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Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition 17th Fall Family Banquet Featuring Sen. James Lankford This Saturday

In one of the most-watched events on the political calendar in the Hawkeye State, Senators James Lankford, Charles Grassley, and Joni Ernst, along with Governor Kim Reynolds, Secretary of State Paul Pate, and Rep. Steve King, headline the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Fall Family Banquet” on Saturday, September 16th in Des Moines, Iowa at the Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.

The annual Fall Family Banquet attracts both national political attention, and a statewide audience of Iowa’s most politically active citizens to raise funds for the Iowa Faith & Freedom voter education efforts across the state. As occurred in the 2016 election cycle, Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition will serve a vital role in informing and mobilizing faith-based voters to go to the polls in large numbers in 2018.

WHO:
Senator Charles Grassley
Senator Joni Ernst
Senator James Lankford
Governor Kim Reynolds
Secretary of State Paul Pate
Rep. Steve King
Dr. Ralph Reed

WHAT:
Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 17th “Fall Family Banquet”

WHERE:
Knapp Learning Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

WHEN:
Saturday, September 16th
5:00pm

CONTACT:
Steve Scheffler at (515) 971-7363 or [email protected].

Faith & Freedom Coalition Statement On DACA

Duluth, GA – Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Tim Head issued the following statement on the Trump’ administrations decision to revoke the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program enacted by former President Barack Obama.

“As the federal courts were about to rule President Obama’s DACA program unconstitutional, President Donald J. Trump and Attorney General Jeff Sessions took proper, pro-active action to phase out the program delivering on their commitment to the rule of law and giving Congress time to pass immigration reforms that secures our borders, protects American workers, and deals with those already here. Trump’s executive action is both compassionate toward all who those who have come to our country and prevents mass deportations that could have resulted from the impending federal court ruling that could break apart immigrant families. President Trump and his administration continue to focus Homeland Security resources on deporting criminals and visa overstays, and not on children who were brought to this country through no choice of their own.”

Statement On President Trump’s Call For A National Day of Prayer For Victims of Hurricane Harvey

Washington, DC – Today, President Donald J. Trump declared that Sunday, September 3 would be recognized as a “National Day of Prayer” for the state of Texas in the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricane Harvey. Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed issued the following statement from the Oval Office alongside President Trump, Vice-President Pence, and other faith leaders.

“It goes without saying that in a moment like this we all come together as Americans, bow to almighty God, and we ask for his grace and mercy for those who are affected by Hurricane Harvey. Mr. President, we thank you, the Vice President, and your entire team for everything you are doing to deploy all of the resources of government to help those who have been effected, and most of all we thank you for acknowledging that ultimately it is God who is the source of our unity as Americans and thank you for issuing this proclamation.”

 

President Trump’s Accomplishments

A PARTIAL LIST OF PRESIDENT TRUMP’S ACCOMPLISHMENTS
FIRST SIX MONTHS OF HIS PRESIDENCY

You won’t hear this from the “fake news” media. They like to focus on the “Trump Colluded with Russia” Hoax, the supposed disarray in the White House, or President Trump’s tweets.
The “fake news” media won’t tell you what President Trump has actually accomplished in his first six months in office – which is truly historic. Here’s just a partial list.

