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WFC E-Connection January 21, 2021

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MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Call our office at 866-849-2536 to schedule a speaker from WFA or WFC for your next event! 

Watch here for more events coming in 2021!
___________

JANUARY is
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE MONTH


CLICK HERE to find an
event near you!
(This list of events continues to
evolve as we receive information.)
______________

JANUARY 24-30, 2021

There are a variety of school choice
options available for many of the
1.3 million children living in Wisconsin.
LEARN MORE HERE
______________


SPRING PRIMARY ELECTION

Tuesday, February 16, 2021
Be ready to vote!
One statewide race:
State Superintendent of Public Instruction


Responding to the Transgender Issue:
Parent Resource Guide


This resource is fully researched and documented, defines terms,
explains the issue thoroughly and gives parents practical ways
to address the issue with their children and especially in schools.
A free pdf of the publication is available HERE.
Call our WFC office at 888-378-7395 to obtain a print copy for a suggested donation of $5.
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PARTNER WITH US!
It is the mission of Wisconsin Family Council to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and
promoting marriage, family, life and religious freedom. Our vision is a Wisconsin where God is honored, families thrive, human life is cherished
and religious freedom flourishes.

CLICK here to invest in your family, faith, freedom and future!
_____________

LEAVING A LEGACY

Because of our desire to serve and help families, our ministry is making resources available that can be useful in creating a wise giving plan.
Click HERE for more information on how you can significantly impact the Kingdom while strengthening and building families.

 

LEAD WISCONSIN; Not Your Average Camp
NOW TAKING REGISTRATION!
$50 Discount until 4/30/21
If you haven’t already thought this for a while, we’re sure you’ve wondered something similar to it recently:
“What kind of world will my children live in?”
“What kind of culture are we leaving for our grandkids?”
“What will our society look like in the next five, ten, or even fifty years?”

At Wisconsin Family Council, we believe that our investment in the future is nothing short of critical. And it is that same conviction that has compelled us to launch LEAD Wisconsin—an exciting summer camp for youth ages 13-19. We can’t wait to have your high-schooler join us this summer for the best week of their life! Our camp will be chock full of engaging biblical worldview discussions, faith-building worship, compelling chapel, all sorts of fun recreational activities, and lifelong relationships built throughout the week–all built on a civics/government platform with incredible role-playing as state representatives. Come join us!

Reserve your spot today!

When: August 1-6 2021
Where: Maranatha Baptist University in Watertown, WI
Who: Ages 13-19
Registration Fee: $400 ($450 after April 30th) *

*We don’t want the registration fee to be an obstacle for you! Financial aid information is available at www.LeadWI.org.

If you would like to sponsor a camper, click HERE.


How Should Christians Respond to the New Administration in Washington?

On Wednesday, Joseph R. Biden, Jr. was sworn in as the nation’s 46th president.

CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s Home Front radio program during which Julaine discusses some early differences between the Trump and Biden administrations and considers how Christians should respond. She also gives information on a number of bills in the state legislature and about a hearing happening today on those bills.

Wisconsin Family Council is 100% pro life, from conception to natural death. Click HERE to donate securely and join us in the battle for LIFE.


Don’t Believe the LIES 

According to an article at christianpost.com, Critical Race Theory in the form of the 1619 project is quickly spreading across the nation’s government schools. The 1619 Project essentially teaches America was birthed in and for slavery. In a survey recently conducted by The Heritage Foundation, fifty percent of all parents and seventy percent of school board members said they do not want schools to use the instructional materials rooted in the idea that slavery is the center of the national narrative, while also saying slavery is a tragedy that harmed the nation.
READ THE ARTICLE HERE

The 1619 Project is teaching falsehoods to students in taxpayer-funded schools. We urge parents with kids in Wisconsin public schools to check to see if this Project is being taught or is planning to be taught in their children’s classrooms. Fortunately, our state offers many educational options for parents and enrollment in most of those programs begins in February. Visit dpi.wi.gov for information.

Click HERE to read “A Review of the 1619 Project” from The Heritage Foundation.


ACTION ALERTS!

Hearing on Mandatory Vaccines and more TODAY

Late Tuesday, Wisconsin Family Action learned that a public hearing has been scheduled for the following bills:
Senate Bill 4 – Deals with prohibiting certain state and/or local officials from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine
Senate Bill 5  – Deals with prohibiting employers from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine
Senate Bill 6 – Deals with limiting the amount of time a public school can close down in-person instruction
Senate Bill 7 – Deals with prohibiting local health officers from closing or prohibiting gatherings in places of worship

These bills are currently in the Senate’s Committee on Human Services, Children and Families, chaired by Senator André Jacque (R-DePere). The hearing will be held in Room 201 Southeast in the State Capitol beginning at 12 noon TODAY, Thursday, January 21. The overflow room for the hearing will be Room 300 Southeast. Senator Jacque is the author of Senate Bills 4, 5, and 7.

