Advocacy

Listed below are faith, family and freedom advocates. Visit their websites to see how they are protecting your freedom.

Pastors and Laypersons! Make sure and look at the Family Research Council below!  They have practical tools for pastors through their Watchmen on the Wall organization that you can join for free!  Plus ideas for developing your church's Culture Impact Teams, under the direction of the pastor, for laypersons to engage! the political arena in a non-partisan spirit!

In addition to the listed advocacy groups below, The Bi-Partisan Policy Center shown below is located in Washington D.C. and works year round with both parties to develop public policy in the areas of health, security, and opportunity for all Americans.  They have on-going free webcasts regarding public policy development.

Note: The views within these advocate groups are their organizational views, not necessarily the views of the HCBC Community Impact engage! ministry.

American Center for Law and Justice

Jay Sekulow is Chief Counsel of the American Center for Law and Justice (ACLJ), one of the most prestigious law firms in the country. He is an accomplished Supreme Court advocate, renowned expert on religious liberty, a number 1 New York Times-bestselling author, and a respected broadcaster.

Jay Sekulow is an attorney with a passion for protecting religious liberty - freedom - democracy. For nearly a quarter of a century, he's been on the front lines - working to protect religious and constitutional freedoms in the courts, in Congress, and in the public arena.

At the Supreme Court of the United States, Jay Sekulow has argued cases 12 times - including several landmark cases which have become part of the legal landscape in the area of religious liberty litigation.

ACLJ has resources regarding the latest news on religious liberty, petitions, videos, how to get legal advice regarding the first amendment and additional resources.

Bipartisan Policy Center

Bipartisan Policy Center is a non-profit organization that combines the best ideas from both parties to promote health, security, and opportunity for all Americans. BPC drives principled and politically viable policy solutions through the power of rigorous analysis, painstaking negotiation, and aggressive advocacy.

Click on their logo, go to the website, and sign up for their weekly podcasts--excellent source of bi-partisan research and discussion on a variety of political topics.

As a Washington, D.C.-based think tank that actively promotes bipartisanship, BPC works to address the key challenges facing the nation. Our policy solutions are the product of informed deliberations by former elected and appointed officials, business and labor leaders, and academics and advocates who represent both ends of the political spectrum. We are currently focused on health, energy, national security, the economy, financial regulatory reform, housing, immigration, infrastructure, and governance.

Concerned Women for America

What We Do
We are the nation’s largest public policy women’s organization with a rich history of over three decades of helping our members across the country bring Biblical principles into all levels of public policy.

We help people focus on seven core issues, which we have determined need Biblical principles most and where we can have the greatest impact. At its root, each of these issues is a battle over worldviews.

Mission Statement
Concerned Women for America protects and promotes Biblical values and Constitutional principles through prayer, education, and advocacy.

Vision Statement
Concerned Women for America is leading a movement dedicated to impacting the culture for Christ through education and public policy.

Family Policy Alliance

Welcome to Family Policy Alliance. You may know us by our previous names, CitizenLink and Focus on the Family Action. We’re still a public policy partner of Focus on the Family. As a Christ-centered organization, our vision is a nation where God is honored, religious freedom flourishes, families thrive and life is cherished.

Our mission is to advance biblical citizenship, equip and elect statesmen, promote policy and serve an effective alliance, all committed to a common vision.

Family Research Council

Vision Statement
Family Research Council's vision is a culture in which all human life is valued, families flourish, and religious liberty thrives.

Mission of Organization
Family Research Council's mission is to advance faith, family, and freedom in public policy and the culture from a Christian worldview.

Pastors and Laypersons!
Discover FRC resources for sermons to engage the civic culture.  Pastors, we encourage you to join Watchmen on the Wall, sponsored by FRC that will give you a vast amount of information from legal parameters of what you can/cannot do as a 501c3 while also keeping you up to date on what is happening to religious liberty challenges in DC and actions your congregation can take.

Also take a glance at the practical, easy steps on how to develop a Culture Impact Team that can be designed just for your church's calling to engage the political culture in your local community!

Watch the Standing Firm CIT webcast that has CIT leaders nationwide talk about all the practical ways they are engaging their communities. The engage! co-leader for HCBC Austin  is in this webcast talking about how to have a Voter Registration.  Remember, every CIT team is under the authority of the pastor so each church's CIT is different, dependent upon their calling. YOU decide what is best for your church!

Texas Values

The Texas Values mission is to preserve and advance a culture of family values in the state of Texas.

The Texas Values vision is to stand for biblical, Judeo-Christian values by ensuring Texas is a state in which religious liberty flourishes, families prosper, and every human life is valued.

Texas Values promotes our core values of faith, family, and freedom in Texas through:

  • Policy research
  • Public education and standing for truth in the media
  • Grassroots mobilization
  • Voter education
  • Reviewing legislation and providing legal analysis
  • Testifying at the Texas Legislature, State Board of Education, and other governmental entities

iVoterGuide

From immigration and healthcare to family values, religious liberty, and fiscal responsibility – iVoterGuide covers all the issues most important to you; and we back it with quantifiable research.

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