Family Research Council

Government Interest Project

What type of interest group does your assignment fit in?

Religious Organizations

What are the goals of your interest group?

Policy Goals for 2012 & Beyond," is designed to equip grassroots activists, pastors, community leaders, policy makers and other who want to make a difference in their communities and in our culture. This kind of difference will be critically needed not just in the 2012 elections, but in the weeks and years after the election, as hopefully, a new breed of public servants begin working to get America back on the right track.

What is the amount of funding your interest group to accomplish its goals? How much money was raised

FRC is supported by voluntary donations and grants. The bulk of FRC's contributions are received from individuals. Donations to FRC are tax deductible. FRC does not receive any funds from any federal or state government,Family Research Council is funded by the voluntary donations of concerned citizens and foundations. FRC does not receive any funds from any federal or state government.

How many members are in your interest group?

85

What are the activities your interest group is currently involved in ?

FRC has testified before congress on many "pro-family" issues, filed amicus briefs, and published a lot of reports that they regularly circulate to politicians. In September 2001, FRC's president attacked President Bush for his "implicit endorsement of the homosexual political agenda" with the appointment of two openly gay men by the Bush administration. FRC has also defended the Boy Scout's discriminatory practices against gay men and lesbians and has criticized the Girl Scouts for not having the same practice. FRC has joined many other right-wing conservative groups by attacking and boycotting Disney's "gay-friendly" policies. FRC has lobbied against many "equal rights" measures that extend civil rights protections to gay and lesbian people, and has promoted the "ex-gay" movement as a way to combat civil rights measures for gay men and lesbians. FRC strives to ban all federal or state support for family planning services and overturn the right to an abortion. FRC is a strong supporter of "abstinence-only" education and opposes sex education that addresses contraception. - See more at: http://www.rightwingwatch.org/content/family-research-council#sthash.olIMjpTx.dpuf
Family Research Council was founded in 1983 with the mission to champion marriage and family as the foundation of civilization, the seedbed of virtue, and the wellspring of society. FRC shapes public debate and formulates public policy that values human life and upholds the institutions of marriage and the family. Believing that God is the author of life, liberty, and the family, FRC promotes the Judeo-Christian worldview as the basis for a just, free, and stable society.

FRC is based in Washington, D.C., which enables our staff to voice your values to leaders publicly and privately. Our location also makes FRC an effective watchdog, exposing secret attempts to advance the liberal agenda.