“WISCONSIN FAMILY MINUTE”
“Wisconsin Family Minute” is a daily program (Monday – Friday) launched by Wisconsin Family Council and designed for Christian radio. A single news item pertaining to marriage, family, life and liberty is featured each day in an effort to inform listeners so that they can pray, educate others, protect their family, or in some other way get involved in the important issues of our day.
We now air the “Wisconsin Family Minute” on:
The Family - at 6:30 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. on stations:
WEMI 91.9-FM Appleton/Oshkosh
101.7-FM Fond du lac
WEMY 91.5-FM Green Bay
96.5-FM Two Rivers/Manitowoc
View listening areas for these stations HERE.
89Q (89.5-FM) in Schofield at 10:30 a.m.
On VCY America Stations:
WVCY-FM 107.7-FM Milwaukee at 5:07 p.m.
and on the following VCY America stations at approximately 3:35 p.m.:
WVCX 98.9-FM Tomah
WVCS 90.1-FM Owen
WVCF 90.5-FM Eau Claire
WEGZ 105.9-FM Washburn
WVRN 88.9-FM Wittenberg
WVFL 89.9-FM Fond du Lac
WVCX 91.1-FM Madison/McFarland
WVCY 90.1-FM Monroe
WVCX 89.5-FM Prairie du Chien
WVCY 94.9-FM Sheboygan
WVCX 92.1-FM Ripon
WVCY-AM 690-AM Oshkosh
Yesterday, May 5, was “Stand With Scouts” Sunday which was spearheaded by Family Research Council in order to provide support for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) and encourage Christians across the nation to urge them to stand strong against the homosexual agenda. Currently, the BSA is in the process of reviewing it’s club policy and is under pressure from homosexual activists to allow openly homosexual boys to join the club.
Pastor Jon Arneson from Baraboo Assembly of God delivers a prayer for marriage and families on the front steps of the Baraboo Courthouse during National Day of Prayer today, May 2, 2013. A group of over 100 community members from various denominations joined together at noon in Baraboo to “Pray for America.” Though the winds picked up and the rains came down, folks stood their ground on behalf of the nation today, interceding in prayer for the nation, our leaders, marriage, families, our citizens, and the Armed Forces.
From the desk of Julaine Appling, Wisconsin Family Action president:
SAFE, HEALTHY, STRONG?
It’s a marriage made in…well, certainly not heaven.
Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action states, “It’s not enough that Planned Parenthood has infiltrated Wisconsin’s public schools with an “anything goes” sex ed curriculum, now they want to dabble in homosexual activism and indoctrination, and our very own Wisconsin Dept. of Instruction is shamelessly getting on board with them. The implementation of homosexual curricula would promote the loss of parental control over the very issues that should be taught and openly discussed in the home environment.”
“School choice in Wisconsin is pretty robust…. Now is the time for you to weigh in on this.”
-Julaine Appling, WFC president
Listen to Wisconsin Family Council’s radio show “Home Front” with WFC president Julaine Appling as she discusses the 2013-2014 state budget, particularly the school choice proposals in the budget.>>>>>Listen to podcast HERE.
There are three ways you can weigh in on school choice:
- Wisconsin Family Action has made it EASY for you to contact your state senator regarding school choice, and it’s FREE. Click HERE and fill in the blanks! We’ll take care of the rest! OR
- Go online www.legis.wisconsin.gov - Click on “WHO REPRESENTS ME?” to locate your legislator and their contact information. Make your own phone call today! OR
- Call the Legislative hotline at 800-362-9572. This will put you in contact with someone who can give you the name of your state senator and state representative; call them both!
“It’s your money, and maybe it’s your children that are involved.” – Julaine Appling
“He encouraged those gathered to continue fighting for abortion rights. ‘You’ve also got a president who is going to be right there with you, fighting every step of the way,’ Obama said.”
FOR THE FIRST TIME IN AMERICAN HISTORY a sitting U.S. president spoke before a Planned Parenthood group, vowing to be a comrade-in-arms, praising them for their “services” to women. He referred to pro-life policies with words that mocked traditional values and insinuated an “old-fashioned” mindset. Time and again, the President referred to the killing of innocent unborn babies as a woman’s “right.”
Wisconsin Family Action vehemently opposes the President’s statements at today’s Planned Parenthood event, and works unrelentingly to strengthen, defend and preserve marriage, family, life and liberty in the state of Wisconsin. We are currently working with legislators on pro-life initiatives, including the Personhood Amendment, which will protect life for ALL Americans, born and unborn.
It’s time to let our elected officials know we believe in choice–school choice, that is!
Governor Walker’s 2013-2014 budget includes some encouraging expansion of school choice in Wisconsin, particularly in the Parental Choice Program or the “voucher program.”
Governor Walker recommends extending to low-income and working-class parents in eligible school districts the same private school option for their children that parents in Milwaukee and Racine currently enjoy. The eligible families must live in school districts containing at least 4,000 enrolled students and 2 underperforming (‘D’ or ‘F’) schools (currently Beloit, Fond du Lac, Green Bay, Kenosha, Madison, Sheboygan, Superior, Waukesha, and West Allis-West Milwaukee). The expansion is capped at 500 students statewide in 2013-14 and 1,000 students in 2014-15.
Wisconsin Family Action supports this proposal.
- Parents are responsible for the education of their children. Having good choices of partners to choose from to help them with this critical responsibility is important. The expansion of this school choice program opens up additional options for many parents.
- Taxpayers get a better deal. The cost per pupil for students in the voucher program is currently a maximum of $6,442. The average per-pupil cost in Wisconsin’s public schools is over $11,000. Even with the Governor’s proposed increase in 2014-2015 for students in the voucher program ($7,050 K-8 and $7,856 9-12; vouchers have not increased for several years), taxpayers are saving money.
- Communities are also getting better prepared young people. Research on Milwaukee’s Parental Choice Program shows better graduation rates among students who have been in the Choice Program and also has had a positive impact on Milwaukee Public Schools’ overall academic performance and graduation rates because of the competition choice schools create.
Joint Finance Committee is taking up the budget now in preparation for votes in the Assembly and the Senate. Now is the time to let members of the state senate in particular know you support giving parents more options for the education of their children.
Here are some ways YOU can TAKE ACTION TODAY:
1. Click here to send your state senator an email encouraging him/her to support the Governor’s school choice expansion OR
2. Call your state senator and deliver this simple message: “I urge you to support the Govenor’s school choice expansion plan in the state budget. It’s good for parents and children and for taxpayers–both of which make it very good for Wisconsin.” Click here to find your state senator and his/her contact information.
3. Share this information with family/friends, encouraging them to join you in contacting their state senator on this important matter.
From our affiliates at Family Research Council:
“The Boy Scouts released a resolution that if approved in a few weeks would change the organization’s longstanding policy on open homosexuality. Advocates of cultural change are pressuring the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) to promote homosexuality in Scouting. The outcome of this decision will affect the very future of Scouting, as a shift in the policy would undermine the very principles held by the BSA for over a century.
On Sunday, May 5 at 7:00 p.m. EDT, join us for this special program that will feature Scouting officials, Scout parents, government officials, and Eagle Scouts to analyze the current landscape and provide action steps so that you and your church can stand with the Scouts in both your community and nationally.”