The hearing notice is available HERE.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the history behind these bills and how you can TAKE ACTION IMMEDIATELY.


Tell Governor Evers What You Think
About Adding Another Casino to Wisconsin

From the Beloit Daily News, “… casino plans in the Stateline Area are still waiting on a final ruling as the Ho-Chunk Nation’s Beloit casino plan remains with Wisconsin Gov. Tony Evers’ office.

“In Beloit, the Ho-Chunk plan remains on Evers’ desk, who is required to make a two-part ruling within one year of the plan receiving a favorable determination from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. The bureau ruled in support of the project on April 16.”

WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Call Governor Evers and give him your opinion about the Beloit Casino. Contact phone number is 608-266-1212.
Write a letter to Governor Evers about the proposed casino.  Governor Evers, P.O. Box 7863, Madison, WI 53707
Send an email through the Governor’s website HERE.

Wisconsin Family Council is your strong voice for marriage, family life and religious freedom across The Badger State. Click HERE to partner with us today!


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Click HERE to listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection, “LIFE: In the Beginning God” Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERESubscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of January 11, 2021  
Religious Freedom—More Than an Epitaph
Week of January 4, 2021 Looking For a Few Good Legislative Leaders

“WISCONSIN FAMILY MINUTE”
A daily program for Christian radio stations! Click HERE for our daily program; listen or download! Click HERE to subscribe to your Wisconsin Family Minute podcasts! Find your local station HERE. If the Christian radio station you listen to isn’t carrying “Wisconsin Family Minute,” please encourage them to do so. Contact us at 866-849-2536 or info@wifamilycouncil.org. 

HOME FRONT – VCY AMERICA
WFC President Julaine Appling hosts VCY America’s “Home Front” program every Wednesday afternoon (Sept.-May) at 3:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s episode in which Julaine discusses some early differences between the Trump and Biden administrations and considers how Christians should respond. She also gives information on a number of bills in the state legislature and about an upcoming hearing on those bills. Click HERE to subscribe to future Home Front podcasts!  

VCY AMERICA TV30 “InFocus”
Julaine Appling, WFC president, is a regular guest (one Monday per month) on VCY America’s TV 30 “InFocus” live, call-in program with Jim Schneider which airs on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Sept. through May). Click HERE to watch archived episodes. Julaine was a guest  this past Monday, January 11, 2021. Click HERE to watch this most recent episode. Livestream “InFocus” HERE. Julaine’s next appearance on InFocus is Monday, February 8, 2021.

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90FM
Julaine Appling is a regular guest on Q90’s “Stand Up for the Truth” program hosted by David Fiorazo (9-10 a.m., M-F). CLICK HERE to listen LIVE as Julaine joins David on Monday, January 28, 2021 at 9 a.m.

Information on SB 4, SB 5, SB 6, and SB 7

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INFORMATION ON SENATE BILLS 4, 5, 6, 7
2021-2022 LEGISLATIVE SESSION – STATE OF WISCONSIN

                                                                                                Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

The bill prohibits the Department of Health Services [a state agency] and local health officers from requiring individuals to receive a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus, which causes COVID-19. Under current law, during a state of emergency related to public health declared by the governor, DHS may order any individual to receive a vaccination, except under certain medical circumstances or if the individual objects for religious or conscience reasons, and may isolate or quarantine an individual who is unwilling or unable to be vaccinate

This bill prohibits an employer from requiring an individual to receive a vaccine against the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus or show evidence of having received such a vaccine.

                                                                                                 Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

Under the bill, during the remainder of the 2020-21 school year and during the 2021-22 school year, a school board may not close a school building to in-person instruction or to in-person instruction for a specific grade or grades for a period that exceeds 14 consecutive days. To extend such a closure beyond 14 consecutive days, the bill requires a two-thirds vote of the members of the school board. Under the bill, each extension may not exceed 14 consecutive days. The bill specifies that a school building is considered closed to in-person instruction if the school building is open to in-person instruction only for pupils receiving special education or related services. This bill also requires a school board to offer a full-time, in person option to all pupils enrolled in the district by no later than 15 days after the date on which the Department of Health Services indicates that COVID-19 vaccinations may be allocated to individuals in phase 1c. of the state’s vaccination prioritization guidelines. Under the bill, only upon a unanimous vote of the members of a school board, may a school board decide not to offer a full-time, in-person option to some or all pupils enrolled in the school district. Nothing in this bill applies to a virtual charter school.

