Are you ready for November 6th? PA Family Council

We’ve asked the questions. You can now read (and share) the answers.

Every election season, our mission at PA Family Council is to provide you with information to help you make an informed decision on Election Day (this year: Tuesday, November 6th). It’s why we invest in bringing thousands of Pennsylvanians our Voter Guide containing a series of questions asked to the candidates for federal offices (U.S. Senate, U.S. House of Representatives) and state offices (Governor, State Senate, State House of Representatives).

Access your online guide now:
By using this online guide, you can see the State House candidates (that are not in the print guide) as well as find your polling location. You can also make a plan to vote by signing up to receive an email or text message reminder the night before Election Day.

Need a printed version? Click here to order now (Deadline: Tuesday, October 30).

Want to share the importance of voting with your pastor and church family? We have resources to help at

Our legislative session is over. What happened?

The final day of the 2017-2018 legislative session has passed and there are several bills we wanted to highlight:

Good: Pennsylvania becomes a Safe Harbor State.
Senate Bill 554 passed unanimously and will now provide specialized services to victims of sex trafficking under the age of 18 instead of potential criminal charges. This would include safe housing, access to education, employment and life-skills training as well as counseling and treatment services. SB 554 was signed on October 24th and will now take effect at the end of December. Pennsylvania now becomes the 24th state to pass this Safe Harbor legislation.

Good: No movement on threatening “Bathroom Bills.”
Senate Bill 613 and House Bill 1410 would make harmful changes to our state law covering public accommodations, housing and employment by creating special statuses for “sexual orientation” and “gender identity.” These proposed bills are what result in someone like Jack Phillips, owner of Masterpiece Cakeshop in Colorado, being targeted for his faith. It also leads to sex-specific restrooms and locker rooms being forced open to members of the opposite biological sex. No movement was made by elected officials on these proposed bills but they will assuredly be brought up again next year. To better understand the harmful impacts of this proposed legislation, download our e-Book for free.

Bad: No vote by PA Senate on Down Syndrome Protection Act.
House Bill 2050 – the Down Syndrome Protection Act – would have prohibited an abortion solely based on a diagnosis of possible Down syndrome. This bill had already passed the PA House with by a bipartisan vote, more than the two-thirds majority needed to override a promised veto from Governor Tom Wolf, an outspoken advocate of abortion-on-demand. However, the PA Senate failed to bring it up for a vote. Support for this legislation continues to grow and it will be legislation brought up next session. More:

Friends of the Family Banquet: A Fantastic Celebration

From the entire team at PA Family Institute, thank you to everyone who attended our sold-out Friends of the Family banquet. You truly made it a night to remember. As one of our supporters said of the night:

“The evening was deeply moving, hope filled and informative. We heard from Jack Phillips, Coach Joe Kennedy and Alexis Lightcap. All three are ordinary citizens with extraordinary courage standing strong for their convictions as followers of Jesus.”

Mark your calendars: Friday, September 27, 2019 – Hershey, PA – Next year’s Friends of the FamilyBanquet.

Upcoming November Events:

Friday, November 2: Family Life Radio’s Capital Connection Live
Before you cast your vote this November, we’re coming together to find out more about where NY and PA candidates stand on the issues that matter to you. This live event features a panel discussion along with a Q&A session to tackle the specific issues you would like to talk about. Hosted by Family Life in Bath, NY. This is a free event but everyone will need a ticket. Click here for tickets.

Tuesday, November 6th: Election Day
Polls are open from 7am – 8pm. Be sure to use our Voter Guide at

Friday, November 16: The Extraordinary Give
Please consider partnering with Pennsylvania Family Institute in Lancaster County’s Largest Day of Giving – the Extraordinary Give. Every dollar you donate will be stretched by a pool of cash and prizes (a record amount totaling more than $500,000) from the Lancaster County Community Foundation, Rodgers & Associates, the High Foundation, and other community sponsors! For more, visit

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