Interview With Wisconsin Supreme Court Justice Pat Roggensack

WVCY “In Focus” Host Jim Schneider interviews incumbent primary candidate for the Wisconsin Supreme Court Patience (Pat) Roggensack.

NOTE:  Intended for voter information and educational purposes only.  Posting of this video does not constitute endorsement.

WFA President Julaine Appling “FORWARD” in 2013

A personal video message from WFA President Julaine Appling that discusses the Religious Freedom Amendment,  Spring Elections, and more!

WFA-PAC DIRECTOR JULAINE APPLING ISSUES POST-ELECTION PRESS RELEASE

From the desk of Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA-PAC) Director Julaine Appling:

Pro-Family PAC-Endorsed Candidates Victorious Statewide

Madison—Wisconsin Family Action PAC (WFA PAC) is very pleased that over 75% of its endorsed candidates won last night. WFA PAC director Julaine Appling issued the following statement:

“The 35 WFA-PAC endorsed candidates who won in yesterday’s election received our endorsement because they are people of integrity who share the values of WFA PAC. We congratulate them and looking forward to working with them on policies that strengthen Wisconsin’s and America’s best natural resource—our traditional families.

“WFA PAC stands firmly committed to the truth of the importance of strengthening and preserving marriage, family, life and liberty in our state and our nation. Nothing about last night’s election has changed our resolve. We are heartened that so many good people who share that belief will be serving in our state legislature and returning to the US House of Representatives.”

US House of Representatives** 
F. James Sensenbrenner, Jr., CD 5
State Senate
Luther Olsen, SD 14
Rick Gudex, SD 18
Glenn Grothman, SD 20
Mary Lazich, SD 28
State Assembly
André Jacque, AD 2
Rob Hutton, AD 13
Dale Kooyenga, AD 14
Joe Sanfelippo, AD 15
Mark Honadel, AD 21
Jim Ott, AD 23
Dan Knodl, AD 24
Paul Tittl, AD 25
Michael Endsley, AD 26
Erik Severson, AD 28
Dean Knudson, AD 30
Steve Nass, AD 33
Robert Swearingen, AD 34
Mary Cazja, AD 35
Mark Born, AD 39
Howard Marklein, AD 51
Jeremy Thiesfeldt, AD 52
Michael Schraa, AD 53
David Murphy, AD 56
Dan LeMahieu, AD 59
Duey Strobel, AD 60
Tom Larson, AD 67
Kathleen Bernier, AD 68
Scott Suder, AD 69
Scott Krug, AD 72
David Craig, AD 83
John Spiros, AD 86
Paul Farrow, AD 98
Chris Kapenga, AD 99

WFA PAC endorses and supports candidates who strengthen

and preserve marriage, family, life and liberty in Wisconsin.

WISCONSIN: It’s about YOUR faith, YOUR family, YOUR future

A personal challenge from Wisconsin Family Action president Julaine Appling:

Wisconsin Values

This week’s radio commentary…

I don’t know about you, but everywhere I turn lately I keep hearing about Wisconsin values. On the one hand, I hear that collective bargaining, workers’ rights or conservation efforts constitute Wisconsin values. And then I’ll hear that, actually gun rights, low taxes or a good business environment constitute Wisconsin values. So many values! But what are the fundamental values that really make Wisconsin work? Frankly, they’re the values we hold the most dear – family, life and liberty.

Those were the values that surprised the media years ago when they discovered how many people go to the polls because they’re concerned about things such as marriage, unborn babies, religious liberty and strong families.

We understand that those values, those fundamental values, are the foundation on which the house of Wisconsin is built. Without strong families, without the right to life, without religious liberty and all the 1st Amendment rights, without the institution of marriage—our state will crumble.

Don’t let anyone tell you that these recall elections are just about collective bargaining, Scott Walker, the Republican majorities in the state legislature or taxing the rich, the middle class or the poor. Those are all valid issues but they are just surface issues.

On November 2, 2010, we the people of the sovereign state of Wisconsin voted in to power a governor and legislative majorities that promised to pay attention to their constituencies, to put the state’s fiscal house in order, to create a better business environment in Wisconsin, to bring new jobs and to uphold the values that uphold the prosperity and future of Wisconsin.

That’s what we were told, and to date, some of those promises have been fulfilled. However, it’s just the beginning—there is so much more work to do. We need to hold those reelected or newly elected officials accountable, and we need to support and champion their pro-life, pro-family initiatives and ensure those promises are kept.

But here we are facing nine State Senate recall elections that could change the majority of the State Senate and the legislative agenda we voted in on November 2, 2010. And with that change in majority we would be back to basically the same State Senate we voted out of power last November. And where would that put us? If you think it just means we’re back fighting about collective bargaining and tax cuts for businesses, you’re wrong.

