Duluth, GA – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, released the following statement today on passage of H.J. Res. 43 today by the U.S Senate, overturning an Obama era U.S. Department of Health and Human Services directive that forced states to provide Title X funding to Planned Parenthood and other organizations performing abortions. The joint resolution, introduced by Senator Joni Ernst and Representative Diane Black, passed the U.S. House last month and now goes to President Trump.
“Thanks to Sen. Ernst, Rep. Black, and other pro-life members of the House and Senate, the federal government has taken the first step to stopping taxpayer subsidizing of the largest abortion provider and dealer of fetal body parts in the U.S. States are now free to redirect Title X taxpayer funds away from abortion providers, ending the federal governments overreach and support for Planned Parenthood.”
Millions of evangelical Christian and pro-life conservative Catholic voters, who overwhelmingly supported President Donald Trump last November, are watching intently as the United States Senate now considers the nomination of Judge Neil M. Gorsuch to serve on the U.S. Supreme Court.
This massive bloc of voters, which made up a record 26 percent of the total electorate and who helped put Trump over the top with an overwhelming 81 percent, based their votes largely on the president’s ironclad pledge to fill the Supreme Court vacancy with a strict constructionist who would respect the Constitution and the rule of law, not legislate from the bench.
Then-candidate Trump’s commitment to replace Justice Antonin Scalia, the most brilliant conservative jurist of our time, with a widely respected conservative nominee with a razor-sharp intellect, temperament and legal knowledge were never questioned by religious conservatives and now the president has delivered on that promise.
Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation today of David Friedman to serve as United States Ambassador to Israel.
“People of faith across the country are extremely excited about the confirmation of David Friedman as U.S. Ambassador to Israel. The Trump administration is ushering in a golden age of U.S – Israel relations and we look forward to working with Ambassador Friedman as he works to strengthen the solidarity between the United States and the people of Israel.”
Ralph Reed, Chairman of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, sent the following letter today to members of the U.S. House Republican Conference, to inform them of Faith & Freedom’s support for the American Health Care Act (AHCA) and its inclusion as a “key vote” to repeal and replace Obamacare as part of the Faith and & Freedom Coalition Congressional Scorecard for the 115th Congress. Click the graphic below to read the full letter.
Washington, DC – Following the largest and most successful election cycle to date for the Faith & Freedom Coalition, which included 1.2 million door knocks, 10 million phone calls, 22 million pieces of educational mail, and 30 million voters guides to 117,000 churches, providing the margin of victory for President Donald J. Trump and down ballot conservative candidates, Faith & Freedom announces the 2017 Road to Majority conference to be heldJune 8th through the 10th at the Omni Shoreham Hotel in Washington, DC.
Road To Majority is the nation’s premier grassroots conference for mobilizing and equipping people of faith and conservative activists to influence state and federal policy and help elect like minded conservative officials.
Last year Faith & Freedom hosted over 1,000 conservative activists from across the country and heard from speakers such as President Donald Trump, Attorney General Jeff Sessions, EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt, HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Sen. Chuck Grassley, Sen. Joni Ernst, Rep. Bob Goodlatte, Rep. Marsha Blackburn, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, and many more.
“We expect over 1,500 grassroots activists from across the country to attend Road To Majority this year and leave better equipped to influence elected officials to strengthen families, promote time-honored values, and protect the dignity of human life and marriage, said Executive Director Tim Head. “The energy created at Road To Majority last year helped propel conservatives across the country across the finish line in November and we look to continue the course toward conservative governance through grassroots trainings and events at Road To Majority 2017.”
In the coming weeks Faith & Freedom Coalition will have lots of new and exciting announcements surrounding Road To Majority including the line-up of speakers, strategic partners, and details about the three day program. The official website for Road To Majority 2017 iswww.roadtomajority.com.
