WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION COMMENDS WISCONSIN’S PRO-LIFE MEMBERS OF CONGRESS & ATTORNEY GENERAL

Madison – Last week 34 US Senators and 140 Members of the US House of Representatives submitted a friend-of-the-court brief supporting the right of states to pass laws regarding protecting the health and well-being of women seeking an abortion. Among those senators and members of the House are Wisconsin’s US Senator Ron Johnson (R) and US House of Representatives members Speaker of the House Paul Ryan (R-CD 1), Jim Sensenbrenner (R-CD 5), Glenn Grothman (R-CD 6), Sean Duffy (R-CD 7) and Reid Ribble (R-CD 8).  The case, Whole Woman’s Health v. Hellerstedt, is scheduled for oral arguments on Wednesday, March 2, before the US Supreme Court.  The Court will likely issue an opinion in this case by the end of June.

Read more here.

WISCONSIN FAMILY ACTION TO LEGISLATORS: DAILY FANTASY SPORTS IS GAMBLING

Madison –  “I can declare that a dog is a cat and that doesn’t change the truth or the reality—even if I dress the dog up like a cat.  It’s still a dog,” declared Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling in a public hearing yesterday.

The Assembly Committee on State Affairs and Government Operations held a hearing Wednesday on a bill, Assembly Bill 800, that goes to great lengths to try to convince people that gambling is not gambling.  The bill blatantly declares that Daily Fantast Sports (DFS) is not gambling and creates a means to legalize the games and regulate them, ostensibly for “consumer protection” reasons.

Read more here.

Speak up WISCONSIN: TUESDAY – Public hearing on the SALE of BABY BODY PARTS at 10 a.m.

In response to strong outrage elicited by the recent undercover sting videos showing Planned Parenthood officials discussing the sale of body parts from aborted children and the gruesome dissection of children in Planned Parenthood laboratories, Wisconsin’s pro-life champion Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere) authored three new bills that ban the sale/transfer of baby body parts AND defund Planned Parenthood.

View the videos HEREHERE, HERE, HERE and HERE(Warning: EXTREMELY GRAPHIC)

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NOW IS YOUR OPPORTUNITY TO WEIGH IN!

THIS TUESDAY, 8/10/2015, AT 10 A.M. is a PUBLIC HEARING at the WI State Capitol!

Attend the hearing and let your voice for the unborn be HEARD – INFO BELOW:

Assembly

PUBLIC HEARING

Committee on Criminal Justice and Public Safety

The committee will hold a public hearing on the following items at the time specified below:

Tuesday, August 11, 2015

10:00 AM

225 Northwest

Assembly Bill 305

Relating to: sale and use of fetal body parts and providing a criminal penalty.

By Representatives Jacque, Kleefisch, Brandtjen, Allen, August, Bernier, Born, R. Brooks, Craig, Czaja, Edming, Gannon, Heaton, Horlacher, Hutton, Jarchow, Katsma, Kerkman, Knudson, Kooyenga, Kremer, Krug, Kuglitsch, Kulp, T. Larson, Macco, Murphy, Neylon, A. Ott, J. Ott, Petersen, Quinn, Rohrkaste, Schraa, Skowronski, Spiros, Steffen, Thiesfeldt, Tittl, Tranel, Vorpagel and Ripp; cosponsored by Senators Stroebel, Lazich, LeMahieu, Moulton, Nass, Roth, Tiffany, Gudex and Kapenga.

There are 12 members on the Criminal Justice Committee. If you are able to bring 12 copies of your statement with you to turn in at the hearing, each member will receive a copy to read after the hearing.

CAN’T ATTEND THE HEARING?

SEND A QUICK EMAIL to your legislators asking them to support these 3 pro-life bills. It’s EASY! We’ve already done the work for you!  Click HERE.

TWEET out your thoughts using hashtag #DEFUNDPPWI this week!

If you have any questions, need assistance, or have never attended a public hearing before and would like guidance, contact our office at 608-268-5074 or (toll free) 866-849-2536.

RESOURCES: Take Action to Protect Your Church/Ministry

  • Marriage by Design, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “The #1 action for churches and faith-based ministries to take now that the U.S. Supreme Court is considering whether same-sex marriage is required by the constitution.”
  • Suggested Language for Church By-Laws, Alliance Defending Freedom, 2015 – “Suggestions to strengthen the by-laws of a church to ensure the broadest possible protections of church autonomy.”

