On Monday, 11/18, City of Fond du Lac constituents crowded into the Council Chambers leaving standing room only for a public hearing on a contentious “gender identity” amendment to a city ordinance proposed by openly gay councilman Dan Manning.
Fond du Lac citizens showed up and stood up for community values not only at the meeting, but through their communications via email and phone to City Council members and Fond du Lac City Council President Sam Meyer. The majority of the public speaking portion of the meeting was dominated by those who vehemently opposed changes to the ordinance.
WFA president Julaine Appling, who attended the meeting, gives kudos to the effective efforts of the City of Fond du Lac residents, “The citizens of Fond du Lac did an incredible grassroots job on this proposal. I was at the meeting. It was one of the best examples of the ‘multiplied power of one’ I’ve ever seen. This was an unnecessary and dangerous proposal and the citizens spoke loudly and clearly. Fond du Lac did the right thing in defeating it. Make no mistake, however, it will be back. Those who want to advance this agenda never quit.”
Manning is the former board co-president of Equality Wisconsin, an LGBT advocacy group, and co-founder of “Knights Out,” an organization of West Point cadets, alum, staff and faculty that advocates for LGBT “rights” in the military.
From the Fond du lac Reporter:
A standing-room-only crowd packed the Legislative Chamber in the City County Government Building Monday night as the Fond du Lac City Council brought a controversial non-discrimination proposal back for a vote.
After listening to some 70 people comment on the proposal to prohibit discrimination on the basis of “gender identity or expression,” Council voted 5-1 against the proposal with Dan Manning casting the lone dissenting vote. Councilwoman Catherine Block abstained from the ballot.
Manning, the first openly gay member of Council, had proposed the amendment to the current city fair housing ordinance.
>>>>>Read the rest of the article HERE.
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CITY OF FOND DU LAC ACTION ALERT!
The Fond du Lac City Council will be holding a special meeting THIS MONDAY, November 18, at 6 p.m. at the City Hall Council Chambers, 160 S. Macy Street, on whether or not the city should add “gender identity or expression” to its nondiscrimination ordinance. The meeting will allow for public input.
THE SCOOP: Newly elected council member Dan Manning (photo, left) is introducing this proposal. Mr. Manning is an open homosexual, who was a former Equality Wisconsin board co-president, and won election to the Fond du Lac City Council this past April with help from and endorsement of Fair Wisconsin. Both Equality Wisconsin and Fair Wisconsin are leading advocates for advancing a pro-homosexual agenda.
View proposed amendment to ordinance HERE.
1) NOW is the the time for you, if you live in the City of Fond du Lac, to contact your City Council member (better yet, contact all the City Council members) and urge them to vote NO on this proposal. Please take a few minutes to contact the members–the sooner the better. Even if you contacted them earlier, it is imperative that you contact them AGAIN.
Here is a list of City Council members and their contact info:
Samuel Meyer | President | 920-926-0695 | email@example.com
Gary Miller | Council Member | 920-539-0829 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Dan Manning | Council Member | 920-204-6615 | email@example.com
Catherine Block | Council Member | 920-207-2793 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Lee Ann Lorrigan | Vice President | 920-251-3958 | email@example.com
Karyn Merkel | Council Member | 920-933-2939 | firstname.lastname@example.org
Brian Foster | Council Member | 920-204-2010 | email@example.com
We strongly encourage you to both CALL and EMAIL. You can use information in the flier (link provided below) to help you craft your email to the City Council members. CLICK HERE to read about the dangers of this ordinance and view the flier.
2) Please share this information with friends and family members who live in the City of Fond du Lac.
3) Please share this information with your church’s ministry leaders, if you attend a church in the city limits. See bulletin insert information below.
4) Plan to attend the City Council meeting at 6 p.m., Monday, November 18, 2013, at City Hall, 160 S. Macy Street.
FLIER INFO: CLICK HERE for a flier/bulletin insert that gives information on this critical situation. The flier/insert is suitable for distribution in churches. It violates NO IRS rules or regulations.
Choose Life WI License Plate Moves to State Senate
State Assembly Passes Specialty License Plate
MADISON, Wis. — “We are extremely pleased that the State Assembly passed the bill authorizing a Choose Life Wisconsin specialty license plate,” said Julaine Appling, president of Wisconsin Family Action.
Representative André Jacque (R-De Pere), spearheaded the effort in the Assembly.
Appling continued, “We owe a huge thank you to Rep. Jacque for his work on this bill. Likewise, we are thankful for those who supported this measure. The liberal representatives in the Assembly went to great lengths in their opposition to this proposal. Their shenanigans on the floor last night showed once again that when they cannot attack an issue on its merit, they will make outrageous, unwarranted personal and organizational attacks.”
