elected officials by clicking HERE and entering your address in the search bar in the upper right-hand corner of the page.

Q. Is abortion legal in Wisconsin?

Answer: Wisconsin State law requires that a woman meet with a counselor and physician before she can have an abortion. In Wisconsin, abortions cannot be performed after 24 weeks of pregnancy. After this counseling appointment, the woman must wait at least 24 hours before she can return for the abortion procedure. In addition, a woman must undergo an ultrasound before obtaining an abortion; the provider must show and describe the image to the woman. (Note: WFA is 100% pro-life and believes that life begins at conception and ends at natural death.)

Q. Can a minor obtain an abortion in Wisconsin?

Answer:  Yes. However, the parent of a minor must consent before an abortion is performed. (Wis. Stat. § 48.375)

Q.  How reputable is Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin in handling taxpayer money?

Answer:  Following a 2015 open records request of Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin (PPWI), Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF) attorneys, revealed 26 Department of Health Services (DHS) audits uncovering $43,000 in Medicaid overbilling by PPWI. However, these audits were very limited in scope in terms of location, time frame, and type of claims. And all but the last audit were conducted and released under former Gov. Jim Doyle, a pro-abortion Democrat. As reported by ADF,  a growing number of federal and state audits have documented that waste, fraud, and abuse by state family planning agencies have resulted in losses to the American taxpayer of more than $115 million. Forty-four state audits in 9 states found overpayments of over $8 million to Planned Parenthood affiliates.

In February of 2016, Governor Scott Walker signed two bills into law that limit funding for PPWI. One of the bills requires federal family planning grant money to be distributed to “less controversial” health clinics and departments in the state, meaning that abortion clinics in the state will be barred from receiving federal Title X funding. The second piece of legislation requires abortion providers to seek reimbursements through the state’s Medicaid program.

While these bills reduce the amount of taxpayer funding to PPWI, they do not eradicate it.

Q. Is physician-assisted suicide legal in Wisconsin?

Answer: No. Legislation legalizing physician-assisted suicide in Wisconsin has been introduced nearly every legislative session since the early 1990’s and failed with each attempt. Wis. Stat § 940.12 states, “Whoever with intent that another take his or her own life assists such person to commit suicide is guilty of a Class H felony.”

Q. When will the Wisconsin pro-life “Choose Life” license plate be available for purchase?

Answer: After years of hard work, a Choose Life Wisconsin license plate is becoming a reality. The red, white and black plate features an ink print of a baby’s foot and the words Choose Life and should be available some time later in 2017. The effort began years ago as a cooperative project of Wisconsin Family Action and Pro-Life Wisconsin. $25 from the sale of each plate will go to Choose Life Wisconsin, an independent not-for-profit corporation. Choose Life Wisconsin will then distribute those funds to various Wisconsin Pregnancy Resource Centers. Over $23 million has been raised nationally from the sale of Choose Life plates in various states. Read more HERE.

Q. How do I testify at a public hearing held at the Wisconsin State Capitol?

Answer: Instructions for testifying at a public hearing may be found in “The Citizen’s Guide to Participation in the Wisconsin State Legislature” —CLICK HERE

Q. Can churches be involved in politics?

Answer: Most definitely! Click HERE to access your Election Central and select “Guidelines For Political Activities in Churches” published by Alliance Defending Freedom.

 

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