                                                                                                 Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau

This bill prohibits local health officers from closing or forbidding gatherings in places of worship to control outbreaks and epidemics of the 2019 novel coronavirus. Currently, local health officers have the statutory authority to do what is reasonable and necessary for the prevention and suppression of disease and forbid public gatherings when necessary to control outbreaks or epidemics, among other public health powers.

These bills are currently in the Senate’s Committee on Human Services, Children and Families, chaired by Senator André Jacque (R-DePere). The hearing will be held in Room 417 North (GAR Hearing Room) in the State Capitol beginning at 12 noon, on Thursday, January 21, 2021. The overflow room for the hearing will be Room 400 North. The hearing notice is available HERE. Typically the bills are taken up in the order in which they are listed on the hearing notice, although the Chairman can, at his/her discretion, change the order.

WFC E-Connection January 14, 2021

Posted by on 10:42 am in News, Stand Up for the Truth Radio, WFC FEC | Comments Off on WFC E-Connection January 14, 2021

MARK YOUR CALENDARS

Call our office at 866-849-2536 to schedule a speaker from WFA or WFC for your next event! 

Watch here for more events coming in 2021!
___________

JANUARY is
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE MONTH


CLICK HERE to find an
event near you!
(This list of events continues to
evolve as we receive information.)
______________

SATURDAY, JANUARY 16, 2011
RELIGIOUS FREEDOM DAY

LEARN MORE HERE

______________

THIS SUNDAY! JANUARY 17, 2021
SANCTITY OF HUMAN LIFE SUNDAY


Find a resource kit HERE.
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JANUARY 24-30, 2021

There are a variety of school choice
options available for many of the
1.3 million children living in Wisconsin.
LEARN MORE HERE
______________

Responding to the Transgender Issue:
Parent Resource Guide


This resource is fully researched and documented, defines terms,
explains the issue thoroughly and gives parents practical ways
to address the issue with their children and especially in schools.
A free pdf of the publication is available HERE.
Call our WFC office at 888-378-7395 to obtain a print copy for a suggested donation of $5.
_____________

PARTNER WITH US!
It is the mission of Wisconsin Family Action to advance Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening, preserving, and
promoting marriage, family, life and religious freedom. Our vision is a Wisconsin where God is honored, families thrive, human life is cherished
and religious freedom flourishes.

CLICK here to invest in your family, faith, freedom and future!
_____________

LEAVING A LEGACY

Because of our desire to serve and help families, our ministry is making resources available that can be useful in creating a wise giving plan.
Click HERE for more information on how you can significantly impact the Kingdom while strengthening and building families.


  
This past June in the aftermath of another national incident, we issued a statement based on Micah 6:8—
“He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the Lord require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?”

During the months and weeks leading up to the fall election, we especially encouraged Christians to follow the principles in II Chronicles 7:14—
“If My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”

Today, we stand by these Scriptural injunctions and implore Christians in our home state and across the country to be circumspect, wise, prudent and prayerful as we respond both publicly and privately to the events that took place in our nation’s capital (and capitol) last week.

Read the rest of Wisconsin Family Action’s statement HERE.

Wisconsin Family Council is your strong voice for marriage, family life and religious freedom across The Badger State. Click HERE to partner with us today!


Thank you—and an update!

Earlier this week we sent out two rush emails when we learned about the State Senate going to the floor in just hours to vote on a bill that did not include language on at least two important issues–language that had been included in the Assembly version of the bill, AB 1. The two issues were
1) limiting the authority of the state (in particular the Department of Health Services) and/or local health officials from closing places of worship and/or limiting capacity during COVID-19, and
2) prohibiting employers, the Department of Health Services, and local health authorities from mandating the COVID-19 vaccine.

CLICK HERE to learn more about the outcome of this bill and what you can expect regarding these issues in the near future.


Abortion in Wisconsin—the FACTS

THE FACTS: The number of induced abortions reported for Wisconsin residents in 2019 was 6,372, an increase of five percent over the 6,042 induced abortions reported in 2018. The total number of induced abortions reported as occurring in Wisconsin in 2019 was 6,511, an increase of 287, close to a five percent increase over the 6,224 induced abortions reported in 2018.

Of the 6,372 reported induced abortions among Wisconsin residents in 2019, 66 percent were surgical, 33 percent were chemically induced.

Women in the age group 20-24 accounted for the largest proportion (29.5 percent) of reported induced abortions for Wisconsin residents in 2019. Thirteen and a half percent of reported induced abortions were for women 35 years of age or older. Those aged 18-19 obtained almost eight percent of the reported induced abortions, and those aged 15-17 obtained almost three percent.

THE TRUTH: Any increase in the number of abortions in our state is disheartening because we know it represents not potential life but human life with potential. One measure we watch closely is how marriage impacts abortion. Once again marriage was a pretty good inoculator against a woman having an abortion, with just thirteen percent of abortions obtained by currently married women.

