WHY HAWAII FAMILY ADVOCATES?
OUR VISION: A Hawaii where families are strong, all human life is valued, and religious liberty flourishes.
OUR MISSION: To advance our core values through education, lobbying and electioneering; functioning as an independent expenditure, non-candidate committee.
WHAT WE DO?
Hawaii Family Advocates is a social welfare electioneering and lobbying organization that inspires the people of Hawaii to live out Biblical citizenship that transforms culture. Working with Hawaii Family Forum, we provide resources that equip citizens to make their voices heard on critical social policy issues involving the sanctity of human life, the well-being of the family as the building block of society, and the preservation of religious freedom.
CORE VALUE: FAMILY
Family as God designed it is the building block of society — from it flows life, and the imparting of faith and values. Family is the single-best institution for protecting, providing for, and training children; honoring and caring for the elderly; and fulfilling our most basic human needs. As the smallest and first form of government God instituted, families also serve as an important check on the power and size of government. When families thrive, nations thrive.
CORE VALUE: LIFE
Hawaii Family Advocates is dedicated to protecting human life from the time of fertilization to natural end because we recognize every human life as created in the image of God. We promote public policy to protect our most vulnerable - preborn children and their mothers, those with disabilities or serious illnesses, and the elderly. In defense of life, we oppose abortion, euthanasia, assisted suicide, human cloning, and technologies that harm the dignity of life.
CORE VALUE: MARRIAGE
God’s design for humans as male and female cannot be changed. Our biological sex is written into the DNA of every cell in our bodies and intricately interwoven with how we live in society and relate to others. Marriage is God’s design for uniting the male and female halves of humanity and serves as the ideal context for romantic, sexual love and for creating new life. Forms of sexual interaction outside marriage between one man and one woman distort God’s gift of sexuality.
CORE VALUE: FREEDOM
Hawaii Family Advocates is dedicated to preserving our freedom to believe, share, and live out our faith — publicly as well as privately. Our nation's founders recognized this God-given freedom as so fundamental to who we are, they preserved it in the Constitution’s First Amendment. We promote policy that protects and enhances this freedom for individuals, families, ministries, and companies - and defend against policies that erode constitutional protections.
"Now more than ever the people are responsible for the character of their Congress. If that body be ignorant, reckless, and corrupt, it is because the people tolerate ignorance, recklessness, and corruption. If it be intelligent, brave, and pure, it is because the people demand these high qualities to represent them in the national legislature. . . . If the next centennial does not find us a great nation . . . it will be because those who represent the enterprise, the culture, and the morality of the nation do not aid in controlling the political forces."
20th US President
WHY A 501(c)(4)?
- Example: Hawaii Family Advocates
- Non-Profit Organization (same)
- Supports and defends our core values (same)
- Monitors proposed legislation (same)
- Donations are NOT tax deductible
- UNLIMITED lobbying activities
- Can ACTIVELY support and oppose candidates running for office
- Can directly tell you which candidates share your values
- Can participate at the state legislature without any restrictions
- Example: Hawaii Family Forum