March 23, 2015
Remember when higher education was supposed to be “the marketplace of ideas?” Sadly, it seems that one side wants a monopoly.
URGENT REMINDER: The Senate Health Committee will hear Senate Bill 128, a proposal to legalize assisted suicide in California, this Wednesday. Please pray that committee members recognize the threat to the state’s elderly and disabled communities, and kill the bill before it advances. It’s still not too late to call committee members. For contact information see last Monday’s edition of This Week in the Capitol The Health Committee list is at the end of the page. READ MORE
March 16, 2015
Given the often-overwhelming odds we face in Sacramento, opportunities to make a true difference are few and far between. But we have one of those times right now!
Next week is a CRITICAL DEADLINE in our efforts to defeat Senate Bill (SB) 128, a legislative effort to legalize assisted suicide in California. The Senate Health Committee will hear the proposal at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday, March 25. In order to have your concerns included in the official record for that hearing, the Health Committee must receive your letter by tomorrow (Tuesday, March 17). READ MORE
March 13, 2015
2,297 bills later, the first phase of California’s 2015 legislative session has ended. With the filing deadline for both houses behind us we now have a clearer idea of what to expect from Sacramento between now and the fall.
First, the good news. This year lawmakers have introduced several pieces of legislation with pro-family potential, including one that prohibits college campuses from discriminating against any student organization (including Christian clubs), and another that would prohibit teachers READ MORE
March 3, 2015
Two California legislators are proposing a losing bet. Despite odds to the contrary, they believe that the solution to international online gaming abuses is to add even more wagering opportunities by legalizing intrastate poker on the Internet.
“Illegal online gambling happens every day in California on sites operated by unknown persons located in countries throughout the world,” Assemblyman Adam Gray (D-Merced) said in a news release. “Neither state nor federal laws provide any consumer protections or safeguards.” READ MORE
California Family Alliance (CFA) is a not-for-profit, political action organization that works in affiliation with California Family Council. CFA’s purpose is to advocate for pro-family, pro-life issues at the grassroots and legislative levels.
Because of our advocacy for and against legislative bills, ballot measures and cultural issues, CFA is registered with the IRS as a 501(c)(4) organization. This IRS status means that contributions to CFA are not tax-deductible. We rely on the gifts of families and individuals who believe California’s public policies must be researched, analyzed and communicated to the state’s citizens, in order to motivate participation in the process of government.
Similar to California Family Council, CFA limits its involvement to matters that affect innocent life, religious liberty, and the historic, traditional family, such as:
• Embryonic stem cell research
• Physician-assisted suicide and euthanasia
• Human trafficking and child protection
• Parental authority
• Educational curricula
• Alternative sexual orientation “rights”
• Same-sex “marriage”
• Rights of conscience and employment laws
• Adoption and foster care
• Fiscal responsibility
• Divorce and its consequences