18 Nov UFI Joins with Prop 8 Coalition Leaders to Denounce Attacks by Opponents
November 18, 2008
UFI Joins with Prop 8 Coalition Leaders to Denounce Attacks by Opponents
Bev Rice.jpgDear ~Contact.FirstName~,
Last Friday, Proposition 8 Coalition Leaders held a press conference to denounce the vicious attacks against individuals, churches and businesses who supported the California marriage amendment. United Families was proud to stand with other leaders to show support to those who have been subjected to these tactics.
Frank Shubert, a co-manager of the campaign suggested that despite the “trampling of civil rights and now domestic terrorism” that there was a “deafening silence” from the elected officials. He asked Governor Schwarzenegger, Senator Diane Feinstein and others to support those who are “being bullied by angry mobs”. California chapter members also received a request last Friday alerting them to the situation and asking them to contact their state legislature and the governor. Click here to see excerpts from the press conference.
It is difficult to imagine that in the year 2008 people are being attacked for exercising their constitutional rights to vote their conscience. 52% of Californians supported the amendment to the California constitution that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. The attacks in California have included the taking and stomping on a cross held by a grandmother, a musical theatre director being forced to resign, a Mexican restaurant boycotted and picketed and numerous churches having their property defaced.
United Families has defended the traditional family for 30 years. The efforts of the opposition are gaining momentum. We will not be deterred. We are committed to our mission to educate about the issues; advocate for the family wherever it is being attacked; and serving families who need our help. Please join us. Introduce United Families to your family and friends. Help us to build a larger tent where all those who believe in strong families can gather. United Families will always be here to provide respite from the storm.
United Families International
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United Families along with other pro-family organizations around the world are working to gather signatures to be presented at the UN on December 10th to the delegates in the General Assembly. We are working to gather as many signatures as possible in order to show the UN that life and family are a human right and that there is a significant presence of pro-family individuals throughout the world.
Together the pro-family organizations have gathered over 140,000 signatures! We need YOUR help to keep this number growing. Please sign the petition in English, Spanish, French, or Portuguese TODAY! But that’s not all! In order for us to make a significant statement to the world we need YOU TO HELP.
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United Families International Welcomes New President!
United Families International is pleased to introduce Beverly Beckstead Rice. Beverly was recently appointed President of United Families International by the Board of Directors. Beverly brings to UFI strong organizational skills and insight that will take us to new heights.
New President Highlights
Beverly and her husband are the parents of two children and live in California. Beverly has spent the last 20 years donating her time to non-profit organizations. These have included local and national organizations. Like other parents she has volunteered at her children’s schools and has worked on a variety of community committees and foundation boards. She worked together with her daughter to volunteer over 500 hours to various philanthropies.
Beverly had a successful career as president of a consulting firm that specialized in organizational leadership, strategic business planning and leadership development.
Before being appointed as president of UFI, Beverly served as the president of United Families California, vice president of Resource Development and president-elect for United Families International. She also represented UFI at several UN conferences.
Thank you to Carol Soelberg
Carol.JPGFor two years Carol Soelberg has served as the president of UFI and has done an outstanding job of representing the family around the world. UFI has grown under Carol’s leadership and talents, and we thank her for guiding us through the ongoing fight for marriage, life and the family. Some of the highlights of Carol’s presidency include; two new Guides to Family Issues, updated UN Negotiating Guides, UN and International work was accomplished in Poland and Kosovo as well as the consistent, thought-provoking and educational emails and newsletters. Carol was the driving force behind our new chapters in Utah, Georgia, New Mexico and Colorado.
Although Carol will no longer be the president, she has agreed to continue working with UFI as the Director of Chapter Development.
Goals for the Upcoming Year
United Families International will look to accomplish several goals next year. These include:
* Work to protect traditional marriage between a man and a woman in the state, national and international arenas.
– Pro-actively work to stifle efforts of anti-family forces promoting the universal right for all women to an abortion at the United Nations and on the national and international level.
– Strengthen and expand our humanitarian program, Stay Alive to additional nations in Africa. Additionally, areas in India and Central America will be explored for implementation.
– Increase the number of state chapters. These chapters will provide a means for members to actively advocate within their own states under the direction of United Families International
World News Has A New Look!
United Families wants to keep you up to date on the news from around the globe. We have redesigned our world news page so that you can search by topic and date to keep up on all family issues. Search for news relating to family, marriage, life, parenting, and sovereignty and keep up to date on all the issues!
Is the human race headed for extinction – CLICK HERE to find out!
What would you do if you knew your family line would cease to exist… not at some distant point in time, but in the foreseeable future? What would you do if a human genocide was taking place RIGHT NOW, right under your nose, in countries around the world?