It all began in 2008. As the country was reeling from the recession, a group of people were also concerned about the breakdown of family values in society. Because they understood that strong families are crucial to having a strong culture, community, and society, they began a movement to advocate for the family unit and defend it against the coming attacks. Thus, Delaware Family Policy Council was born.
We do not have an allegiance to a particular political party. We are a gospel oriented organization devoted to upholding a value that we all share – namely, the protection of the family. Strong family units are the building blocks of a strong economy, education system, government, and society as a whole.
We are a coalition of business leaders, school administrators and educators, parents and grandparents, pastors, legislators and government officials, and young student leaders who are all committed to advancing the same goal of protecting family values in their unique sphere of influence. Our connection and relationship with each other is what allows us to remain vigilant about the major decisions happening in our local government that will have a direct impact on the family. Our members, those who sow financially into our ministry, have exclusive access to strategic information that allows them to influence these decisions and decision makers at a deeper level.
This Delaware community is connected to a broader, national coalition of family policy organizations throughout the country and at the national level. This provides us with credible resources and examples of the results of policies as they are enacted in other states. Our team of attorneys who serve this coalition at the national level have won an overwhelming majority of their cases in court, and we rely heavily on their credible, legal advice as we analyze the policies in our state legislature.
Our connection with our national allies allows us to be the recognized family advocate organization in the state, and provides us with solid information to present to the press and to our base.