  • President Trump has signed more than 40 bills into law and has issued more than 40 Executive Orders on everything from health care, to energy, infrastructure and more.
  • President Trump has signed more laws to slash unnecessary federal regulations and bureaucratic red tape than any other President in American history. This slashing of regulations is saving American businesses more than $18 billion a year in costs.
  • President Trump is emphasizing making America energy-independent. He has approved the building of the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines.
  • President Trump has saved the American people $3 TRILLION over the next 10 years by withdrawing from the so-called Paris climate accord.
  • Under President Trump, the U.S. economy has already created more than 800,000 new jobs. The stock market has risen more than 20 percent since his election. GDP growth for the second quarter of 2017 was 2.7 percent, compared to an average yearly GDP growth under Obama of 1.8 percent. So a 50 percent increase in economic growth under President Trump.
  • Consumer confidence (the engine of economic growth) is at a 17-year high under President Trump.
  • Food stamp use has plunged to a 7-year low under President Trump.
  • Illegal border crossings have dropped 73 percent under President Trump. In fact, illegal aliens are now leaving America on their own. President Trump is doubling the number of border patrol officers.
  • President Trump has declared war on the 10,000 ultra-violent MS-13 gang members who are in the United States. Most of these gang members came to the United States during President Obama’s “open border” policies – when President Obama deliberately ignored U.S. immigration law in order to create more voters for his socialist agenda.
  • President Trump issued an Executive Order ending the ObamaCare regulatory mandate that requires Christian and pro-life Americans to purchase health insurance that includes abortions and gender reassignment surgery.
  • President Trump’s Executive Order also prohibits the U.S. Government from discriminating against Christians or punishing expressions of faith, affirming First Amendment protections for religious freedom. This Executive Order also requires the U.S. government to vigorously protect and defend religious freedom and public expressions of religious faith.
  • This Executive Order ends the Obama Administration’s illegal misuse of the Justice Department and other federal agencies to prosecute and persecute Christians who express their faith.
  • President Trump is allowing America’s generals to decide how to destroy ISIS. Since President Trump took office in January, every ISIS stronghold in Iraq has been destroyed. Because of attacks on ISIS ordered by President Trump and his generals, the founder and leader of ISIS Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi is now dead (SOURCE: Newsweek) and the entire leadership of ISIS has been decimated. ISIS is in retreat everywhere.
  • President Trump has reversed President Obama’s policy of allowing transgendered people to serve in our military because the military is no place for progressive social experiments. Instead of spending billions of dollars on special health care needs for transgendered soldiers, President Trump has decided this money is better spent on weapons and soldiers who are fit for duty.
  • After years of cuts to our military under President Obama, President Trump has signed into law the largest increase in defense spending in nearly 10 years and called for the greatest investment in military readiness since the days of President Ronald Reagan.
  • President Trump is calling our enemy its proper name – radical Islamic terrorism.
  • After years of President Obama packing our federal courts with more than 400 federal judge appointments, President Trump has been appointing dozens of solid Constitutionalists to our federal courts, including Justice Neil Gorsuch to the Supreme Court – who is proving to be every bit as solid with his rulings as the late great Justice Antonin Scalia and Justice Clarence Thomas. Just imagine the kinds of radical anti-Christian judges and Supreme Court Justices we would be getting if Hillary Clinton had been elected President.
  • President Trump has given states the option to deny Planned Parenthood access to Medicaid and other federal grant money because Planned Parenthood uses this money to facilitate its conducting of more than 328,000 abortions per year at Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills.
  • President Trump has ordered a halt to all U.S. taxpayer money going to international organizations that fund or perform abortions.
  • President Trump is pushing weak Republicans in the U.S. Senate to keep their promise to repeal and replace ObamaCare.
  • President Trump is proposing the largest tax cuts since President Reagan. He is also committed to simplifying the tax code so that your tax form will be the size of a post card.
  • President Trump chose Governor Mike Pence as his Vice President. He could not have picked a more rock-solid conservative. In fact, all of President Trump’s key appointments have been rock-solid conservatives. This is essential because “Personnel is Policy.”
  • President Trump has directed our conservative Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to end the anti- Christian so-called “common core” curriculum that was aggressively promoted by Obama.
  • In sharp contrast to President Obama’s rhetorical war on America’s police, President Trump is outspoken in his support for America’s police and has offered cities federal support to crack down on violent crime in our city streets. The result: Murders and violent crime are dropping in most cities under President Trump instead of rising as was happening under Obama.

And this is just a partial list of what President Trump has actually accomplished during his first six months as President. A complete list would fill a book. And this is just his first six months on the job.

ACTION STEP: Copy this list and share it with your friends and relatives. They might not know much of this.

ICYMI: Ralph Reed Statement On Events In Charlottesville, Virginia.

In case you missed it, Faith & Freedom Coalition Chairman Ralph Reed issued the following statement on social media this past Saturday on the racially motivated violence in Charlottesville, Virginia.

