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Big 3 Initiatives

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It’s that time again – when we see a multitude of initiatives that groups are trying to get placed on the November ballot.  In California, there are some extremely important issues that we are watching closely.  Even if you don’t live in this state, we encourage you to take an interest in these items, because – like they say – “As California goes, so goes the nation.”  To that end, we want to share the Big 3 Initiatives that we are supporting, and if you are a California voter, we urge you to take particular notice and sign these petitions…

Big Initiative #1: CLASS Act – Stop SB 48

SB 48 was signed into law last year by our legislature and Governor Jerry Brown, and it went into effect as of January this year.  Essentially, this bill requires that social science curriculum discuss transgender, homosexual, and bisexual figures in history – introduced to children as young as kindergarten.

We, like many voters, believe that this bill is just a way for politicians to impose their radical agenda onto our students, through the guise of education.  That is why the CLASS (Children Learning Accurate Social Science) Act is urging voters to sign and mail in the petition no later than July 11, 2012!  This Act would repeal SB 48 and encourage accurate teaching of social sciences in our schools.

I am on the statewide steering committee for this CLASS Act, and we at Advocates really want to get the word out about this initiative.  We are available to come speak at groups, churches, or gatherings regarding the CLASS Act.

TAKE ACTION: Download the petition here: http://classact2012.com/get-involved/sign-the-petition/, or you can come by our office to pick one or more up.

Big Initiative #2: Parental Rights in Education

This initiative was brought to the table by a group of parents who decided that they wanted more of a say in what their children are exposed to in public schools.  Therefore, this initiative “[a]llows a parent or guardian to request that a public school excuse their child from instruction in family life or social sciences when such instruction conflicts with the religious training and beliefs or personal moral convictions of the parent or guardian.”

TAKE ACTION:  The petitions in support of this initiative are due April 16, 2012, so please download and mail in the petition today: http://www.parentalrightsineducation.org/content/downloading-and-filling-out-petition

Big Initiative #3: CASE Act – Californians Against Sexual Exploitation

As you may know, human trafficking is not just a problem in countries far from us – it happens often right here in our own backyard.  The CASE Act, which has already obtained sufficient signatures and will be on the ballot in November, will work to provide more protection for the victims of this horrible abuse and tragedy.  Particularly, this bill “will deter traffickers with higher penalties and fines, use fines to fund victim services, remove barriers to prosecute child sex traffickers, mandate training for law enforcement officers, require convicted sex traffickers to register as sex offenders, require all sex offenders to disclose Internet accounts, and protect victims in court proceedings.”

TAKE ACTION:  Vote for the initiative in November and learn more here: http://www.caseact.org/

We believe these three initiatives will impact our state, and the nation, in a positive way with better protection for our students, young people, and families.  We appreciate your attention to these causes and hope that you will put action behind your beliefs by signing these petitions and voting this November!

Robert Tyler
General Counsel

This information is provided by Advocates for Faith & Freedom, a non-profit religious law firm dedicated to protecting religious liberty in the courts!  To help us in our ongoing battle for religious freedom, click here to donate to Advocates.

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