08 Oct Message from UFI President Mike Duff
Energy and motion, two keys aspects of the Laws of Physics that govern the Universe, have new meaning to me now. In a few short weeks, United Families International (UFI) has made phenomenal progress in the fight to protect family and marriage. The frenetic pace that has accompanied this progress has been both exhilarating and daunting, but I am proud to say that the organizational and programmatic enhancements undertaken have UFI positioned, as never before, to be an effective voice for you.
As you read in my inaugural President’s Spotlight, we have initiated a new and expanded vision for UFI. This plan is both aggressive and focused, leaving us with much to do. Yet, I want to share with you the progress made during September:
Initiated an expanded international communications and outreach program. Our new UFI Daily Updates, the UFI Weekly Alerts, the President’s Spotlight, and other official electronic correspondence exceeded the 2 million mark during September alone!
Increased our blogging efforts to you keep up to date on the issues – click here to see UFI’s informative blog.
Re-introduced Voice of the Nation, a family values blog talk radio program with new UFI host Heather Sandstrom – click here to tune in.
Launched our new Legal Affairs Division to counter the constant legal attacks on the family and marriage from opposition groups and agenda driven judges legislating from the bench.
Filed an amicus brief before the United States Supreme Court to emphasize the importance of democratic self-determination before the imposition of unratified international law.
Joined our international coalition partners in assisting the government of Albania to resist outside political pressure to recognize same-sex marriage.
Addressed the “Smart Girls Politics Conference” in Nashville, Tennessee USA on the importance of family advocacy in local political processes and how those processes are impacted by the United Nations.
Joined with Stand for Marriage Maine to support a referendum that rescinds legislation creating same-sex marriage.
Entered the fight in the State of Washington to support Referendum 71 which would repeal legislation that effectively destroys marriage as an institution in the State.
Initiated steps to form chapters in Ireland, Uganda, the United Kingdom, and the Caribbean Region, an important step in our new global vision.
Started new chapters in Washington, Maine, Virginia, Tennessee, and Iowa.
Established a consistent, full-time fundraising program designed to provide the necessary resources to support UFI in leading the battle to defend marriage and the family around the world.
Re-invigorated the Stay Alive program, teaching the innocent victims of the tragic Aids pandemic in Africa how to build a happy and healthy future through strong families.
We are proud to have accomplished so much in so little time! Much more remains to be done. And while the task before us is daunting, we are determined to represent your values and your voice in the fight to defend the family, as long as we are needed. We appreciate your commitment to the cause and UFI. We have asked for your heart and hands and financial support before, and we are asking again that you will help us carry on with this important work. When was the last time you contributed financially to support marriage and family?
I understand that in economically challenging times, it is difficult to provide for a family and give to worthy causes. However, a donation to UFI now is an investment in the future of your family. It is an investment in preserving the values you have instilled in your children and ensuring the prosperity and happiness of your family, community, and nation. When the realities of day-to-day life keep you from dealing directly with the social, political, and legal encroachments on your family and values, your investment will guarantee that UFI is there to speak for you, locally, nationally, and internationally. Can we count on your contribution today?
You can make an online donation of $25, $50, $100, $500 or or whatever you can afford now. Or if you prefer print this form and mail a check, or donate using PayPal. Your contribution is needed now more than ever! Can we count on you?