“Our thoughts & prayers are with families of those who lost their lives in Charlottesville, Virginia. Those who twist the cross of Christ into a swastika exchange his message of love and redemption for one of hatred and evil. I condemn ethnic and racial bigotry in all its ugly form.”

Statement from Executive Director Timothy Head on Events in Charlottesville, Virginia

“There is no place in America for racial bigotry and discrimination, including the abhorrent ethnic and racial supremacist views on display in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend. We continue to pray for the family and friends of Heather Heyer who was brutally murdered by a domestic terrorist and we call for justice to be served swiftly. We also remain in prayer for the families of Lt. H. Jay Cullen and Trooper-Pilot Berke Bates, two Virginia state troopers, who were killed in a helicopter crash while trying to keep the people of Charlottesville safe. Their deaths are a tragedy that deeply affect each and every one of us.

The events of Charlottesville are an abomination to all Americans and must not be tolerated in a civil society. As Christians, we know that hate, violence, and bigotry have no place in America. As conservatives, we know that we must stand for freedom, tolerance, and peace. And as Americans, we know that an attack on one of us is an attack on all of us.”

Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition To Kick-Off Political Season At 17th Fall Family Banquet

In one of the most-watched events on the political calendar in the Hawkeye State, Senators James Lankford (R-OK) and Joni Ernst (R-IA) headline the Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s “Fall Family Banquet” on Saturday, September 16th in Des Moines, Iowa at the Knapp Learning Center on the Iowa State Fairgrounds.  Also confirmed to attend are Governor Kim Reynolds and Secretary of State Paul Pate, and numerous other Iowa elected officials.

The annual Fall Family Banquet attracts both national political attention, and a statewide audience of Iowa’s most politically active citizens to raise funds for the Iowa Faith & Freedom voter education efforts across the state. As occurred in the 2016 election cycle, Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition will serve a vital role in informing and mobilizing faith-based voters to go to the polls in large numbers in 2018.

WHO:
Senator Joni Ernst
Senator James Lankford
Governor Kim Reynolds

WHAT:
Iowa Faith & Freedom Coalition’s 17th “Fall Family Banquet”

WHERE:
Knapp Learning Center
Iowa State Fairgrounds
3000 E Grand Ave, Des Moines, IA 50317

WHEN:
Saturday, September 16th
5:00pm

Faith & Freedom Coalition Statement On Tax Reform Legislation

Faith & Freedom Coalition Executive Director Timothy Head issued the following statement on the announcement yesterday by House Speaker Paul Ryan, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin, National Economic Council Director Gary Cohn, Senate Finance Committee Chairman Orrin Hatch, and House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady, that Congressional leaders and the Trump administration have agreed to a framework for tax reform legislation.

“The time has come for a major overhaul of the U.S. tax code that provides tax relief for American families and business. President Trump, Speaker Ryan, Leader McConnell and other leaders in Congress and this administration are working hard to simplify our tax code and provide real relief for families and businesses. These reforms will unleash the full power of the American economy to create jobs, and allow parents to better provide for their families.”

President Trump To Nominate Governor Sam Brownback to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom

Religious freedom is under attack across the globe!
In the last month alone, there are dozens of reports of Christians being persecuted around the world simply because they tried to practice their faith.

Seven Christians were killed in Kenya when the Islamic radical group al-Shabaab raided local villages going door-to-door looking for believers. Police in India just this week arrested, charged with unlawful assembly, and jailed a group of Christians who had gathered for worship service. Our very own State Department recently removed the word “genocide” in official documents discussing the ISIS slaughter of Christians and other religious minorities in Iraq and Syria.

However, President Trump announced yesterday that help is on the way to defend religious freedom across the world as he plans to nominate Kansas Governor Sam Brownback to serve as Ambassador-at-Large for International Religious Freedom at the U.S. Department of State.

Faith & Freedom Coalition executive director Timothy Head said, “Governor Brownback has a long, distinguished career as a champion for life, marriage, family, and religious liberty, first as a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, then as member of the U.S. Senate, and now as Governor of Kansas.”

Defending religious freedom is a core priority of President Trump’s foreign policy and Faith & Freedom Coalition supports the selection of Governor Brownback to lead America’s efforts to promote religious freedom around the world.