Hosted by the U.S. Justice Action Network, the Forum Highlighted Smart, Cost-Effective Justice Reform Efforts in Minnesota
Saint Paul, MN – Today, the U.S. Justice Action Network, the largest bipartisan group working to reform the justice system in Minnesota and around the country, hosted members of the state legislature, county attorneys, city attorneys, county commissioners, and local leaders to discuss conservative, cost-effective approaches to justice reform. Leaders from the U.S. Justice Action Network were joined by prominent representatives from Faith & Freedom Coalition and local leaders in a discussion to lead the event.
“While Minnesota has one of the lowest incarceration rates in the country, the state has seen one of the fastest growing prison population rates in the nation since 2003,” said Jenna Moll, Deputy Director, U.S. Justice Action Network. “For the last several years, the state’s legislators have taken a number of positive steps to reform the justice system. However, we have far more work to do to increase public safety and improve correctional outcomes in Minnesota, learning from other states which have achieved bipartisan, smart reforms in recent years.”
From left to right: Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition; Jenna Moll, Deputy Director, U.S. Justice Action Network; and Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative.
Building on the reforms of recent years, like the drug sentencing reform legislation from last year, the speakers at the forum offered insight into strategies on civil asset forfeiture reform, particularly as it pertains to H.F. 389, an innocent joint-owner forfeiture reform currently on both the House and Senate floors waiting for final passage, as well as strategies for probation reform and for justice reinvestment. The discussion was led by Jenna Moll, Deputy Director of the U.S. Justice Action Network; Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition; and Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative.
“Today’s Minnesota Justice Forum was a great first step towards achieving a conservative approach to the justice system,” said Patrick Purtill, Director of Legislative Affairs at Faith & Freedom Coalition. “Elected officials, like the ones in attendance today, have the opportunity to ensure safer communities by focusing on reform efforts that are smart, targeted, and cost-effective.”
“Minnesotans have long worked towards implementing smart reforms that make our communities safer and stronger,” said Mary Liz Holberg, Dakota County Commissioner and former State Representative. “While there is still work to be achieved, today’s event was a great step forward in ensuring a more just and effective system.”
The U.S. Justice Action Network collaborates with law enforcement, builds state-based coalitions, and engages in aggressive public education to raise awareness and pass real criminal justice reforms. Today’s Forum brought together diverse voices and decision makers to discuss ways to ensure a more effective justice system that makes communities safer, all while saving taxpayer dollars. ________________________________________ The U.S. Justice Action Network is the first action organization in the country to bring together progressive and conservative partners, collaborate with law enforcement, and employ federal and state-specific lobbying, public advocacy, and public education efforts to pass sweeping criminal justice reforms.
Washington, DC – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, issued the following statement concerning his meeting today with President Trump and federal, state, and local law enforcement authorities, and other non-profit organizations, to discuss ways to identify and prosecute human trafficking cases, and assist victims of trafficking.
“Today President Trump, Attorney General Sessions and Ivanka Trump displayed their commitment to stopping human trafficking and achieving justice for victims of trafficking. It was my honor to be included in today’s meeting, alongside allies in the effort to combat human trafficking, to begin the process, as President Trump stated, “to bring the full force and weight of the U.S. government to combat the epidemic of human trafficking.”
Duluth, GA – Timothy Head, Executive Director of the Faith & Freedom Coalition, released the following statement on the directive by President Trump to reverse the Obama administration’s order under Title IX, that public schools and universities that receive federal funding provide bath and locker room access for transgender students.
“Thank you President Trump for your decision to uphold the rule of law and reverse the Obama administration’s directive that put the privacy and safety of public school children at risk. The Obama administration usurped the will of the people and imposed their far left ideology on public schools and universities through coercion by the Departments of Education and Justice and now this overreaching federal mandate is being thrown on the trash heap of history where it belongs.”
Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on the Senate confirmation of Rep. Tom Price as Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
“Congratulations to the new Secretary of Health and Human Services, Dr Tom Price of Georgia. Secretary Price is a true friend of Faith and Freedom. He can now begin the work that the American people elected this administration to do, including the effort to repeal and replace Obamacare and its increased insurance premiums for families and individuals, bloated state budgets from Medicaid expansion, and an unconstitutional mandate that requires faith-based organizations to provide medical services that violate their consciences and faith.