Last day for early registration discount to City on the Hill: Klusendorf, Hawkins, Kengor to highlight our Biblical worldview and leadership conference.
City on the Hill Youth Leadership and Biblical Worldview Conference (July 21-27, 2019) is an opportunity for high school teens to dive deeper into understanding truth claims on some of today’s most important topics. City on the Hill fosters an environment for teens to bond with like-minded teens to discuss these topics with some of the best experts in their respective fields.
Part of the City on the Hill experience are twelve intensive training sessions, this year highlighted by expert speakers like Scott Klusendorf (Life Training Institute), Kristan Hawkins (Students for Life of America) and Dr Paul Kengor (Grove City College). Click here for more about these speakers.
Registration is open. Those applying by Friday, May 31st (today) receive a $65 discount. To apply, visit pafamily.org/coth or call 717-545-0600. Final registration deadline is June 30 (or when filled - taken on a first come, first served basis.)
Last day to submit comment to Governor Wolf - Legalization of Recreational Marijuana.
Lt. Governor Fetterman - who campaigned on wanting to go "full-on Colorado" with the legalization and commercialization of marijuana - will be compiling a report on the feedback given during his "listening" tour. This includes comments received online, which reportedly number over 30,000.
Boyertown Student Privacy Case - Randall Wenger on WDAC
On Tuesday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that they rejected the appeal in the personal privacy case involving students at the Boyertown Area School District. We concur with the statement made by Alexis Lightcap, one of the student plaintiffs in the case, “I was hopeful the Supreme Court would take up my case. My voice is the echo of so many girls who want their voices to be heard and to feel protected. I hope no other girl finds herself in a situation like mine, where I felt powerless and vulnerable in my own school. Every student’s privacy should be protected.”
Randall Wenger, Chief Counsel for the Independence Law Center and one of the attorneys involved in this case, is the featured guest on The Spotlight program with Greg Barton on WDAC. Click here to listen to this interview. It also airs this Saturday at 12:30pm on WDAC 94.5 and 2pm on WBYN 107.5.
Key Policy Issues
So-called Equality Act: At the federal level, the United States House of Representatives voted, 236-to-173, to advance H.R. 5, the so-called “Equality Act” - which would impact your rights to privacy and religious freedom if it were to become law. With the harmful legislation now in the U.S. Senate, we encourage you to contact Senator Pat Toomey and Senator Bob Casey through our action alert at pafamily.org/rejecthr5.
Buyer Beware Act: Your State Representative may vote soon on House Bill 12, which would increase criminal charges, increase subsequent fines and expand the definitions of the offense related to human trafficking. For more and to take action to support HB12: pafamily.org/buyerbeware
Down Syndrome Protection Act: Your State Senator needs to hear from you in support of protecting children with Down syndrome here in Pennsylvania. After passing the PA House (117-76), House Bill 321 is now in the Senate Health Committee. Please contact your State Senator to pass the Down Syndrome Protection Act:pafamily.org/protect
July 21-27 - City on the Hill Youth Leadership and Worldview Conference for high school teens. To apply or for more details, visitpafamily.org/coth. Save $65 if you register by May 31st!
Wednesday, July 24 - Life Action Conference in Lancaster. More details to follow.
Friday, September 27th - Pennsylvania Family Institute's 30th anniversary celebration
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Matching Grant Announcement - Donate Today!
We’re excited to announce a new, 1-for-2 matching grant from a generous family foundation – which means that any gift you make or send now, and through September 1 will be matched, up to $50,000 and will go directly to our pro-life, pro-family work! Click here or visit https://pafamily.org/match/to make a secure, tax-deductible online contribution, or call 1-800-FAMILY-1 and reference the matching grant to have your donation matched!