02 Apr What Can I Do?
There are many people out there that want to help with the fight against radical feminism, the sexualizing of children, and the destruction of religious freedom but do not know what to do. They do not even know where to begin. If you are that person, you are not alone. Be assured, this fight needs every willing person. You can find your place.
Here are some ideas to get you started:
- Educate yourself and those around you. A good way to begin this education is to read daily news articles about family policy and law. Doing this will help you understand how the “sexual liberal” side thinks and will help increase your ability to form meaningful arguments. UFI has a great resource for this: World Family News. The Witherspoon Institute’s Public Discourse has some very educational articles. Mercator net and Lifesitenews cover a variety of family policy issues worldwide. Alliance Defending Freedom and the Scotus Blog are good ways to keep track of what is happening in the United States courts concerning families and religious freedom.
- In order to help curb explicit sexual education, first learn what the term “comprehensive” sexual education means. Find out about the programs that are being promoted in your schools as well as your state laws on sexual education. Any programs being promoted that come from Planned Parenthood or SEICUS should be considered a red flag.
- Review the curriculum being used in your schools. Ask to be on any review board when a curriculum is being considered. This may be either at a state or district level. Getting a team of mothers to read the text books being used in the schools will help you know what exactly is being presented. This will be a lot of work for one person. Finding a group of like-minded people can really help.
- Know when your state legislature is in session and know what bills the legislature will be considering. Each state has a legislative website which usually lists the bills as well as all the legislatures. Once you know what is being considered for laws in your area, lobby your legislature for or against bills that will help or hurt the family and religion. You can do this at home through phone calls and emails, or you can travel to your state capitol building. Ask your friends and family to do the same.
- Become familiar with already organized groups in your area. Get on their email lists. They will help you know when it is important to contact your state and federal senators and representatives. As you familiarize yourself with how legislation and laws work, you will find that there are other people in your state already organized and even on your team.
Currently United Families and other great organizations and people are working on ways to bring more like-minded people together to help in the fight for the family and religious freedom. As more resources become available, we will be sure to let you know what you can do. Everyone is needed.