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About

About Us
 

Wisconsin Family Action, Inc. (WFA) was organized in 2006 in order to do statewide education, grassroots activities, election-related work as the law provides and advocacy in the state legislature on cultural and legislative issues that either threaten or strengthen Wisconsin's most valuable natural resource—her traditional families.   We take seriously our mission of advancing Judeo-Christian principles and values in Wisconsin by strengthening and preserving marriage, family, life and liberty.

WFA is a 501(c)(4) organization for purposes of the IRS, which means the federal government and the IRS do not allow gifts and contributions to WFA to be tax deductible. WFA receives no state or federal funding. We rely on the gifts of people who believe in its work in the public policy arena of Wisconsin. Gifts to WFA are not reportable to the general public.

Wisconsin Family Council, Inc. (WFC) was founded in 1986 and has a long and storied history of informing, inspiring and involving Wisconsin citizens in the critical issues of the day that impact our families.  WFC's work continues, especially with Wisconsin's churches and pastors, as we encourage churches to have strong Marriage & Family Ministries and to be part of a Community Marriage Agreement.  In addition, WFC supports SALT Ministries in local churches.  WFC is 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, which means gifts and contributions to WFC are tax deductible.
 

Issues

Pro-Life

We support the sanctity of human life and pro-life efforts to protect the unborn.  This includes opposing legislation that promotes the destruction of human life, which starts at conception, through abortion and other means.  We support a woman's right to learn about the effects of abortion, including fetal pain.  Further, we oppose stem-cell research that requires the destruction of human embryos.  Abstinence should also be promoted in our state's secondary education system.

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Gambling

We oppose the expansion of casinos and other gambling activities in Wisconsin.  Such activities are harmful to both the state's communities and economy.  Gambling harms communities by placing an addictive activity in locations where individuals can go into debt, therefore taking financial resources away from their families.
 

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School Choice

Wisconsin's parents should have education options available to them and their children. Such options include but are not limited to home schooling, voucher programs, and open enrollment. With these options, parents are better able to select an education program that is appropriate for their child.

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Taxes

We support decreasing the tax burden faced by hardworking Wisconsin families, as this burden harms both communities and children alike. Further, we oppose legislation and laws that place a heavier tax burden on married individuals than those who are cohabitating, as this penalizes the institution of marriage.

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Religious Freedom

We support the right of individuals to practice their religion without government interference, as this is often considered to be one of the most important liberties granted to citizens of this nation.

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Pornography

Pornography is harmful to society because of its addictive effects and must be controlled by the government. The use of pornography has negative consequences for both the institution of marriage and the family. Child pornography is particularly heinous because it violates the children forced to engage in the production of such pornography and far too often results in children being victims of sexual assault..

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Intelligent Design

Children in Wisconsin's public schools should have the right to learn about competing theories regarding the origin of life on Earth. Currently, in Wisconsin public schools, the theory of evolution is often taught to the exclusion of any other theory. Therefore, we support the idea of "teaching the controversy" and allow students to draw their own conclusions about the debate surrounding the origins of life.

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Marriage/Divorce

The government should promote the institution of marriage in society, as this provides a strong foundation for our society's families, in particular for children.  Further, we support marriage as being between one man and one woman. We also support initiatives to reduce the incidence of divorce in Wisconsin.