I wish I could show you what we see in our office so that I could impress you with the gravity of the situation our state is now facing. Do you realize that organizations such as Planned Parenthood of Wisconsin, Fair Wisconsin, the state’s largest pro-homosexual organization, and other groups that are fundamentally anti-life, anti-marriage and anti-Christianity are working hard and spending a great deal of money to unseat pro-life, pro-family State Senators in the recall election?

They are doing this because they are desperate to stop the work of organizations such as Wisconsin Family Council, Pro-Life Wisconsin and Wisconsin Right to Life and individuallegislators such as Reps. Andre Jacque (R-Bellevue), Evan Wynn (R-Whitewater) and Sens. Rich Zipperer (R-Pewaukee), Pamela Galloway (R-Wausau) and Dan Kapanke (R-La Crosse) and many others!

They know that the pro-life, pro-family movement in Wisconsin means business and they’re afraid we’re going to get our work done. So they’re milking the recall elections for all they are worth to try to stop us, stop you and stop the legislators you voted into office last November.

That’s why these recall elections affect all of us, even those of us who don’t live in one of the recall districts. For those of you who live in the districts—vote your values! But don’t wait until Election Day to start protecting your values. You can get involved right now. Even if you don’t live in the district, you can still get involved. There’s plenty for everyone to do!

Are you ready to protect your values? Are you ready to protect that vote you cast last November and the legislative initiatives you want to see accomplished in Wisconsin? If so, then go to wifamilyaction.org and click on “Take Action” to find out how you can get involved. Or, you can contact our office at 888-378-7395.

Don’t let all the values talk distract you from what’s really at stake in these recall elections. If you don’t protect your values, who will?

This is Julaine Appling for Wisconsin Family Council reminding you the Prophet Hosea said, “My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.”

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Perpetual Campaign

This week’s radio commentary…

After the whirlwind of the November 2010 elections and the preceding campaign season, you may have thought, as I did, that once we got through a low-key State Supreme Court election this April we’d be without campaigns and elections for a year. Boy, were we wrong!

The budget adjustment bill and ensuing Capitol changed all that.

We believe holding elected officials accountable is important and necessary.  However, holding elected officials accountable by attempting to force a recall election for every legislator eligible for recall is a relatively new strategy. A recall is a constitutional provision for removing an elected officer. Typically, we would want to ensure that a legislator had committed a serious infraction of rules, laws, standards of behavior or common decency before instituting a recall campaign.

A recall is no small matter, particularly since there’s a good possibility it could change the outcome of last November’s election

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Vote Today!

Today is an extremely important Spring Primary Election for a seat on the State Supreme Court.  Incumbent Justice David T. Prosser is challenged by three attorneys: JoAnne Kloppenburg, Joel Winnig and Marla Stephens.  For additional information on the four candidates, click here.

As members of an increasingly powerful branch of government, justices on the State Supreme Court have incredible responsibility.  The ten-year term for a State Supreme Court Justice is the longest elected term in the state.  Wisconsin’s high court is often the final stop for statutes and constitutional provisions in our state and has incredible power over individual and corporate rights.

It is absolutely imperative that Wisconsin voters take part in this race and cast informed ballots.  For more information, visit www.yourwisconsinvote.org.

Please note: the Supreme Court Primary is the only statewide race on the primary ballot today.   Depending on where you live, you may see circuit court judge, mayoral, city/county board and/or school board races on your ballot today, as well.

Great Challenges and Great Opportunities

This week’s radio commentary.

“Great challenges bring great opportunities.” That’s been Governor-elect Scott Walker’s message this year as he’s campaigned for office in a state experiencing all of the painful manifestations of a horrible economy and a bad job market. The challenge he’s referring to, of course, is getting Wisconsin back on track economically, balancing the state budget and taking care of an over $2 billion deficit in the current budget.

The Democratic Party had its chance in Wisconsin to foster an economic environment where jobs are being created, businesses want to move to WI and families want to stay in the Badger State. They failed miserably. In fact, their ill-advised policies and earmark-heavy state budget just made things worse.

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Voting: A Matter of Stewardship

Today’s radio commentary:

Today is Election Day. Every political ad, every phone call, every piece of campaign literature we’ve received has tried to keep the election front and center in our thinking. Unfortunately, all of the slandering and lying that typifies so many elections and individual races may have soured you to politics, and to voting.

I hope and pray, however, that you can parse through the political debris swirling around you, and understand not only who you are voting for, but also what an incredible Christian duty and privilege it is to vote.

We have the great privilege to choose our leaders in this country. It’s a God-given right that comes with a responsibility of Christian stewardship.

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