UPDATE: Idaho Legislators Urged to Support Resolution Establishing Traditional Family Values Month

Boise, ID – Idaho State Senator Ben Toews (R-District 4) and Representative Joe Alfieri
(R-District 4) have introduced a resolution, co-written and supported by the Pacific
Justice Institute (PJI), to establish Traditional Family Values Month in the State of Idaho.

“The Traditional Family is the foundation of a healthy, thriving society,” said Brad Dacus,
president and founder of PJI. “At a time when the traditional American family is
declining, PJI is proud to champion Senator Toews’ and Representative Alfieri’s
Traditional Family Values Month resolution which seeks to raise the visibility of the
importance of the traditional family as this viewpoint is being stifled in our current

Under the resolution HCR20, the time between Mother’s Day and Father’s Day would
celebrate the value of a traditional family consisting of a biological female mother and
biological male father, children, aunts, uncles, grandparents and other extended family.

Research has demonstrated that children raised in traditional families are more likely to
lead successful lives than those who have not experienced the same level of family
security and stability. The benefits include: lower risk of drug addiction, lower
incidences of participating in criminal activities, higher academic achievement, less
mental illness and, fewer teenage pregnancies.

Each week of Traditional Family Values Month would celebrate a different and unique
element of what makes families strong. The first week, inclusive of Mother’s Day, would
be a celebration of motherhood. The second week would be a celebration of sons,
brothers and uncles. The third week would celebrate daughters, sisters and aunts. The
fourth week would celebrate grandparents. The fifth and final week—which includes
Father’s Day—would be a celebration of fatherhood and marriage between a man and a
woman. Businesses, churches, schools and communities would be encouraged to take
part in celebrating Traditional Family Values Month in Idaho.

This groundbreaking resolution marks the first of its kind in the United States.

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Just last month, we announced that PJI co-wrote and is supporting a resolution introduced by Idaho State Senator Ben Toews (R-District 4) and Representative Joe Alfieri (R-District 4). Resolution number HCR35, which has already passed the Idaho House of Representatives, is now awaiting approval by the Senate State Affairs Committee before proceeding to the Senate floor for a vote. If passed, the resolution would establish a Traditional Family Values Month in the State of Idaho, marking the first of its kind.

At this critical moment, your support is essential. We’re facing opposition and urge you, whether you’re an Idaho resident or know someone who is, to reach out to your/their state Senator and encourage him or her to vote YES in support of this resolution.

Here are the committee members you (if you are an Idaho resident) should contact to urge them to approve this resolution and advance it to the Senate floor. The decision will likely be made within the next week, so please take action now!

Thank you for standing with us as we continue this over 25 year mission of defending faith and freedom—all without charge.


P.S. – Did you know that PJI has an initiative called The Church Finds Its Voice? We are working with churches nationwide to encourage civic stewardship to advance biblical values to secure our God-given freedoms. Get involved and learn more!