Posts from March 2012

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NOM announces international protest of Starbucks

by mafamily

The National Organization for Marriage (NOM) is urging consumers to “Dump Starbucks” for their corporate-wide position that marriage between one man and one woman should be eliminated and that same-sex marriage should become the norm. By doing so, “Starbucks has declared it will use its influence and resources in a culture war against at least […]

Effort to restore marriage fails in NH

by mafamily

According to the Union Leader, after two hours of debate and ten votes, the New Hampshire House voted on Wednesday to not restore marriage leaving the Granite State’s same-sex “marriage” law on the books. After voting down several amendments and a motion to table the bill, the House voted 211-116 vote to kill House Bill […]

Vermont Legislature kills bill to legalize assisted suicide

by mafamily

In a victory for life in a state not known for its conservatism, the Vermont legislature decided that the bill to legalize assisted suicide would not be coming out of the Senate Judiciary Committee this session. According to LifeNews.com, the defeat came about in part because the state’s Lieutenant Governor, Phil Scott, changed his position […]

Lobby Day RSVP

by mafamily

Tuesday, March 27 Pro-Family Lobby Day 10:30 to 2:00 pm State House Room 437 As the budget cycle heats up, and the legislative session winds down, there is still much work to do on Beacon Hill to advance our values. Please come hear from pro-family state representatives, and leaders of the pro-family movement, regarding budget […]

Important work to be done

by mafamily

Friends of the Family, I just returned from the State House in Boston where the House and Senate convened, albeit briefly, in a joint session. The Constitutional Convention was promptly adjourned, and a brief report of our concerns over amendments pending before this “ConCon” follows later in this email. I have been spending a good […]

Dr. Bill Bennett’s “Book of Virtues”

by mafamily

Well-known author and political theorist Dr. William Bennett will be the keynote speaker at the 21st Annual MFI Fundraising Banquet on Friday, October 12th. Perhaps his best-known book, among the more than twenty that he has written or edited, is The Book of Virtues: A Treasury of Great Moral Stories. Planting good traits through stories, […]

ConCon promptly adjourns to June 6

by mafamily

A Constitutional Convention took place today at the State House and was postponed until Wednesday, June 6. MFI was there to closely monitor the proceedings because of two onerous proposals to amend the state constitution: Senate Bill 12 – This amendment, in plain English, would essentially eliminate the citizen initiative process because there are very […]

Speaker DeLeo shares fundraiser with Wampanoag tribe seeking casino

by mafamily

According to the Boston Herald, a fundraiser for House Speaker Robert A. DeLeo and other Democrat legislators who have final say over a Mashpee Wampanoag casino bid is also on the tribe’s payroll as a public relations consultant. Brooke Scannell is a $3,000-a-month fundraiser for DeLeo’s PAC, Committee for a Democratic House, as well as […]

Event Reminders: School Choice in Massachusetts, Health Care forum

by mafamily

Thursday, March 15 No More Know-Nothing Laws: School Choice in Massachusetts Hyatt Regency Boston, One Avenue de Lafayette, Boston, MA 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM This event is FREE and open to the public Pioneer Institute, in conjunction with the Black Alliance for Education Options, Democrats for Education Reform, Harvard University’s Program on Education Policy […]