Action - Family

ACTION Competed
SB 598 passed 10-8

Repeal of DOMA Hearing Set for Nov. 10
Threatens Marriage Nationally
Call or Write U.S. Senate Committee Members

WASHINGTON, DC, October 26, 2011 (updated Nov 4)-- The U.S. Senate Judiciary Committee has called a hearing for November 10 on California Senator Diane Feinstein's bill to repeal the U.S. Defense of Marriage Act. It is important to understand the consequences of this bill and its impact on marriage across the country. (NOTE: the hearing and vote has been changed from November 3 to November 10.)


ACTION Completed
Bill Signed by Governor
Gardasil AB 499 California parental rights issue similar to the one Rick Perry faced in Texas

Veto on AB 499 a Realistic Possibility
If Enough People Call the Governor Now
New Research Reveals Waste and Subterfuge
SAN FRANCISCO, September 15, 2011-- These days, Governor Brown’s phone (916-445-2841) is often busy as thousands are calling for his veto of AB 499. It is an outrageous attack on parental rights and responsibility that would let interest groups like Planned Parenthood go, without their parents’ knowledge, directly to children as young as 12 years old and talk them into being vaccinated with Gardasil, a vaccine for preventing 4 strains of the sexually transmitted human papillomavirus.


Gov Signed Bill

CA Bill Redefines Fatherhood
Governor Signs into Law
SAN FRANCISCO, Updated August 6, 2011-- AB 1349, a bill that is intended to redefine fatherhood for children born to unmarried mothers was signed into law by California Governor Edmund Brown, Jr on August 5. It undermines the entire notion of natural parenthood. It also undermines the rights of fathers and the internationally recognized right of every child to know and, as far as possible, be cared for by his or her biological mother and father.


Gov Signed Bill
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CA SB 48 to Sexualize K-12 Public School Students
Ask for Governor's Veto
Must Decide by July 19
SACRAMENTO, updated July 11, 2011 -- SB 48, a bill that would change California textbooks and curriculum to bring the sexuality of gay, lesbian, transgender, and bisexual people to the attention of students K-12 in social studies is so bad, even the LA Times has editorialized against it. It has passed the Senate and landed on the Governor's desk today. He must sign or veto it by July 19.


ACTION COMPLETED

Ask U.S. House to Take Over Defense of DOMA
Sign Letter Today!
Since the President is no longer willing to defend Federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) against court challenges, it is critical that the U.S. House take over responsibility for its defense. Please sign a petition-letter today to request that the Speaker take this action and let him know of your ongoing support for preserving DOMA and marriage between a man and a woman.


ACTION COMPLETED

Action for World Marriage Day
2nd Sunday in Februrary
What is Your Parish Planning?
What Can You Do?

In 1993, his Holiness, Pope John Paul II, imparted his Apostolic Blessings on World Marriage Day, which is celebrated on the 2nd Sunday of February. The USCCB has encouraged this celebration as a way of supporting their mission to promote the reality of marriage, their top priority for 2011. It comes just before Valentine's Day, a traditional time to celebrate love, friendship, and romance. In addition, Valentine's Day is becoming a day for politics and contention. The media will be full of reports of same-sex couples seeking marriage licenses across the country, advocating that marriage be redefined as merely a committed relationship for the benefit of adults. However, this is a reminder that events provide educational opportunities.


ACTION - PRAYER

National Call for Prayer/Novena
Oral Arguments for Prop 8 Appeal on December 6

Join the Prayer Brigade to Save Marriage
Ask Others to Join You
SAN FRANCISCO, November 24, 2010 -- On December 6, the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco will hear oral arguments in a case that could be the Roe v. Wade of marriage. On December 6, attorneys representing the Prop 8 Legal Defense Fund will ask a three judge panel to overturn last August's decision by Federal District Judge Vaughn Walker that solely recognizing marriage between a man and a woman as valid is irrational and only can be attributable to bigotry.


ACTION COMPLETED

Sign Petition: Stop Latest Attempt to Undermine Prop 8
Demand Veto of California “Trojan Horse” Marriage Bill
 SACRAMENTO, September 1, 2010 – The California legislature has sent to the Governor's desk SB 906, a Trojan horse marriage bill designed to help undermine Prop 8. Join thousands of California voters by signing a petition to send a strong message for the Governor to veto this latest slap at the more than 7 million voters who passed the initiative to define marriage between a man and a woman in November 2008.


ACTION ALERT

Do You Know What is Being Taught to Your Children?
Exercise Your Right To Opt Out

California parents have a narrow window to opt their children out of objectionable "educational" content at the beginning of every school year. It is tricky, so parents must pay close attention. While this article pertains to California public schools, it provides good information that could be helpful to parents of children in private schools and schools in other states. Check private school policies or laws in other states.




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