Wisconsin Family Action Issues Statement on US Supreme Court Hearing on Marriage

MADISON – This morning the US Supreme Court is hearing oral arguments in four cases related to the definition of marriage. The now-consolidated cases come from the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals, covering Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. The high court decided to hear these cases after the 6th Circuit became the first circuit court in the country ruling that states do have the right to determine for themselves what marriage will be and have a compelling interest to restrict marriage to one man and one woman. Read more

EVENT: The Family – Wisconsin’s Hope; Coming to Sun Prairie April 23

Date: Thursday, April 23, 2015

Time: 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Location: Pizza Ranch, 682 S. Grand Ave., Sun Prairie, WI

WFA/WFC President Julaine Appling will speak on ways to strengthen families and defend religious freedom, two critical topics for Christians in Wisconsin.

Please note:
  • Supper is provided.
  • A freewill offering will be taken.
  • Space is limited. Register early!
  • Call 608-268-5074 or (toll free)888-378-7395 to reserve your place today!

Wisconsin Family Action Statement on US Supreme Court Decision To Hear Marriage Case

MADISON – Today the US Supreme Court announced it will take up marriage cases on appeal from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit. That circuit covers Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky and Tennessee. Unlike the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals that determined that Wisconsin’s marriage amendment is unconstitutional, the 6th Circuit ruled that states do indeed have the right to determine for themselves what marriage will be.

Read full release here.

Wisconsin Family Action Asks Department of Administration To Release Memorandum of Understanding Regarding Menomonee Tribe and Labor Unions

2014 | November 10 – Wisconsin Family Action Asks Dept of Admin To Release Memorandum of Understanding on Kenosha Casino and Labor Unions

Madison – Today Wisconsin Family Action delivered a letter to Secretary of the Department of Administration Michael Huebsch asking that a Memorandum of Understanding between the Menomonee Tribe of Wisconsin and various labor unions, including the American Federation of State, County  and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) be released.  The Memorandum of Understanding is in reference to the proposed casino in Kenosha.

According to media reports, this Memorandum of Understanding would strip workers of their rights by not allowing them to cast a secret ballot during a vote on whether or not to unionize.

Read full press release here.

Wisconsin Election Results Should Bode Well For Families; Wisconsin Family Action PAC endorsed candidates do well

MADISON— Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) issued the following statement from WFA PAC director Julaine Appling regarding Tuesday’s election results.

“We heartily congratulate Governor Scott Walker on his victory. In addition, we congratulate Brad Schimel on winning the Attorney General’s race and the Senate and Assembly Republicans on not just holding their majorities but increasing them.

“Wisconsin voters understand that Wisconsin’s greatest resource is her married dad-and-mom families. Exit polls show that these are the very folks who voted in sizeable numbers for Governor Walker and the other conservative winners in this election. These families know that when they are strong and independent of government, our state is strong. This election gave us leaders who will advance policies that enable families to become or remain independent of government—and that helps the entire state. We are proud of the work our organizations, Wisconsin Family Action and Wisconsin Family Council, in addition to WFA PAC, did to help secure conservative victories statewide.

“We look forward to working with Governor Walker, leadership in the Senate and Assembly, as well as with many of the individual legislators who we know are rock-solid on marriage, family, life and liberty, to advance an agenda that will truly be in the best interest of our state. We are especially pleased that other WFA PAC-endorsed candidates such as Devin LeMahieu (SD 9), Janel Brandtjen (AD 22), Mike Rohrkaste (AD 55), Jesse Kremer (AD 59), and David Heaton (SD 85) will be joining the state legislature. These strong leaders will be important as we look to advance our agenda that will strengthen and preserve marriage, family, life and religious freedom in Wisconsin.

”It’s also encouraging to have Glenn Grothman headed to Washington, D.C. We have no doubt that Glenn will carry high in the US House of Representatives the pro-family, pro-life, pro-liberty, pro-liberty banner just as he has done so admirably in our state legislature for many years. Wisconsin Family Action PAC is proud to have endorsed Glenn and long-time Member of Congress Jim Sensenbrenner. Wisconsin’s strong and proud tradition of good governing is well represented in Congress.

“As exciting as last night was, the business of governing is far different from that of campaigning. We encourage newly elected, re-elected and ongoing elected officials to put principle ahead of politics and character ahead of convenience, and the people who elected them ahead of power. If that happens, we know Wisconsin will indeed continue to move Forward!”

Click HERE to read full press release.