This week’s Catacomb Caucus was uniquely led by a father/daughter team. Senator Jenna Netherton and Representative Don Haggar inspired us to LOVE out-loud taking as our lead the words of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 2:4-9. We have only three devotional morning’s remaining: Feb. 22 – Rep. Isaac Latterell, March 1 – PUC Chris Nelson, and March 8 – Trudy Qualm. If your in the Capitol those days (Wednesdays) then please join us in the Governor’s large conference room from 7:00 – 7:30 a.m.
Author John Maxwell rightly wrote, “Leadership is Influence”. He’s right and by God’s grace the FHA Action’s team of lobbyists, Dale Bartscher, Norman Woods and Ed Randazzo, are endeavoring to exercise that influence. The 92nd Legislative Session is currently considering some 436 bills and resolutions. Please follow the work of the FHA Action by regularly going to www.FHAaction.org and click on ‘Legislative Radar’ to view those bills and/or resolutions we are tracking.
One such bill we are enthusiastically supporting is: SB149: A Faith-Based Adoption Agency Protection Bill
We need your HELP in the passage of SB149 an bill that ensures that faith-based adoption agencies in South Dakota are free to continue placing children and making decisions that are consistent with their sincerely held religious beliefs and moral convictions. The bill prevents the state from coming down with a “heavy hand” on any agency because that agency follows their convictions.
A few of our wonderful SB149 support team members are pictured here and from left to right they are: Norman Woods (FHA Action Lobbyist), Jim Kinyon (West River Catholic Social Services), Senator Alan Solano (Rapid City), Troy Cumings (Bethany Christian Services National Office), Renee Eggebraaten (Bethany Christian Services of Western SD), and Dale Bartscher (FHA Action Lobbyist). Not picture is Representative Steve Haugaard of Sioux Falls and our CWA partners.
TAKE ACTION NOW: To contact your SD Senator simply click here. You may also call the Senate and House Switchboard phone numbers and leave a message: Senate: 605-773-3821; House: 605-773-3851. These numbers are open and available for taking messages from 7:45 a.m. (CST) until one hour after session concludes for the day. SB149 will likely be voted on the SD Senate floor this coming Wednesday, February 22.
God Bless you and yours as together we fight for that which is right.