23 Feb PRESS RELEASE: Speakers to Address New Chapters of UFI: North Dakota and Minnesota
Moorhead, MN – On February 26th and 27th, United Families International (UFI) representatives, Laura Knaperek and Carol Soelberg, will hold a series of meetings as UFI launches two new chapters, the North Dakota chapter and the Minnesota chapter.
Mrs. Soelberg is a past president of UFI and has addressed many audiences from the UN to the World Congress of Families. She will speak on Feb. 26th in room 227 of Comstock Memorial Union at MSU-Moorhead, her speech is titled, “Issues that Threaten the Family: How to Protect and Strengthen the Family.” Carol Soelberg serves UFI as the Chapter Development Director.
The Honorable Laura Knaperek served in the Arizona State Legislature for ten years. During her tenure as a State Representative, she established herself as an advocate for children, families and the disabled. Mrs. Knaperek will give a training presentation on Feb. 27th entitled, “How to Work with Your Legislature to Effect Policy and to Strengthen the Family.” Laura Knaperek is the International Policy Director at UFI. The events on the 26th and the 27th are free and open to the public.
United Families International was created in 1978 to protect the family as the fundamental unit of society. As a non-denominational, non-partisan organization we are an internationally recognized pro-family voice. UFI participates at the United Nations in negotiations to produce key outcome documents that set family policy throughout the world.
Our chapter development program creates grassroots involvement by educating and advocating in behalf of family policy on national, state, and local issues. Through this program we are building an army of unified voices in support of the traditional family. The Minnesota and North Dakota chapters will be the newest chapters in our international organization.
Our Stay Alive humanitarian program has taught consequential thinking skills to nearly one million children in several African nations revealing an impressive rate of success in decreasing teen pregnancies and the spread of HIV/AIDS.
Through social science research, we strengthen the family by promoting family, marriage, life, parents, and sovereignty.