THIS SUNDAY is Sanctity of Human Life Sunday, a day during which many churches preach and teach on the sanctity of life. Share this valuable Sanctity of Human Life Kit with your church leadership and others you know  – CLICK HERE.
CLICK HERE to check out our growing list of events across Wisconsin that celebrate Sanctity of Human Life month and attend an event near you!

Wisconsin Family Council is 100% pro life, from conception to natural death. Click HERE to donate securely and join us in the battle for LIFE.


This Saturday, January 16 is Religious Freedom Day 

Each year since 1993, the President declares January 16 “Religious Freedom Day,” and calls upon Americans to “observe this day through appropriate events and activities in homes, schools, and places of worship.” January 16 is the anniversary of the passage of the Virginia Statute for Religious Freedom in 1786, drafted by Thomas Jefferson and relied on heavily by those who drafted our US Constitution. Since January 16 is a Saturday this year, families, schools and churches should use this week to educate everyone about the importance of religious freedom in  a civil society.

Our founders called religious freedom the “first freedom” because they knew it was the foundational freedom on which all other freedoms rest. Religious freedom is in the crosshairs of many right now, and we may well see more aggressive moves against itin the coming days. Now is the time for us to do everything we can to help people understand why it must be preserved and protected.

Listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection radio program “Religious Freedom—More Than an Epitaph” HERE.

CHECK OUT our numerous resources for more information regarding religious freedom on our website HERE!

Wisconsin Family Council fights for religious freedom right here on the front lines of our state and at the national level. If you want to help us in this continual defense of your religious freedom, please pass this message on to your friends and family and ask them to join our email list so they can stay informed on this topic and many others that affect our families. CLICK HERE to join our mailing list.


Supreme Court Halts Mail-Order Abortion Pill

From LifeActionNews:
“The Supreme Court has ruled that women must receive the abortion pill regimen in person, at an abortion facility, putting an end to dangerous mail-order abortions of mifepristone (brand name Mifeprex), also known as RU-486. The ruling affirms that the Food and Drug Administration’s (FDA) in-person abortion pill distribution requirements will remain in place, though as recently as October 2020, the Supreme Court “refused to rule on a request from the Food and Drug Administration to reinstate a rule banning the distribution of abortion pills by mail,” according to a previous report by Live Action News.”
Read the rest of this article HERE.

Julaine Appling, WFC president, says, “This court decision bodes well on several levels. First, in a general sense it gives us hope that the conservative justices on the court understand the right of states to regulate abortion and that this court could one day decide a case that will overturn Roe v. Wade.  However, in a narrower sense, this ruling really protects women. RU-486 is a potent drug and is not without side effects, some of which are very serious.”


IN THE MEDIA

WEEKLY RADIO COMMENTARY. “WISCONSIN FAMILY CONNECTION” –  Airing this week on over 20 stations statewide. Click HERE to listen to this week’s Wisconsin Family Connection, “Religious Freedom—More Than an Epitaph” Read the transcript of this week’s commentary HERESubscribe to our podcasts HERE! 

ARCHIVED:
Week of January 4, 2021 
Looking For a Few Good Legislative Leaders

“WISCONSIN FAMILY MINUTE”
A daily program for Christian radio stations! Click HERE for our daily program; listen or download! Click HERE to subscribe to your Wisconsin Family Minute podcasts! Find your local station HERE. If the Christian radio station you listen to isn’t carrying “Wisconsin Family Minute,” please encourage them to do so. Contact us at 866-849-2536 or info@wifamilycouncil.org. 

HOME FRONT – VCY AMERICA
WFC President Julaine Appling hosts VCY America’s “Home Front” program every Wednesday afternoon (Sept.-May) at 3:15 p.m. CLICK HERE to listen to this week’s episode in which Julaine discusses the state legislature’s first bill, AB 1, a COVID-related measure and an Assembly Resolution dealing with a call for election reform.  Click HERE to subscribe to future Home Front podcasts!  

VCY AMERICA TV30 “InFocus”
Julaine Appling, WFC president, is a regular guest (one Monday per month) on VCY America’s TV 30 “InFocus” live, call-in program with Jim Schneider which airs on Monday evenings from 7:00-8:00 p.m. (Sept. through May). Click HERE to watch archived episodes. Julaine was a guest  this past Monday, January 11, 2021. Click HERE to watch this most recent episode. Livestream “InFocus” HERE. Julaine’s next appearance on InFocus is Monday, February 8, 2021.

STAND UP FOR THE TRUTH – Q90FM
Julaine Appling is a regular guest on Q90’s “Stand Up for the Truth” program hosted by David Fiorazo (9-10 a.m., M-F). Click HERE to listen to the program Julaine did with David on December 22, “Our Religious Freedoms, Vaccines and Worldview.”

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