NDAA Amendment Shows Woke DC Now Cancelling Rosie the Riveter

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July 30, 2021

NDAA Amendment Shows Woke DC Now Cancelling Rosie the Riveter

Senate Armed Services Committee approves an amendment that would require women to register for the draft—the Family Policy movement responds

WASHINGTON, D.C.—As the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) continues to make its way through the Senate, Family Policy Alliance and the alliance of state-based family policy councils raise the alarm that now Woke D.C. is trying to cancel Rosie the Riveter.

Earlier this week, the Senate Armed Services Committee approved an amendment to the NDAA that would require women to register for the draft. This is the latest disappointing move out of Washington, D.C., after months of the Biden Administration’s clear agenda to erase any distinction between the male and female sexes in law and in culture. From the Administration’s stated top priority, the Equality Act, to their recent “guidance” from the Department of Education that turns Title IX on its head by declaring it to be “discriminatory” when men are not permitted access to women’s locker rooms, sports teams, championships, or scholarships if they self-identify as women, the erasure of women appears to be a top priority in D.C.

The state-based family policy councils and Family Policy Alliance responded to the amendment with this joint statement:

Now Woke DC is canceling Rosie the Riveter? Men and women are equal under the law and equally made in the image of God, but Woke DC has an agenda to erase any differences between men and women. Insisting that women need to be drafted in order to fully participate in our nation’s defense demeans women who have kept our country safe and on track on the front lines in our manufacturing plants and labor force, with our families, and by their voluntary service in the armed forces.

To win a war but have no American families left at home would be doing the enemy’s job for them. Who will be left to raise children when both mom and dad have given their lives in required service? Will that be the government—the same government complicit in the nation’s foster care system and lobbying to cancel faith-based adoption and foster care? Mandating women register for the draft is another flawed idea from DC pretending women do not exist.”

Now that the NDAA has cleared the Senate Armed Services Committee, including the Committee’s amendment that would require women to register for the draft, it will head next to the full Senate floor for consideration. The collective Family Policy movement will be urging Senators to reject the amendment.

Organizational signatories to this joint statement (by state):

Family Policy Alliance

Alaska Family Council
Center for Arizona Policy
California Family Council
Colorado Family Action
Family Institute of Connecticut
Delaware Family Policy Council
Florida Family Policy Council
Indiana Family Institute
The FAMiLY LEADER (Iowa)
The Family Foundation (Kentucky)
Christian Civic League of Maine
Massachusetts Family Institute
Michigan Family Forum
Minnesota Family Council
Nebraska Family Alliance
Family Policy Alliance of New Jersey
New Yorkers for Constitutional Freedoms
North Carolina Family Policy Council
Pennsylvania Family Council
Palmetto Family (South Carolina)
Family Heritage Alliance (South Dakota)
Family Action Council of Tennessee
Texas Values
Family Policy Institute of Washington
West Virginia Family Policy Council
Wisconsin Family Action
Family Policy Alliance of Wyoming

Media Contact:

Norman Woods, (605) 718-5433, Norman@Familyheritagealliance.org

2021 Legislative Scorecard

Every year, FHA Action produces a Legislative Scorecard to highlight those who stand strong for faith, family & freedom! We have always looked towards Legislative scoring through the lens of the “Reagan Rule.” Someone who agrees with you 80% of the time is a friend and an ally, and not a 20% traitor. With that framework in mind, we encourage everyone to take notice of the Legislators who scored 80% or more, and thank them for standing strong on family values!

2021 Scorecard PDF

High School Athletics

HB1225 requires the SDHSAA to use the birth certificate of a student as the determinant of their eligibility, even if the student identifies with the opposite sex team. Why is this needed?

2 Problems with males playing on female teams:

Fairness. Generally speaking, males are taller and stronger than females, and allowing a student who is biologically male to compete against a female could pose an unfair advantage.

Exclusion. If a student who is biologically male is allowed to compete in an athletic competition that is designated for females, then in almost every situation there will be a female who would have filled that spot, but was excluded by a male from a competition that was designed for her.

What We Need
-Students who believe that participation on boys and girls teams should be decided based on the student’s sex, not which gender they identify with.
-Coaches who recognize the harms of allowing students to compete on athletic teams that do not match their sex.
-Parents who are concerned about protecting the safety of students and passionate about maintaining opportunities for female students to compete.

Email your Representative!

Ministry Leaders’ Capitol Summit

Come for a discussion of the impact the body of Christ can have on our state and the legal foundation we have to do so! RSVP Today! February 5

The day will start at 9:00am in the Capitol Rotunda with refreshments and a brief orientation on the workings of the capitol. Everyone will then be released to find their legislators, explore the capitol building, take tours, and learn more about their state government. We will end our time at the capitol with a picture on the steps and the singing of several patriotic songs.

Lunch will be held at Community Bible Church where the FHA team will give a further briefing on what is happening at the capitol, then Paul Weber and Tonya Shellnutt will be our keynote speakers! Mr. Weber, President and CEO of the Family Policy Alliance, will examine the need for the body of Christ to have a greater impact on culture, and the opportunity we have to do so. Mrs. Shellnutt, Regional Alliance Director with Alliance Defending Freedom, will explain the Church Alliance program and discuss the resources and protections available to your church!

RSVP Today!

The Beliefs of Generation Z

Weren’t able to make the October 10 Generation Z Luncheon? That’s ok! The presentation was recorded!

Are we preparing kids for a world that no longer exists? Norman takes information from the Barna Group “Gen Z” study and other sources to explain what today’s kids believe and how we can reach them with the truth.

Click Here for the video

We want to give a big thanks to Pastor Moore and First Assembly of God for hosting the event, and to Deb Baker and Amy Wagner for their willingness to cater the event and set the room!

Gender Identity Proposal at the Rapid City School Board

On September 17, the Rapid City School Board voted on changes to the Western Dakota Tech Discrimination and Harassment policies. Among the changes is the addition of “gender identity” to the list of protected classes. Although we would never agree to the victimization or exploitation of any student, adding gender identity to the list of protected classes is a dangerous idea.

We still need your help!

First – Sign the Petition. Click Here

Second – Come to the School Board meeting September 17, 5:30pm, Western Dakota Tech Pennington County Room, Rapid City, SD.

Click Here to Sign the Petition!

Email the School Board

Click here for talking points from Ed Randazzo

What’s a SOGI Ordinance?

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