S.B. 397

RELIGION IS ESSENTIAL

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: SUPPORT

AUTHOR: Senator Jones

SUMMARY: Requires the Governor or local government to consider and treat religious services as essential during a state or local emergency.

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STATUS: Introduced

HISTORY:

Introduced 2/11/21

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES:

Pastor Jack Hibbs' Press Release: Click Here

https://jones.cssrc.us/content/senator-brian-jones-introduces-religion-essential-act

https://www.californiafamily.org/2021/ca-senator-introduces-bill-to-stop-second-class-citizen-status-for-churches-during-pandemic/

H.R. 1

VOTING/ELECTION LAWS

U.S. FEDERAL HOUSE RESOLUTION

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Representative Sarbanes

SUMMARY: Expands the potential for voter fraud by requiring same-day registration, automatic voter registration for eligible individuals, the unsolicited sending of mail-in-ballots to all Native Americans on tribal lands, voter registration for sixteen-year-olds, fifteen days of early in-person voting, use of ballot drop boxes, and acceptance of all voter registration applications, while prohibiting states from requiring voter ID, penalizing non-citizens who vote, requiring more than a signature to verify a person’s eligibility to vote, and more.

READ HOUSE RESOLUTION: Click Here

STATUS: Passed in the House 3/3/21 and will be heard next in the U.S. Senate. Voting date TBD.

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/4/21

Passed in the House 3/3/21

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES:

https://www.conservativehq.org/post/conservatives-oppose-h-r-1-the-ultimate-fantasy-of-the-left

H.R.5

THE EQUALITY ACT

U.S. FEDERAL HOUSE RESOLUTION

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Representative Cicilline

SUMMARY: "The Equality Act" would add “sexual orientation” and “gender identity” as a protected class in the federal Civil Rights Act, thereby affecting employment, housing, public accommodations, jury service, education, and federal programs.

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STATUS:

Passed in the House 2/25/2021 and will be heard next in the U.S. Senate (date TBD).

HISTORY:

Passed in the House 2/25/2021

Introduced 2/18/2021

(Assigned to the House -Judiciary; Education and Labor; Financial Services es; Oversight and Reform; House Administration)

WATCH HOUSE VOTE 2/25/2021:

ARTICLES:

https://www.heritage.org/gender/heritage-explains/the-equality-act

https://www.adflegal.org/blog/think-equality-act-will-spare-churches-and-religious-schools-think-again?sourcecode=10016093_r800&fbclid=IwAR14eubcN-fA05nlxOJb-dYRqAZIru90i3TbAzlWwPdHshpoN1svz0wF8EQ#close

https://www.frc.org/get.cfm?i=WA21B60&f=WU21B18

S.B. 245

FREE ABORTIONS

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Senator Gonzalez

SUMMARY: Requires all healthcare plans to include free abortion services.

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STATUS: Assigned to Senate Committee on Health

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/22/21

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES:

https://www.cal-catholic.com/california-dems-want-insurance-for-all-abortions-no-co-pays-no-deductibles/

S.B. 224

MENTAL HEALTH EDUCATION

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Senator Portantino

SUMMARY: Requires mental health to be taught in grades K-12 that covering information “appropriate for use with pupils of all races, genders, sexual orientations, ...” We believe that that this curriculum will be used to promote inaccurate ideas about LGBTQ issues and social justice.

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STATUS: Assigned to Senate Committee on Education

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/14/21

A.B. 101

ETHNIC STUDIES

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Assembly Member Medina

SUMMARY: Requires high schoolers to complete a state-mandated ethnic studies course before graduating.

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STATUS: Assigned to House Committee on Education

HISTORY:

Introduced 12/11/20

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES:

WEBINAR: https://www.facebook.com/wenyuan.wu.7/videos/4249786801704719/

https://www.calethstudies.org

S.B. 217

SEX ED TRANSPARENCY

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: SUPPORT

AUTHOR: Senator Dahle

SUMMARY: Requires schools to provide parents with a notice that they will be teaching comprehensive sexual health education and HIV prevention instruction in their child’s class and inform them that the educational materials that will be used are available for parents to inspect.

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STATUS: Assigned to Senate Committee on Education

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/13/21

ARTICLES AND RESOURCES:

https://www.californiafamily.org/2021/state-democrats-commitment-to-sex-ed-transparency-put-to-the-test-with-new-bill/

A.B. 272

STUDENT RIGHTS

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: SUPPORT

AUTHOR: Assembly Member Kiley

SUMMARY: Prohibits schools from requiring that minors forfeit their right to sue in the case of sexual assault or battery as a condition of enrollment.

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STATUS: Assigned to House Committee on Judiciary

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/19/21

S.B. 17

RACISM

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: OPPOSE

AUTHOR: Senator Pan

SUMMARY: Requires the state government to address racism as a public health crisis.

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STATUS: Assigned to Senate Committee on Rules

HISTORY:

Introduced 12/7/20

S.B. 238

EMPLOYEE FREE SPEECH

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: SUPPORT

AUTHOR: Senator Melendez

SUMMARY: Prevents employers from discriminating against employees due to the employee’s political affiliation.

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STATUS: Assigned to Senate Committee on Judiciary

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/21/21

S.B. 249

STUDENTS’ FREE SPEECH

CALIFORNIA STATE BILL

STANCE: SUPPORT

AUTHOR: Senator Melendez

SUMMARY: Prevents schools from discriminating against students due to the student’s political affiliation.

READ BILL: Click Here

STATUS: Assigned to the Senate Committee on Judiciary and Education

HISTORY:

Introduced 1/25/21

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