Sales from the Choose Life license plates will go to Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Resource Centers to assist in their life-saving, life-affirming work.
“Last session the State Assembly passed a resolution honoring Wisconsin’s Pregnancy Resource Center and proclaiming October 2011 as ‘Pregnancy Care Month.’ Just last night the Assembly passed a resolution recognizing November as Adoption Month. It is altogether fitting that this license plate, the proceeds from which will be used to educate and care for women and their unborn children and to promote adoption be approved in the Assembly right now,” said Appling.
The bill still needs a hearing and a vote in the Senate, where Sen. Mary Lazich (R-New Berlin) is the lead author.
Photo: Rep. André Jacque (R-De Pere)
WFA president Julaine Appling gives a legislative update from the rotunda of the Wisconsin State Capitol and talks about current progress on the “Choose Life” license plate bill, AB 206, headed for a vote in the full Assembly on Thursday, 11/14/2013.
Wisconsin Family Action Responds to Rep. Danou’s Outrageous Allegations
MADISON, Wis. — In the Assembly Transportation Committee’s Executive Session this morning, Rep. Chris Danou (D-Trempeleau) made some outlandish allegations against Wisconsin Family Action (WFA), in his attempt to discredit WFA. Following is WFA’s president, Julaine Appling’s response.
“Rep. Danou’s statements today while discussing the proposed Choose Life Wisconsin license plate in the Assembly Transportation Committee show once again that people who are pro-abortion will make absolutely outrageous statements in an effort to advance their cause.
“Apparently, Rep. Danou isn’t such a hot-shot researcher. Had he been better at his research or less disingenuous in his statement, he would know that Wisconsin Family Action is not a ‘state affiliate’ with Family Research Council (FRC) or any other national or state group.
“That said, Wisconsin Family Action is proud to partner, from time to time, with Family Research Council on issues that are of mutual interest and importance. Family Research Council is run by some of our nation’s finest, including Tony Perkins, a former U.S. Marine and a former Louisiana state legislator; and Lieutenant General Gerald “Jerry” Boykin (ret.), whose 36-year military career included commands of both Delta Force and the United States Army Special Forces Command, as well as many other excellent staff members. These are most definitely the kind of people we are honored to work with and whose values we share.
(Photo right: Rep. Chris Danou, D-Trempeauleau)
“It is hard to believe that Rep. Danou would think that the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC) and its founder and leader Morris Dees are somehow more reputable and credible than Family Research Council. The SPLC has repeatedly been exposed for using its infamous and highly questionable comprised ‘hate groups’ listing primarily for massive fund-raising based on exaggerated representations.
“Actually, SPLC’s list of groups it has arbitrarily decided are ‘hate groups’ was involved in an act of domestic terrorism against FRC last year. In August 2012, Floyd Corkins went to FRC’s downtown Washington, D.C. office with a loaded pistol and extra rounds of ammunition. Fortunately, FRC’s Leo Johnson took Corkins on in the lobby. Mr. Johnson was shot but is credited with saving countless lives. Under oath prior to his conviction, Mr. Corkins admitted that he intended to shoot as many FRC staff members as possible and that he had identified FRC through the SPLC’s web site.
“I’ll take Tony Perkins and Leo Johnson any day as friends in this work. Rep. Danou ought to be embarrassed by his outrageous attempts to use the SPLC with its questionable practices and shoddy research as a means of slandering FRC and our organization. His colleagues and Wisconsin citizens are too smart to buy his foolish allegations.”
>>>>>Watch the video with Rep. Danou’s comments made available by Wisconsin Eye HERE.
From the desk of Julaine Appling:
Today, the State Assembly Transportation committee voted along party lines to recommend that the full Assembly vote on the “Choose Life” Wisconsin specialty license plate. An amendment to the bill requires that the state be reimbursed for the cost of producing the plate before any plates are available to the public. The Assembly is scheduled to vote on this bill on Thursday, November 14, in one of its last floor periods before January. The proceeds from the sale of this plate will go to Wisconsin’s pregnancy resource centers. To date, there has been no action on this bill in the Senate.
Wisconsin Eye has taped the session which will be made available via their website HERE.
>>>>>Read more about the plates HERE.
U.S. Army Col. Erica Nelson, a Baraboo native, was one of the keynote speakers at the Baraboo Veteran’s Day Ceremony today, and tells Wisconsin Family Action what it means to be a veteran. Col. Nelson is a Baraboo High School grad and has served across the United States in various US Army installations over the last 22 years as well as in Germany for 3 years, Honduras, Hungary/Bosnia, Kuwait and 2 tours of duty in Iraq. She is a military police officer and is currently a student at Fort McNair in Washington, DC. Col. Nelson will be heading next for a position with the US Disciplinary Barracks in Ft. Leavenworth, KS.