ProFamily Legislative Network (PFLN) serves pro-family legislators and leaders as they enact policies to strengthen America’s families and communities. In his work across the nation, David Barton met hundreds of elected officials and grassroots leaders from whom he received scores of requests for assistance with legislative issues on the State level. This seemed to be true especially among conservative God-fearing legislators and leaders as they faced the particularly difficult issues confronting the family and traditional values. In 1998, to help serve legislators dealing with these sensitive but important social issues,PFLN was launched.
We understand the sacrifices made by State legislators, many of whom are part-time legislators holding down full-time jobs back in their home districts yet still meeting the rigorous demands of office. Many function with little or no support staff or budget during the session; and with term limits, legislators in many States not only face a high turnover but the loss of institutional knowledge available from experienced legislators. PFLN serves these legislators so they can be more efficient and effective, and so that their efforts are maximized.
ProFamily Legislative Network serves as a link between pro-family legislators and leaders across the nation and pro-family legislation from other states. Although excellent pieces of pro-family legislation are passed in individual states, pro-family legislators and leaders in other states are often unaware of such measures. Not only does this deprive that state and its citizens of the benefits of such legislation but it also causes legislators to waste countless hours replicating work already done-thus the need for the ProFamily Legislative Network.
ProFamily Legislative Network screens hundreds of bills to identify those related to pro-family issues. Additionally, the ProFamily Legislative Network provides support services for many of the bills (e.g., relevant statistics, other states which have acted on that bill, historical or legal precedents, referral to other legislators or experts who have addressed that issue, bill analysis, etc.)
Other services include assistance drafting legislation, providing expert testimony, networking with other legislators, research and background information, sample legislation, and specialist referrals.
Every year we host the ProFamily Legislators Conference, providing an opportunity for conservative pro-family State legislators from across the United States to come together for an insightful briefing session with leading experts in a variety of fields. See the “Conference” tab for details.
Divorce Reform, Adoption and Foster Parenting, Preserving Traditional Marriage
Discipline, History, Homosexual Indoctrination, Character Education, Sex Education, Phonics and Reading, Origins of Life, Patriotism, Bible Electives
Ten Commandments, Faith-Based Programs, Public Religious Expression, Religious Issues in Public Schools, National Motto, RFRA, Conscience Protection, RLUIPA
Parental Consent, Family Impact Statements, Parental Rights in Education, Privacy Issues, Child Protective Services Reform
Ethical Capitalism, Balanced Budgeting, Free Enterprise, Entitlement Reform
Tax Credits, Vouchers, Home-schooling, Charter Schools
Grassroots Campaigning, Media Relations, Public Speaking, Using Social Media
Healthcare, State Sovereignty, Local Control, Federal Mandates
Clinic Regulations, Fetal Pain, Conscience Clauses, Informed Consent, Ultra Sounds, Public Funding
Restitution, Prison Reform, Sexual Offenders, Juveniles, Substance Abuse, Faith-Based Re-Entry
Stem Cell Research, End of Life Care, Cloning, Assisted Suicide
Same-Sex Marriage, Special Rights Ordinances, Adoption and Foster Parenting
Property Tax Reform, Taxpayers Bill of Rights (TABOR), Eminent Domain
Regulations, Minors, Prevention
Pornography, Internet Filtering, Sexually Oriented Businesses, Sexual Exploitation of Minors, Public Indecency
Concealed Carry Permits, Gun Registration, Gun Control, Castle Doctrine
Retention of Judges, Impeachment, Selection of Judges, Judicial Oversight